A&R in the Time of Coronavirus: Five Executives on the Records Breaking Through

A silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic: it’s revealed the resilience of artists and executives alike in continuing to push out new music. You could even look at this time as a sort of A&R boom — with songs benefitting from captive audiences and creators finding themselves with solitary time on their hands. Which tracks are breaking through and making an impact? Variety spoke with A&R executives from five top-tier labels for their views on what it’s like to drop music during the time of coronavirus…


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