Discography and Discoveries - Steve Tramposch - A&R | Launchpad



Discography & Discoveries

Steve Tramposch has been instrumental in the early discovery of artists signed across multiple genres that have resulted in the worldwide sale of tens of millions of albums to date.

Some of the labels / music companies Steve’s worked for as an A&R / talent exec:

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A sampling of artists discovered, signed, A&R’d, managed, produced, and more can be found below. Click on tabs to sort by category or genre, click on individual artists to learn more.

Art of Dying

Early A&R Recommendation and Signing as VP A&R for Eleven Seven Music + Launchpad A&R Consulting. Reported: 4/2013 (as VP A&R for Elev

Nothing More

Nothing More Early A&R Discovery and Signing as VP A&R for Eleven Seven Music + Launchpad A&R Consulting. Reported: 8/2013 (as VP A&R

5 Seconds of Summer

Early A&R Discovery Discovery: Presented for signing 6/2013 via Launchpad A&R Consulting. Signed: 10/2013 (to Capitol Records). Foresight: 5 m

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Jude (Claire Demorest)

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 1/2012 (via Launchpad A&R Consulting). Signed: 3/2012 (Epic). Foresight: 3 months.   Return to Discography

Selah Sue

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 2011 (via Launchpad A&R Consulting). Signed: 2012 (Columbia). Foresight: 1 year. For more information: http://w

Of Monsters and Men

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 5/2010 (via Launchpad A&R Consulting). Signed: 8/2011 (Universal). Foresight: 15 months. For more information:

Mariana’s Trench

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 6/2007 (via Virgin Records, later Launchpad A&R Consulting). Signed: 5/2012 (Cherry Tree/Interscope). Foresight

Che’Nelle

Early A&R discovery & subsequent signing to Virgin Records/EMI Reported: 12/05. Signed: 12/05 (as A&R for Virgin Records/EMI). Foresight:

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean Early A&R Discovery and Signing recommendation Reported: 11/2005 (via Virgin Records) Awards/Milestones: Multiple Awards, etc. Return

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Early Management and A&R Discovery, Development, A&R Signing, Producer, and more. Discovery: 3/2005. Management: 4/2005. Signed: 10/2005 (as A

The Summer Obsession

Early A&R discovery, later Management. Reported: 2004. Signed: 2004 (Virgin Records). For more information: AllMusic Profile   Return to Disc

Little Brother

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 11/03 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 2/2005 (Atlantic). Foresight: 27 months. For more information: AllMusic Profil

Light of Day

Light of Day – A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen (various artists). A&R for the track “For You” as performed by The Format (Elektra). For more

Dream Theater

A&R for the album “Train of Thought” (Elektra, 11/11/03), regular and 5.1 versions. For more information: AllMusic Profile   Retu

The Black Keys

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 4/2003 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 6/2006 (Nonesuch/Warner). Foresight: 2 years, 2 months. Awards/Milestones: Mu

T.I.

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 3/2003 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 6/2003 (Atlantic). Foresight: 3 months. For more information: AllMusic Profil

Mindy Smith

Early A&R discovery, later Management. Reported: 11/2002 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 4/2003 (Vanguard Records). Foresight: 5 months. Awards/Mil

Bone Crusher

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 9/2002 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 1/2003 (Arista). Foresight: 4 months. For more information: Wikipedia  

The Format

Featuring singer/songwriter Nate Ruess, now of “Fun.” Early A&R Discovery, A&R Signing, A&R. Reported: 7/2002. Signed: 11/2002

Damien Rice

Early A&R discovery. Reported: 3/2002 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 10/2002 (Vector/Warner). Foresight: 7 months. For more information: AllMusic

Taking Back Sunday

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 12/2001 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 2/2002 (Victory), 2006 (Warner). Foresight: 4 1/2 years. For more informatio

Pitbull

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 10/2001 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 1/2004 (TVT, via Slip n Slide, Luke Records, etc.). Foresight: 27 months. Fo

