Only a guess, but I suspect the term was in use on the pop side from the
On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> All well and good!
> It's been pretty much shown here that the function has been around almost
> since the industry began, but when did the term "A&R man" come into common
> I thought that was the original question.
> On 8/14/2012 7:28 PM, Dan Nelson wrote:
>> Rosario Bourdon in addition to being an "operative" for Victor
>> conducted salon orchestras for transcription companies. Here is one of
>> those multi talented men in the music business.
>> d nelson ward
>> Beautiful Music you will never forget, at;
>> From: Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 8:55 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Does anybody know when the various recording
>> companies realized that they needed an Artist and Repertoire administrator?
>> A&R wasn't always called such, but the job was around since the dawn of
>> commercial phonograph industry. Usually, someone with musical training was
>> spotted and developed. Fred Gaisberg began as a teenager in Washington,
>> D.C. before he moved to London. Columbia had Charles Adams Prince when
>> Walter B. Rogers performed the same function at Victor. "Recording
>> Directors", they were called. They often had relationships with orchestras
>> and bands, which made them useful for engaging personnel. Later Victor
>> operatives included Calvin Child, Joseph Pasternack, Rosario Bourdon and
>> Charles O'Connell. Someone must have already treated the subject so there
>> will be more information soon to appear.
>> On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Eric <[log in to unmask]> 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.
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