Avex USA – VP of A&R, Publishing (US)

Avex USA launched in Los Angeles less than a year ago, and has already shaken up the music industry with major publishing signings and buzzy hits for its label SELENE. Established as a major boutique Avex USA seeks to develop talent and create IP and technology for the global music market, led by its President Naoki Osada and SVP Lucas Thomashow.

Avex USA’s three core business pillars encompass Avex USA Publishing, the next-generation record label SELENE, and the music startup investment program Future of Music Investment Fund. Avex USA is housed in the Avex House in West Hollywood, a cutting edge recording studio and creative hub that has hosted artists ranging from Cardi B, James Blake, A$AP Rocky, Normani, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Anitta and more.

  • A rapidly growing dynamic internal startup under a global corporation
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Smart and forward thinking
  • Always go above & beyond
  • Nice and caring for others
  • Diligent, honest and genuine
  • Manage/grow/develop the publishing A&R division bringing new ideas/strategies
  • Sign new writers/producers/talent
  • A&R service for the existing roster
  • Develop an efficient and sustainable operation flow
  • Develop young employees
  • Create synergy across the publishing roster and other divisions of Avex
  • Strong creative network/acumen
  • Experience signing writers/producers
  • Affluent experience/knowledge of publishing, including managing a team
  • Entrepreneurial mindset to innovate on business models to build a next generation boutique IP company
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to manage relationships with top executives and talent
  • 6+ years of industry experience


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