Everyone has a story. Especially when it comes to working in the music world. We’ll speak to people across every role of an artist's team, from the assistants to the CEOs, and across labels, agencies, venues and studios. Learn how these industry professionals got their start, along with the ins and outs of their job, and what advice they have for anyone chasing the dream of working in music.
From the very beginning, Pete Ganbarg loved music. He listened to everything he could get his hands on. He pored over copies of Billboard Magazine, starting at age 13. And he learned about the process of curation through DJ gigs. If people danced to his selection, that was a hit. Meanwhile, “if people gave me the finger and walked out of the room, that means it wasn't a hit.” Talk about getting the crash course.
Now, with the self-imposed label of “professional listener” and the official title of President of A&R at Atlantic Records, Ganbarg uses a “genre agnostic” approach to both finding new artists and creatively supporting the ones on the Atlantic roster.
This is the story of Pete Ganbarg.