In 2002 I held the position of VP of A&R at Capitol Records. I was working inside of a corporate major label and had first hand experience of pitching artists to be signed to the President of the label and then signing them myself. Not only had I built studio production relationships with Timbaland, Josh Abraham, […]
The days of the record label “discovery” and signing of an artist who was heard randomly are extremely rare. The discovery comes when a talented artist or group culminates an audience and a demand for their music and performances when it comes to labels, managers and agents. The competition is fierce. It’s the ability to “DIY” […]
How many of you are blindly reaching out to music executives and or label scout personnel on their LinkedIn Profiles, socials or through their emails with a long front loaded email that explains all of your hopes and dreams why YOU think you should be heard and have the best music they have heard yet with […]
[vsw id=”91-Bbbp20MY” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Ahmet Ertegun walking in to the show I had put together for the then unsigned Skid Row set the course of my life long career and passion for the music bsuiness. Standing next to the iconic Ahmet Ertegun (founder of Atlantic Records) motivated me to move in the direction of working […]
Social media creates a false sense of connection. Sure you are following music industry professionals and liking their posts and pictures. You may even comment. But does that truly make you connected? Let me tell you, 99.9 % of the time if they don’t know you directly or of you from one of their inner circle […]
Is there something you need to know that you aren’t understanding from a blog, podcast, music conference panel, book….? Ask ANRGIRL. Every week I choose ONE question and offer a free response publicly that I think will help educate and inform artists and/or young music business professionals.