LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM
Slip-N-Slide is looking for aggressive A&R
What exactly is an
'A&R' rep anyway? We hear the term all the time, and most of us
have a certain picture in our mind. But it is correct? Here's a
short job description.
A&R's Primary Job Duties:
- Auditioning demo tapes
(solicited, as well as unsolicited, depending on record label
policy.) If interested, ask to see artist perform live.
- Attending live shows at
clubs, showcases, concerts, and other venues. Also visiting
artist/band website and social neteworking sites like MySpace
- Following leads from any
‘buzz’ created by artists.
- Checking industry
insiders (managers, agents, attorneys, concert promoters, label
promo reps, retail contacts, trade and consumer press tips,
regional ‘scenes’, or other sources.)
- Watching for talent on
other labels, who’s contracts are expiring.
- Evaluate talent and match
with potential audience tastes.
- Sign talent to label with
- Search for new songs for
existing talent on the label.
- Coordinate label
relationships for an artist, once they are signed to the
- Provide creative input
and direction on artist’s material.
- Find suitable producers
and recording studios.
- Plan the recording budget
with the business affairs department.
Send your resume and cover
letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include references
and your contact information!