What is a record label A&R and how do I become one?

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If you have a passion for music and would love towork in the music industry成为A&R可能是您的一个伟大的职业道路,即使不能持有纸条或播放乐器。有很多角色只是在等待一个对音乐激情的人!

You might never have heard of the term record label A&R but let’s take a look at what this entails and how it could be your dream career in the music industry.

什么是A&R?

A&R., or Artists and Repertoire is the part of a record label that has the responsibility for scouting talent. They also look after the artistic and commercial development of any recording artists that they take one. It is the role of A&R to act as a form of liaison between the record label and the artist. Within the role there are three distinct responsibilities:

  • Seeking out new talent
  • Overseeing the entire recording process
  • Helping with promotion and marketing of the new artist

虽然这可能是每个A&R签署下一个大新星的梦想,但他们也可以签署更多建立的艺术家,以便他们为他们工作的公司的名册。一旦他们这样做,他们将与艺术家密切合作,作为与标签的商务部门之间的比赛。该角色的一大部分是担任顾问,帮助培养图像和艺术家的声音。

Duties will also include listening to artist’s demos, interpreting music data, matching artists to the right producers, and offering constructive creative input.

What qualifications do I need?

This is one of those jobs where there is no formal qualification that can help you out. However, most companies looking for someone to fill an A&R role require a person to already have some experience within the music industry, either with a music publisher, a record label, music tech, DSP or a management company.Alternative routes to showing your passion and taste for music include curating a blog, playlist, or social media community around the music you love.

他们可能正在寻找的其他技能是音乐制作,特许权使用费以及它们的工作方式以及生产者交易。这当然是除了基本的技能,如巨大的时间管理,能够致命截止日期和压力,人们技能和巨大的沟通技巧。它不言而喻,对音乐的热情是必须的。

What type of person does this role suit?

This is undoubtedly the ideal role for someone who is passionate about music and has drive. It can be a demanding role involving long hours, but the rewards speak for themselves. This is not a role for someone who is shy as there is a lot of communication involved with a wide range of people. If you have the drive and the ability to think on your feet, great people skills, and a love of good music then this may well be the music industry job for you.

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