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The new generation A&Rs
    Friday February 17, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm @ Ragnarock
    While the rest of the music business stared into the Pandora’s box of filesharing and plummeting CD-sales, a new generation of record labels have emerged from the digital age.Spearheaded by eager, hardworking and young A&Rs, labels like True Panther, Tri Angle, Wierd World, Transparent, Friend Vs Records have established themselves as leading taste-maker labels, making their own rules – and building the foundation for long term changes in the recording business. At by:Larm some of these labels will meet and talk about how it is to run a record label in 2012 and how they think The Future Will Look Like. Robin Carolan is 25 years old and owns US / UK label Tri Angle. Robin started Tri Angle in 2010 and signed debut artists such as Balam Acab, How To Dress Well, Clams Casino, oOoOO and Holy Other. In addition to running Tri Angle, Robin is also a curator for the acclaimed warm up music series hosted throughout the summer in NYC by the Museum Of Modern Art and PS1. Dean Bein is 28 years old and the label manager of NYC-based True Panther Sounds. True Panther was started by Dean and his friends as a boutique punk label but has since grown into a chaotic genre-confused sprawling mess owned by Matador Records that releases music by Girls, Glasser, Delorean, Tanlines and many more. In addition to True Panther, Dean is on the booking committee of the MoMA PS1 Warm Up series and Shortcuts, a rap monthly at Santos Party House. Jack Shankly is 22 years old and works in A&R at Domino Record Company in London, where he runs a new imprint called Weird World. Jack has signed acts such as Real Estate, Smith Westerns, Washed Out and Peaking Lights since joining the company in 2010. Prior to that he ran a limited edition singles label called Transparent that released artists such as How To Dress Well, Perfume Genius, Yuck, Holy Other, Purity Ring, Active Child and more. 24 year old Pip Newby is owner of independent label Friends Vs Records and label manager and A&R for Play It Again Sam Recordings, part of the PIAS group. Pip started his career in the music industry aged 15 hosting a radio show for unsigned bands on local radio and promoting gigs in his hometown of Wolverhampton. Aged 18 he was approached by Atlantic Records to act as regional scout for the label, and at 19 he set up Friends Vs Records as a way for him to develop bands at the earliest stages of their careers (as well as to distract him from his degree). The label has worked with bands such as Flashguns, The Joy Formidable and Dinosaur Pile-Up. After graduation he worked in the A&R department at Atlantic before moving to Play It Again Sam in May 2011. Play It Again Sam is home to, amongst others, Seasick Steve, The Jezabels, Agnes Obel, Other Lives and the Jim Jones Revue. Moderator is Fredrik Sorea – Mr Datarock Himself and owner of independent record label Young Aspiring Professionals.
    Type Seminar (delegates only)

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