Biography

 
 

Music executive and entrepreneur, Tamara Conniff, is currently Chief Operating Officer of Artist Publishing Group, a full-service music publishing company with a record label arm.

Previously, Conniff was President of music services for Front Line Management Group/Ticketmaster where she oversaw VIP ticketing, branding, digital and merchandizing for multi-platinum artists. She notably launched the first-ever artist branded internet radio stations in partnership with Clear Channel Radio.

Before Front Line, she helmed Billboard as chief editor and associate publisher, where she was charged all aspects of the Billboard brand including print editorial, Billboard.com, Billboard mobile, face-to-face events, the Billboard Music Awards, and licensing. During her tenure she helped launch Billboard Live clubs in Japan, Billboard Russia, the prestigious Women in Music event, as well as partnerships with CTIA, CES, and Midem. She successfully spearheaded Billboard’s first major print redesign in three decades. Billboard won the 2006 and 2007 Eddie Award for best Media and Entertainment publication.

Also a TV personality, she served as a celebrity judge on the Mark Burnett produced series “P. Diddy’s Starmaker” on MTV in 2009 and as an international music profiler on German TV series “Ton Spur” in 2010. Numerous outlets have interviewed her as an expert including CNN, Fox News, CNBC, 20/20, Access Hollywood, Extra, A&E, The Today Show, NPR, MTV, VHI, E!, BBC Television and Canal Plus. She was named one of Crain's New York Business 40 under 40. She has also appeared on “Sesame Street.”

Prior to Billboard, she spent five years as the music editor for The Hollywood Reporter where she covered daily news, did investigative reporting and wrote a weekly column. She was also senior editor in charge of music for Amusement Business.

She has covered the music and entertainment business since she was 17 years old when her first article appeared in Music Connection.

Her writing and opinions have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, Oprah.com and in a number of book collections, among other outlets. 

She is the proud daughter of icon Ray Conniff.

She speaks fluent French, Spanish and German.