Ear.. A & R: Diaries Of A Plug Boy

Ear.. A & R: Diaries Of A Plug Boy

“The ground shook, not an earthquake no, the bass rose, matching the grow of the flow..my pulse raced,  the sweat perspiring from my brow, the shaku was unleashed as the speakers blasted the sounds.. I write for Luigi and I know that she will be.. proud!”

For many of us, music is more than just random unidentifiable sounds, it is the essence of life itself, that beat that would make you cry, that voice that’ll give you enough rush to feel more than…alive
The soft rhythms for when you feel the blues, to drive the depression out, to make you feel brand new.
For the right and perfect blend of music to come out for consumption, the ears of the chosen few, known as the A & Rs need to approve it before it is out into the public. The ear of the A&R is one of the most useful and dangerous weapons in the music world ,shooting out praise and criticism, kinda like an AR.
The A & R digests the sound provided by the artist. Now depending on the quality of the act, this can be harmful to the A & R as a terrible work can render him deaf while a proper def tchune can render him a god. This power of quality control has been bestowed to the A&R making him a minister of sound, and as such some A&Rs take it upon themselves to impact a signature of some sort in the songwriting of the artist. Note that this is very dangerous as not all of them are gifted enough to bless songs. An ill ordained A&R can cause rapture to the Artist’s music.
An easy way to identify the A&Rs who are gifted in this regard could be from the passion exuded by them in conducting their affairs, from the random quotes from songs which seemingly fit into real life, to the mastery and understanding of the emotions of the artists known or unknown while recording.
Oh what a power, one which is characterized by both Heaven and Hell, so to all artists, hear hear the ear of the A & R.
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