How to be successful as a music A&R
Watch Virgin EMI’s Ben Blackburn tell us what it takes to be a music industry A&R...
Music business students can choose to pursue myriad different careers following the completion of their studies and A&R could be one such route.
Virgin Emi’s Ben Blackburn works in A&R and was a guest at last year’s BBC Music Introducing’s Amplify event. He was speaking on one of five panels entitled 'The Artist’s Journey', a series of sessions exploring the essential elements needed in the tool kit of an artist.
Ahead of the talk, we quizzed Ben on what it takes to be an A&R and how new bands can get ahead in the industry. Watch our video interview below…
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