Meeting my A&R Icon and Legendary Music Man Ahmet Ertegun changed my life forever – by Holly Hutchison. Ahmet Ertegun is the founder of Atlantic Records and served as Chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He signed Led Zeppelin; The Rolling Stones; Aretha Franklin; Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Cream; Bad Company; AC/DC; Rush; Genesis; Twisted Sister; and Skid Row.
Holly Hutchison started her career toward being an A&R expert in the music industry at 20 yrs old while attending Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. She started by regionally looking for new rock groups and booking the bands at the Airport Music Hall in Allentown, PA in 1987. She went on to become an A&R executive at Atlantic Records in the mid 90’s identifying and pitching Deftones Alanis Morissette, Blink 182 among others for the label’s consideration.
This is how the journey of A&R girl was born and then anrgirl the brand became an entity in 2002. Read more about Holly Hutchison’s Music Credits at www.anrgirl.com/who-is-anrgirl . Holly is very active in music artist discovery and an independent creative consultant for hire on independent artist development.