Mindy Smith

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Early A&R discovery, later Management. Reported: 11/2002 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 4/2003 (Vanguard Records). Foresight: 5 months. Awards/Milestones: 2004 Americana Music Association, Best New/Emerging Artist of the Year. For more information: AllMusic Profile

Nate Ruess / The Format

launchpad A&R, A&R Signing, Alternative, Discography & Discoveries, Early Discovery, Label Signing

Featuring singer/songwriter Nate Ruess, now of “Fun.” Early A&R Discovery, A&R Signing, A&R. Reported: 7/2002. Signed: 11/2002 (as A&R for Elektra Records). Foresight: 4 months. Album: Interventions and Lullabies (Elektra, 10/21/03). Also: “For You” from Light of Day – A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen (Schoolhouse Records, 9/2/03). For more information: Fun. and the discovery/signing of singer Nate Ruess and The …

Pitbull

launchpad Discography & Discoveries, Early Discovery, Urban

Early A&R Discovery. Reported: 10/2001 (via Elektra Records). Signed: 1/2004 (TVT, via Slip n Slide, Luke Records, etc.). Foresight: 27 months. For more information: AllMusic. Signed dates are approximate.