James Hiett (A&R Manager, Armada Records) on getting Signed, the Role of the A&R and Ghost (Ep.030)

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

Interview: James Hiett (A&R Manager, Armada Records) on getting Signed, the Role of the A&R and Ghost Production

When it comes to record labels in Electronic Music, Armada Records are one of the largest in the world. In today’s episode, we sit down with Armada Records A&R Manager, James Hiett to talk about this mysterious world of A&R and what it means to you, as an artist.

So what are we 3 things you will learn in today’s Your Music Industry episode?

    1 - The role of the A&R in your story as an artist how that relationship works

    2 - How to approach Armada and set yourself up for success

    3 - James' thoughts on Ghost Production and it’s impact on A&R/getting signed

A little bit about James...

With over 6 years of music industry experience, James Hiett is one of Armada Music’s A&R Managers specializing in trance. Working with globally renowned artists such as Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery & Chicane and thriving new breed producers such as STANDERWICK, Luke Bond, Davey Asprey & Allen Watts, it is James’ core responsibility to get the very best out of both artist & repertoire, whilst also keeping focus on the ever changing façade of the electronic dance music scene.


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