What does an “A&R” mean?


What is an “A&R” in the industry? and What does “A&R” stand for?

The term and acronym “A&R” is a noun, which is used in the music industry to reference someone who scouts talent for a record label.

A&R stands for Artists and repertoire.

An A&R is responsible for finding and signing new artists to the label. The A&R signs an artist to a record label and helps them with whatever they might need at the label, and their album recording process.

The term “A&R” has been used by 2Pac, Meek Mill, Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Jay Z, Childish Gambino, Chance the rapper, and many more rappers.

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