How to get hired as A&R rep?
The best way to get into this job is through a business that works in the music industry. This isn’t necessarily needed, but it will help a possible A&R rep to get the job. Working in the business in a different size can prepare people to be an A&R rep. Showing knowledge of music is one of the best ways to get hired as an A&R representative.
This can be an extremely competitive job to get in too. A lot of people are interested in this job. Therefore, the number of candidates competing for a job may be much larger than the amount offered. Being competitive and getting experience during bad and good times is the best way to get into and stay in this field.
The work environment for A& R reps varies massively as they are active over most of the country. A& R representatives often spend most of their career traveling as they need to go to different areas to find new talent, or to go to another meeting. This can be a stressful workplace sometimes as there are always deadlines and huge decisions that need to be made quickly meaning that if they make a wrong decision, it could put their job, and the record labels name on the line. A&R reps need to make decisions well, keeping calm throughout all of this.