NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced the promotion of Sam Reas to Director of A&R at the music publishing giant.
Reas will be based in the company’s New York offices and report to Rich Christina, Senior Vice President and head of East Coast A&R.
Reas first joined Sony/ATV team in 2015 as Creative Assistant to Christina and since has worked with a number of the company’s songwriters, including Geoff Warburton whose song “In My Blood” for Shawn Mendes was nominated for Song of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards, Imad Royal (MAX, Quinn XCII, Panic! At The Disco), Sam Fischer (Ciara, Spencer Barnett, Clean Bandit) and Interscope recording artist Alexander 23.
Reas recent signings include songwriter Saint Bodhi, who was signed in partnership with Arketek Publishing, and pop songwriter Sydney Cubit who was brought to the company via Brett McLaughlin a.ka. Leland (Kelsea Ballerini, Daya, Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan).
She also continues to develop relationships in the Nashville music community and stages several camps each year for the company’s songwriters in partnership with other Sony/ATV offices.
“Sam has rapidly grown into an outstanding A&R executive who has become an essential part of the New York creative team. She has a real gift for getting the best out of our songwriters and artists, while forging close, trusting relationships with their labels and managers. This is a truly deserved promotion,” Christina said.