Accomplished senior music executive with over fifteen (15) years experience working at major and independent record labels as Artist & Repertoire (A&R). Proven track record in discovering and signing emerging talent who've become platinum and Grammy nominated recording artists.
A seasoned professional with additional experience as an independent
record label owner, dj (radio and club) and a film/tv and commercial
composer. Meredith has a Bachelors of music degree from Louisiana State University Music School, and post-graduate work in music composition.
• Negotiate Contracts
• Sign and Develop talent
• Professional dj/musician and composer
• strong problem solving, social and interpersonal skills
Hired to head A&R department for record label start up, Red Bull Records, owned by the world's largest energy drink company. Scouted new talent and signed seven (7) acts to record and publishing company. Signed the label's most successful artist to date (AWOLNATION with his multi platinum selling single, "Sail"). Also signed the artist and hired remixer for the label's first ever Grammy nomination (Five Knives "Sugar" remix by Eddie Amadour). Signed writers John Feldmann (5 Seconds To Summer) and Mark Maxwell (Avicii) to the publishing company. Creative directed brand marketing campaigns for Red Bull (Twin Atlantic "Free Stratos remix" for Red Bull Stratos 38,811,518 YouTube views, AWOLNATION "Sail" Borgore remix for Red Bull Editions 300K views). Discovered the artist and arranged co-write that sold 10 million singles worldwide (Rhianna "Stay featuring Mikky Ekko" on Island Def Jam). Researched and hired emerging re-mixers for nominal cost, just as they were about to break (Twin Atlantic "What Is Light" remixed by Skrillex, Innerpartysystem's "American Trash" remixed by Porter Robinson).
Created, managed and oversaw budgets worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Responsible for recruiting talent, facilitating production of records, liaison between high profile recording artists, their managers and the record label. Worked under time constrictive deadlines in high pressure situations, where discretion and confidentiality was a must.
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