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New A&R Registry Notes Volatile Industry Changes

(CelebrityAccess News Service) – The new July / August issue of the A&R Registry is officially out,
reports Music Business Registry publisher Ritch Esra. According to
Esra, it is the music industry's only directory completely devoted to
the world of A&R at all of the major and independent labels.

"Due to the very volatile nature of A&R, we thoroughly update and
reprint the entire A&R directory every eight weeks, documenting each and
every change that has occurred over the last eight weeks," Esra told

Each issue has over 850 listings of major and independent record
label A&R departments in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London,
Chicago, Atlanta, Vancouver, Toronto and other markets

Every issue includes comprehensive contact information for the record
labels including all
of their assistants ("a feature that no other directory in the
music industry offers," notes Esra), as well as the style of music they
focus on and the title of the A&R executives.

The latest July/August edition documents the 52 changes that have
occurred over the last eight weeks including the 25 A&R departures, 15
new A&R department hirings, three A&R moves from label to label, nine
labels moving to new locations and three labels (including MCA) closing
their doors.

"In addition, our latest issue also features the print debut of The
A&R Network, an A&R newsletter put together by Sat Bisla," says Esra,
"that documents various A&R activity from
around the globe, alerting the A&R community to the hot bands, artists
and producers that are
creating a buzz and generating interest be it in Los Angeles, New York,
Nashville, London, Sydney, Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto or Vancouver.

Each updated directory is around 100 pages and costs $65 plus $5 S/H for a single issue or $350 for an entire year (published every eight weeks). — edited by Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner