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Old 17th December 2010
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Major Label A&R Salary

Is anyone aware of the typical major label A&R salary?

i.e.,
- for entry level jobs (such as A&R Assistant)
- and higher level jobs as regular A&R staff (signing acts and managing projects)

Any general ranges will help. Thanks!
Old 17th December 2010
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what is unemployment paying these days?

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Old 17th December 2010
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what is unemployment paying these days?
lol!

to the OP: not a line of work you'd want to get into if you're planning on being a millionaire, or even a thousandaire... ;-)
Old 17th December 2010
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what is unemployment paying these days?
heh
Old 17th December 2010
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The A&R job function is "DEAD" at major labels.
Old 18th December 2010
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The A&R guys that I know of are now working on a freelance/contract basis on specific projects. It seems that the Majors are outsourcing their A&R.
Old 18th December 2010
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Back in around 1990, I attended a meeting at which some A&R berk stated with a perfectly straight face "We see hip hop moving towards 120 bpm and our focus groups have confirmed this trend."

That's when I knew that they were going to kill urban music, just like they managed to kill every other type of music with their misguided top-down 'we know what you want to hear' strategy.
Old 18th December 2010
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The A&R job function is "DEAD" at major labels.
So what has replaced it for guiding the general recording process?
Old 18th December 2010
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The A&R guys that I know of are now working on a freelance/contract basis on specific projects. It seems that the Majors are outsourcing their A&R.
Do they outsource to individuals or to companies? If so, what kind of company handles this kind of freelance work?
Old 18th December 2010
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Do they outsource to individuals or to companies? If so, what kind of company handles this kind of freelance work?
The guys I know of used to be staff A&R at Universal (or one of it's subsidiaries) - they are now (I believe) on individual contracts.

Whether this applies to all their subsidiary label's, I couldn't say.

I would think that the salary you could negotiate would be dependent on past success - IF they're hiring...
Old 19th December 2010
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Back in around 1990, I attended a meeting at which some A&R berk stated with a perfectly straight face "We see hip hop moving towards 120 bpm and our focus groups have confirmed this trend."
Ha he was right, 20 years later.
Old 19th December 2010
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I come across plenty of A&Rs on Twitter who seem to be doing very well for themselves.
Old 20th December 2010
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So what has replaced it for guiding the general recording process?
Youtube, Twitter, Facebook & Myspace (dead).
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