The nucleus of the music industry is the song, and the artistic and business acumen of A&R ensures that great songs and artists are developed and well-received by the masses in a powerful and authentic manner, even during these unprecedented times. The global music ecosystem continues to evolve with the rise of new forms of consumption, data/metric analytics, streaming, revenue platforms and more. One thing that will never lose importance is the A&R process as executives and creatives seek to navigate this ever changing music landscape. XpoNorth brings to its 2020 online programme a special keynote with one of the most highly respected New York City-based A&R executives Jeremy Yohai, SVP of Creative/ A&R for Concord Music Publishing, as he delves into the science and passion behind creating hit songs, developing great artists and delivering them successful to the global stage - even during a global pandemic! The keynote will be moderated by Sat Bisla, President & Founder, A&R Worldwide; one of the leading and most-respected international artist discovery and development firms whose global headquarters are based in Los Angeles.
Speakers: Jeremy Yohai
Chair: Sat Bisla
President & Founder, A&R Worldwide
Sat has extensive experience across the industry, including radio programmer, music journalist, artist manager, DJ and A&R. He founded Pangaea Entertainment Group in 2006, encompassing MUSEXPO and A&R Worldwide, and has played a key role in the early discovery, development and signing of artists including Muse, Faithless, Keane, Adele, Coldplay and more. In 2018 Sat received an official recognition and proclamation from the Mayor and City of Los Angeles, State of California, as well as a special honorarium award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for his outstanding contributions to the worldwide music, media and radio communities.
SVP of Creative/ A&R, Concord Music Publishing
Jeremy Yohai is the SVP of A&R at Concord Music Publishing. He is in charge of the current pop roster in the US and Concord A&R team in NY, LA and Miami. Concord’s roster includes artists and songwriters such as Mark Ronson, Jacob Collier, Denzel Curry, Noah Goldstein and Justin Parker among others. Prior to joining Concord, Jeremy was in charge of A&R at Downtown Music Publishing where he oversaw the US/ international A&R staff, new artist signings and the Downtown roster which included Andrew Wyatt/ Miike Snow, Santigold, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Sturgil Simpson. Before joining Downtown, Jeremy worked in Creative Services at ASCAP recruiting and developing the careers of emerging songwriters including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Diplo and Dr. Dog.