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Friday, October 19 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
A&R = Arithmetic and Research

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How do decision makers discover new talent? What are the numbers required to get on the radar of A&R executives? These modern-day algorithmic gatekeepers shed light on the contemporary talent scout.

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avatar for Karl Fricker

Karl Fricker

With a BA in economics from the University of Chicago + London School of Economics and a Masters in music business from NYU, Karl is well equipped to sift through large amounts of data to help RCA identify new talent. Prior to joining the RCA A&R staff, Karl was a marketing consultant to Nike 6.0 (action sports) and worked in the Creative Services department at Topspin where he had the opportunity to help build and service “direct to... Read More →
avatar for Buck Heroux

Buck Heroux

Buck is a software engineer at Next Big Sound who deals with handling massive amounts of music industry data and drawing insights from it. With a unique knowledge of the behaviors and distributions of social media, radio, and sales data, he has developed frameworks and products to help A&R teams make objective decisions. He is originally from Colorado, and is only an O.K. swimmer despite being a Pisces and growing up near a lake.
avatar for Andrew Keller

Andrew Keller

A&R manager at Columbia Records overseeing a broad spectrum of new and developing acts on the label's roster including Cults, St. Lucia, and Krewella.
avatar for Corey Roberts

Corey Roberts

I started my career interning at London Records in 1997, was subsequently hired by Universal Music Publishing as an assistant, then worked with Avery and Monte Lipman at Universal Records for several years, then with Sylvia Rhone when she headed Motown and was hired by Epic Records in March 2012.
avatar for Travis Rosenblatt

Travis Rosenblatt

A&R at Warner Bros Records for Theophilus London & Mvscles. Director of Research.


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