Take the pros' words for it...
Ron Fair, Pres. at A&M Records (Pussycat Dolls)
"All labels do the same thing. The business model is the same. What's going to be different from label to label is the individuals that are there."
(HitQuarters Interview Jun 19, 2006)
Shakir Stewart, A&R at Def Jam US (Rick Ross)
"To evaluate A&Rs, I would look at their track record."
(HitQuarters Interview Nov 13, 2005)
Jim Chancellor, A&R at Universal UK (Snow Pat.)
"If I was an artist, I would evaluate A&Rs and record labels on the careers of acts that I respect. That?s about the only way you can look at it."
(HitQuarters Interview Oct 26, 2005)
Mark Williams, A&R at Interscope US (Gwen Stef.)
"Do they have some sort of track record of commitment towards developing things and staying with things even if they are not immediately successful?"
(HitQuarters Interview Apr 16, 2006)
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