Atlantic Records VP of A&R Spills Insider Tips on How to Make it in the Industry!

Although many listeners tune into to Boom Philly 103.9 daily for the pure enjoyment of music, there are others who listen with aspirations to either end up on the radio themselves or scout the talent that makes it.  Either or, the music industry lures scores of people hopping of making a career in the industry.  However, many that enter either do not have a game plan or unaware how to navigate through the industry.

To give a little guidance, Wooder Ice host Shaun Beastley who himself has worked in the music industry as a manager, sat down with Shawn Barron, the Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records.  Shawn is responsible for the likes of Ty Dolla $ign as well as local Grammy nominated producer Tunjie Ige and an array of other artists. Aside from giving his perspective as an A&R, Shawn also gives insight on what he looks for in an artist before he signs them.

Listen as they chopped it up about everything from Shawn’s beginnings as well as how he managed to catapulted himself into one of hip hop’s most highly sought after positions.  For those looking for a little guidance, be sure to check out Wooder Ice’s exclusive interview and catch the many gems Shawn Barron drops.


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