Shawn Barron the VP of A&R at Atlantic Records Spills Inside Tips on How to Make it in the Music Businesses!
To the outside world Philly is known primarily for a handful of things. The history, the sports, the cheesesteaks & the music. From hip hop legends such as The Roots Crew to R&B pioneers such as Gamble & Huff, Philly has always had a major influence in music. Although Philadelphia is an artist driven town, it’s not a music business town. Rappers and singers a like have been flying the coup to places such as New York, Atlanta, and L.A in hopes of living out their dreams. However, what does an A&R really look for in an artist? How about what it takes to be a success music executive? Well The Drop Night Show host Shaun Beastley who himself has seen success as a manager, sat down with one of music’s top A&Rs to see what it really takes to make it.
Shawn Barron who hails from Buffalo New York actually had aspirations of becoming a chef but after finding himself bring artists to record companies, he soon learned that his destiny wasn’t to cook up burgers but rather beats. Currently the VP of A&R at Atlantic Records, Shawn was the man responsible for the singing of Ty Dolla $ign and several other notable names. So it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two in regards to scouting talent.
In a world where 100’s of thousands of individuals chase their dream of stardom, Shawn gave some sobering advice. The business is very cut throat and not designed for everyone to win. So what are your chances of landing a record deal in today’s game. Well let Shawn Barron break it down and see for yourself!