From prestigious bloggers to major label executives, who are today's gatekeepers and what are they looking for? Having one influential person in your corner can trigger a firestorm and connect many dots. Is it luck? Timing? Destiny? These professional tastemakers candidly talk about what it takes to get to the next level.
Kings of A&R owned and operated by Dean Cramer is listed as a top 10 Trendsetting Music Blog and throughout the last decade has helped hundreds of artists worldwide land licensing deals, endorsements, publishing deals, and major record deals. | | Kings of A&R has been profiled in UK’s Financial Times and Billboard Magazine while capturing the readership of executives at major record companies, MTV, AOL, YAHOO!, major cable networks, booking agencies, and music supervisors. Dean has over a... Read More →
Adam Herzog currently resides in NYC as a VP of A&R for Warner Bros. Records. In his short time at the label, he has already signed LA-based electro alternative band Blondfire. Their debut release is due Q1, 2013. Additionally, he is co-owner of KatsKill Productions, a full service Artist Management company, proudly representing Nobody Beats The Drum and Turf War. Prior to his work at WBR, Adam served as Head of A&R for independent label Glassnote Records, where he was instrumental in signing... Read More →
Ron, a SONGS Music Publishing partner, has been with SONGS since the company’s founding in 2004, and has built the business with Founder and CEO, Matt Pincus. In his capacity as Head of A&R, Ron manages the company’s contemporary acquisitions and song-plugging staff, and has been responsible for all of the company’s frontline signings, writer contract negotiations, song-plugging activities, and artist co-writes since SONGS was founded. Ron also manages the company’s Joint Ventures... Read More →