[78-L] Does anybody know when the various recording companies realized that they needed an Artist and Repertoire administrator?
dlennick at sympatico.ca
Mon Aug 13 19:06:10 PDT 2012
Didn't people like TR (who I notice bears a similar family name to yours) and
Ralph Peer basically create the function?
On 8/13/2012 9:45 PM, Malcolm Rockwell wrote:
> By November of1926 Tommy Rockwell was working for Columbia records out
> of Chicago as a "talent scout." This was when he made a scouting trip to
> the West Coast on which he signed numerous acts to Columbia. He had been
> involved as Branch Supervisor of Record Sales prior to the trip and
> later became an A&R man for OKeh after OKeh merged with Columbia. I
> don't think the term "A&R man" existed much before that, but that's just
> an educated guess.
> On 8/13/2012 10:56 AM, Eric wrote:
>> Does anybody know when the various recording companies realized that they needed an Artist and Repertoire administrator? Is it possible to obtain from some archives the requirements for the position? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>> Eric Byron
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