Modern Adventures in A&R

Mar 13, 2019

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

Artists can now reach the entire world with the click of a button, so it's probably the best time in history to make music independent of a label or publisher. Yet A&Rs still wield influence over who gets signed and how their careers develop creatively, and the competition for talent is fierce. On this panel, A&Rs from both labels and publishers talk about their view of the nature of their jobs and the industry; how they find and sign artists; and how labels and publishers can still contribute value to artist development in 2019 when artists have more control over their fate than ever.

Panelists are:

– Amanda Samii, Senior Director, Creative at Kobalt Music
– Carlos Cancela, A&R at Interscope Records
– Carrie West, A&R at Atlantic Records
– Greg Katz, A&R at Defend Music

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

carlos cancela

Interscope Records

Greg Katz

Defend Music

Amanda Samii

Kobalt Music Publishing

Carrie West

Atlantic Records

Details

Primary Entry:
Music Badge
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Secondary Entry:
Film Badge
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Format:

Panel

Type:

Session

Track:

Music Industry & Culture

Level:

Beginner