Dear Music Industry Professional,

Welcome to the summer days of the Music Industry. These last few months have certainly had their fair share of activity within the A&R Community so be sure to check out the latest issue of our A&R Registry that was just released!

Before we delve into the changes across the A&R community, we wanted you to be aware of some changes in other areas as well. Beka Tischker has been promoted to SVP A&R at Prescription Songs as well as Kemosabe – Dr. Luke’s joint venture with Sony. Michelle Belcher joins Sony Music Label Group as VP Licensing and Rob Stevenson – EVP A&R Universal/

Republic is now EVP of the entire label. Also, Amanda Schupf has left Imagem Music to oversee A&R and Creative for the newly formed INgrooves Rights Services, a division of INgrooves Music Group.

In the world of A&R, this summer has been a fairly active one so far......... Katie Welle joins RCA’s A&R Dept from Sony/ATV, Joei Manda joins Interscope’s Urban A&R team while over in Burbank, Samantha Maloney and Ryan Press both join the growing A&R team at Warner Bros. In New York, Chris Anderson joins Verity’s A&R Department. Exiting their A&R
posts are Universal/Republic’s Nigel Mac, Verity’s Dee Dee Saison and Julian Reymond at Warner Bros.

In A&R moves (as in from one A&R job to another – an increasingly rare occurance these days) Evan Lipschutz joins Atlantic from Mercury. The other A&R move is Atlantic’s Aaron Bay-Schuck who will be joining Interscope’s A&R team in October. Universal Latin, Universal –
Australia, EMI Australia, 604, Big Bold Sun, Distort, Awesome have all moved to new locations so please make note of their new address information in our new issue.

As always, we also want to welcome our new advertisers Airtime PR, The Cutting Room Recording Studio, Studio D Recording, Royal Palm Publishing and MUSEXPO.

Shifting gears from the A&R world to the world of must-attend events, be sure to register for the upcoming 2nd Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Sync Summit has become THE # 1 networking event for the world of Film/TV/Gaming Music Licensing. Also, be sure to mark your calendars for 2015’s MUSEXPO, who have just announced their dates for next year, April 22–29 Coming up quickly this year is IES: Indie Entertainment Summit, August 6-9, 2014 in Los Angeles. You can find more info at

Please don’t forget our 2014 Music Publisher Registry is coming in soon. We still have advertising space available so please be sure to contact us right away if you’re interested.

Please give Ritch a call at 800-579-4655 or 818-781-1974. And for those of you interested in Annual Sync Summit on Sept 8-9 at the licensing music for film, television and video games, be sure to check out our 2014 Film & Television Music Guide (15th everyone involved in the licensing and synchronization of music and includes an entire section of music supervisors.

 Also, the new 2014, 3rd can place your order at our office at 800-552-7411 (or 818-781-1974 for our international customers).

Please know that we always try our best to make sure all of our directory information is correct at the time of printing, but if you ever come across a bad telephone number or email address, just let us know and we’ll make sure to track down the correct information (if we haven’t already!). Until then, we remain.


Ritch Esra and Stephen Trumbull


The Music Business Registry, LLC.
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