You are invited to NARIP’s intimate A&R Pitch Session
with Disney Music Group’s
Senior Vice President, Head of Creative, Artists & Repertoire
on Thursday, July 31, 2014
Jump To Registration: Click HERE To Buy Your Ticket NOW
DON’T MISS OTHER NARIP A&R PITCH SESSIONS
- Wed May 7 – NARIP A&R Pitch Session with Artist Publishing Group’s (WMG) Jeff Vaughn
- Wed May 21 – NARIP A&R Pitch Session with Warner Music Group’s Aton Ben-Horin
- Thu Jul 31 – NARIP A&R Pitch Session with Disney Music Group’s Mio Vukovic
- More A&R Pitch Sessions announced soon!
ABOUT NARIP A&R PITCH SESSIONS
NARIP’s A&R Pitch Sessions are small, intimate events (limited to 16 participants) with some of the best A&R executives in the business today. At each NARIP A&R Pitch Session, one A&R executive will listen and provide live feedback to music presented to him for analysis and consideration for label acts who accept outside material. Participants receive an advance brief of the A&R executive’s current music needs to enable them to prepare the most focused pitch.
ABOUT MIO VUKOVIC
In September 2012, Mio Vukovic was appointed Senior Vice President of A&R/Head of Creative for the Disney Music Group. In his post, Vukovic is responsible for all aspects of artist and songwriter signings, as well as creative direction of the recorded music and publishing operations which include Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records and Disney Music Publishing. Vukovic is based at Disney’s Burbank headquarters.
From 2007, Vukovic had been an A&R consultant for Hollywood Records, where he was instrumental in bringing in key hit songs to artists such as Selena Gomez (“Who Says”) and Miley Cyrus (“Party In The U.S.A”). More recently he oversaw A&R for upcoming new albums by Bridgit Mendler and ZZ Ward. Since Vukovic joined DMG, he has been an essential part of the company’s chart-topping success. Multi-platinum Hollywood Records artist Demi Lovato debuted at # 3 in the US with her latest opus, Demi, making this her 4th top ten debuting album. The album reached # 1 on iTunes in over 50 countries. Multi-platinum Hollywood Records’ recording artist Selena Gomez landed the #1 spot at mainstream Top 40 radio with her certified-platinum hit “Come & Get It,” the first #1 Top 40 radio single for Gomez. Gomez’s latest single, “Slow Down,” has been certified-gold by the RIAA.
Vukovic has also signed an impressive roster of songwriters to DMG Publishing, including Evan Bogart (Beyonce, Rihanna, Hot Chelle Rae, Britney Spears), Matt Squire (Ariana Grande, Demi, Kesha), Nate Fox (Chance The Rapper, Iggy Azalea), Cameron Forbes (Sean Kingston, Tyga), Trion (Rihanna), and Jess Cates (Martina McBride, Jordin Sparks, Jonas Brothers).
A native of Los Angeles, Vukovic had previously been consulting DMG on behalf of his writer and producer management firm AAM where he signed many of the most successful writers and producers today. He has worked closely with Dr. Luke, Kevin Rudolf, Eman, Evan Bogart, Kojak, Jean Baptiste, Priscilla Renea, Dreamlab, and many more. In this role, Mio negotiated many of the record, single, and publishing deals for their roster. Prior to his independent consulting, Vukovic served in executive A&R roles at Warner/Reprise, Epic/550, and Geffen Records, working with such artists as Filter, New Order, Depeche Mode, k.d. lang and Urge Overkill.
About Disney Music Group
Disney Music Group is home to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, and Disney Music Publishing. The labels’ genre-spanning rosters include Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Lucy Hale, R5, Bridgit Mendler, Plain White T’s, Redlight King, ZZ Ward, and more. DMG also releases family music and film and television soundtracks such as the Grammy nominated soundtracks for The Muppets and Brave, Avengers Assemble, Phineas and Ferb, A.N.T. Farm, Shake It Up, and Wreck-It Ralph.
At this intimate NARIP A&R Pitch Session, participants get to pitch to our guest speaker. Smaller is better: the number of participants at this session is limited to sixteen (16). Each person is guaranteed the opportunity to pitch at least two (2) songs (or more, if time permits).
Thursday, July 31, 2014
6:30 p.m. – Registration and networking
7:00 p.m. – Program begins
8:15 p.m. – Break
10:00 p.m. – Program ends
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION FOR THIS SESSION
3400 Cahuenga Blvd. – Building C
Los Angeles, CA 90068
DIRECTIONS & MAP
Universal Mastering Studios is not visible from Cahuenga, entrance to the facility is in the BACK of the building. It is in the same complex as LA Fitness, right next to Panasonic and in the former Hanna Barbera building. Just turn NORTH into the parking lot at Cahuenga Court (there is a traffic light). Major cross streets: Universal Studios Boulevard and Oakshire Drive. Click here for map.
Parking is free, but please note that Universal Mastering Studios has only 5 spots allotted directly in front of the entrance to the studio. If these are full then continue into the parking structure where you will find more spots on level B2. Be sure to park ONLY in spots marked UMSW (Universal Mastering Studios West). There is also street parking available – be sure to read posted signs.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps
A&R, Artist Development and Marketing Executives
Record, Distribution & Music Publishing Executives
Anyone seeking music placement opportunities with major label acts.
$249 NARIP Members*
Discount for PRO and EXEC members only
NOT ABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON?
At most NARIP events we provide the ability for you to “attend” virtually online. Other options include having one of your representatives (or a NARIP rep) pitch for you. Please inquire and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
2 WAYS TO REGISTER
1. Online: NARIP.com (just scroll down)
2. Phone: 818-769-7007
Advance RSVP encouraged.
Pre-paid admission guarantees seating.
We appreciate your cooperation.
NARIP A&R PITCH SESSIONS
NARIP proudly presents A&R Pitch Sessions. Meet the industry’s top A&R execs, pitch them music for their current needs and artists who take outside material in an intimate setting, and receive their immediate feedback.
Watch this 7-minute video of recent NARIP A&R Pitch Sessions and hear the results!
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Special thanks to SAE Institute of Technology and to Jessica Ramos for her help with this event.
Call us at 818-769-7007 or email mary AT narip DOT com.
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