Kings of A&R

Media Outlet · United States


Kings of A&R initially gained a following by featuring artists early in their careers, including now-household names like Lady Gaga. The website may have been the first to share the mega-hit “Apologize” by One Republic, which garnered media attention and also alerted the media to The Killers’ showcase at SXSW. Dean Cramer, the publisher of Kings of A&R, also brought attention to the then-unknown Katy Perry after she was dropped from her label, and tipped off the community about the music act RJS, who achieved a mega top 40 hit with their track “Face Down.” Additionally, the page featured artists such as Gotye, Capital Cities, The Neighborhood, and Twenty One Pilots. Today, our blog amplifies advocacy and inspires rhapsody by not only introducing new music but also shedding light on social issues. Others Have Taken Notice KOAR has been selected as one of the top 75 American Music Blogs on the web by Feedspot, top 5 by Scorebig, and with overall #25 ranking based on traffic. We were named a Top 10 Trendsetting Music Blog and selected as one of the top 100 music blogs on the web by Feedspot and the top 75. Also listed as the Ten Best Music Blogs to follow, landing within the top 20 music blogs by blog rank, and was chosen as one of musicians empowered’s top 100 music industry blogs. Key mentions in UK’s Financial Times , CNN, & Billboard Mag.
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Genres accepted most often

Alternative rock
Indie rock
They want to receive...
  • Genres
    Alternative rock
    Commercial / Mainstream
    Dream pop
    Indie folk
    Indie pop
    Indie rock
    Lofi bedroom
    New wave
    Singer songwriter
  • Attributes
    Acoustic guitar
    Bass guitar
    Electric guitar
    Low fidelity
    Finished track
    Professional production
    Radio edit
    All supports
    Available on Spotify
    Early project
    International potential
    Strong social media presence
    Supported artist
    Unsigned artist
    Upcoming project
    Young talent
They don't want to receive...
  • Genres
    Acid house
    African music
    Arabic music
    Asian music
    Bass music
    Bossa nova
    Brazilian music
    Brazilian Sertanejo
    Caribbean music
    Classical music
    Dance music
    Deep house
    Drum and Bass
    Electro Jazz / Nu Jazz
    Electro swing
    Experimental jazz
    French house
    Funky / Jackin House
    Jazz fusion
    Future house
    House music
    Instrumental hip-hop
    Latin music
    Modern jazz
    Neo / Modern Classical
    Organic House / Downtempo
    Oriental music
    Progressive / Melodic House & Techno
    Rap in English
    French rap
    Solo Piano
    Tech House
    Traditional music
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  • Lyrics in English
  • Artists from any country/region
  • Unreleased tracks and released tracks

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16% opportunity rate Last 12 months
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