DAVID STERN

A&R 

david stern

David has over 20 years of professional experience in the music business and as a youth, earned a reputation as a talented Artist while gaining a regional buzz and following in Southern California. David currently works for a large licensing firm and has effectively licensed songs on major hit TV shows that include; 90210, FOX Sports, Entourage, and many more.

He’s written, performed and recorded primarily urban/hip-hop music, and performed in various local rock bands. While a student, he promoted and booked live talent at USC for local and regional acts; many went on to sign with major labels. Upon graduation from USC with a music business degree, David played a role in the signing and development of major recording Artists like T.I., Trey Songz, Paramore, Juvenile, Apathy, Trick Daddy, Twista and P.O.D.

David has worked for Atlantic Records in Urban and Modern Rock A&R, at Capitol Records and Capitol Recording Studio as well as heading an indie label A&R staff that was able to place albums in major record chain stores before the advent of indie distribution deals and online distribution. Back when Warehouse and Tower were king, David was involved In the major reissue of numerous back catalog projects for Capitol with Artists like Dean Martin, Ringo Starr, The Beach Boys, etc and as an independent Producer and Manager was able to accomplish major radio play, regional and national tours, award show nominations and tens of thousands of downloads and album sales.

Throughout David’s career he has been mentored, advised, and guided by many luminaries and titans in the music industry, including Ed Holland of Holland Dozier Holland, 20 time Grammy winning engineer and producer Al Schmitt, Legendary record producer Richard Perry, renown record executive Lenny Waronker, legendary TV composer Dan Foliart, country music star Dwight Yoakam and more.

David is also an avid vinyl and CD collector with a collection that ranges all genres and totals well over 11,000 pieces.

 

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