Breaking Benjamin

Early A&R discovery. Reported: 9/2001 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 4/2002 (Hollywood). Foresight: 7 months. For more information: AllMusic Profi

Yellowcard

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 7/2001 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 4/2002 (Capitol). Foresight: 9 months. For more information: AllMusic Profile

Slightly Stoopid

Early A&R Discovery, including signing recommendation as A&R for Elektra Records, and more. Reported: 5/2001 (via Elektra Records). For more i

Thursday

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 2/2001 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 2/2002 (Island). Foresight: 1 year. For more information: AllMusic Profile &n

Lostprophets

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 1/2001 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 7/2001 (Columbia). Foresight: 6 months. For more information: AllMusic Profil

Lil’ Flip

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 12/2000 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 3/2002 (Columbia). Foresight: 15 months. Awards/Milestones: Debut album Plat

Brand New

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 11/2000 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 9/2003 (Dreamworks). Foresight: 34 months. For more information: AllMusic Pr

Drowning Pool

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 7/2000 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 2/2001 (Wind-Up). Foresight: 7 months. Awards/Milestones: 2001 debut album wa

AFI

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 7/2000 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 11/2002 (Dreamworks). Foresight: 28 months. For more information: AllMusic Pr

Lil’ Jon

Early A&R discovery. Reported: 7/2000 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 3/2001 (TVT). Foresight: 8 months. For more information: AllMusic Profile &nb

Sean Paul

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 3/2000 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 6/2002 (Atlantic). Foresight: 27 months. Awards/Milestones: “Dutty Rock” sold

Howie Day

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 6/2000 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 12/2002 (Epic). Foresight: 2 ½ years. For more information: AllMusic Profile

Craig David

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 6/2000 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 2/2001 (Atlantic) Foresight: 8 months. For more information: AllMusic Profile

Ludacris

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 5/2000 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 9/2000 (Def Jam). Foresight: 4 months. For more information: AllMusic Guide &

David Banner

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 5/2000 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 3/2002 (Universal). Foresight: 22 months. For more information: AllMusic Prof

Jack Johnson

Early A&R discovery. Reported: 3/2000. (via Elektra Records). Signed: 5/2002 (Universal). Foresight: 27 months. For more information: AllMusic Pro

Billboard Talent Net – New Talent Spotlight Volume 3

Billboard Talent Net – New Talent Spotlight Volume 3 (1/10/00 A&R compilation via Billboard, not commercially available). A&R, produced

John Mayer

Early A&R discovery. Reported: 11/1999 (via Billboard Talent Net). Signed: 9/2001 (Columbia), 5/2000 (Aware). Foresight: 34 months. Awards/Milesto

Nelly Furtado

Early A&R discovery. Reported: 9/1998 (Billboard Talent Net). Signed: 3/1999 (Dreamworks). Foresight: 6 months. Awards/Milestones: 2 Grammy Awards

Alien Ant Farm

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 8/1999 (via Billboard Talent Net). Signed: 11/2000 (Dreamworks). Foresight: 15 months. Awards/Milestones: The band

Billboard Talent Net – New Talent Spotlight Volume 2

Billboard Talent Net – New Talent Spotlight Volume 2 (6/12/99 A&R compilation via Billboard, not commercially available). A&R, produced

Amerie

Early A&R Discovery. pka “AIJA.” Reported: 5/1999 (via Billboard Talent Net). Signed: 1/2002 (Columbia). Foresight: 32 Months. Notes:

Anthony Hamilton

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 11/1998 (via Billboard Talent Net). Signed: 5/2003 (Arista). Foresight: 52 months. Awards/Milestones: Grammy Award

SR-71

Early A&R Discovery. pka “Radiostar.” Reported: 5/1999 (via Billboard Talent Net). Signed: 1/2000 (RCA). Foresight: 8 months. For more information

Kill Hannah

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 2/1999 (via Billboard Talent Net). Signed: 1/2003 (Atlantic). Foresight: 3 years, 11 months. Notes: Photo: 1/2000,