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Old 13th December 2002
  #10
Every time I walk into a NYC A&R office in a skyscraper, I look down at the ant sized people and the toy car traffic and wonder - just how the fu**k do these folks cover the whole of the US in their talent search?

In the UK you can get most places in a car in a day,

They play me a new act, I say, 'where did you find them' and they say just outside Boston, or Miami, or wherever and it 's a little mind blowing...

The talent hunt vs scale thing....

Its huge....

I guess in the US it involves a lot of the lawyer mooks Curve was refering to.. In the UK it is illeagal for a lawyer to take commision as payment.. So here they have less influence..

It's been said before, no other industry runs on as little business logic..

IHMO those A&R cats just bumble along, it's the instictive A&R cats that bring us the good sh!t.

Long may they reign, there was a kid at Atlantic NYC called Damon Zwirn, I think he has a future, he got his scout job a year ago.. I was buying him lunch when he got the 'yes' call for the job. I wonder how he is doing...