Lou Al-Chamaa named EVP of A&R at Spirit Music Group

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Lou Al-Chamaa

Spirit Music Group has announced the appointment of A&R veteran Lou Al-Chamaa to the role of Executive Vice President of A&R.

In his new role, Al-Chamaa will be responsible for signing and developing artists, songwriters, and producers for Spirit Music Group. Based out of the company’s Los Angeles office, he will report directly to Frank Rogers, Spirit Music Group’s Chief Creative Officer.

Commenting on the appointment, Rogers said: “We are excited to welcome Lou Al-Chamaa to Spirit Music Group. Lou’s drive, passion and experience in building successful writer rosters make him the perfect fit for Spirit. We are looking forward to expanding our footprint in Los Angeles and beyond with Lou’s guidance.”

Prior to joining Spirit Music Group, Al-Chamaa served as Senior Vice President, Head of A&R, Publishing at AVEX USA, where he played a role in restructuring the company’s A&R and creative division.

His tenure at AVEX saw significant signings, including afro beats star Victony, hit songwriters/producers like Jasper Harris (Tate McRae’s Greedy), and GENT! (producer of Doja Cat’s No.1 hit Agora Hills). He also established key partnerships with Ryan Tedder’s Runner Music publishing.

“The opportunity to collaborate with such a forward-thinking team and contribute to the evolution of music creation is incredibly inspiring.”

Lou Al-Chamaa, Spirit Music Group

Before his role at AVEX USA, Al-Chamaa spent six years at Sony Music Publishing as Vice President of A&R. During his time there, he signed and worked with clients such as Mike Posner, Lucky Daye, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Louis Bell, Tori Kelly, and Lindgren (BTS). He was also the A&R for Noah Cyrus during her July / End Of Everything EP, which garnered over 1.2 billion streams for RECORDS/Columbia music labels.

“I am truly honored to join Spirit Music Group at such an exciting time in the industry. The opportunity to collaborate with such a forward-thinking team and contribute to the evolution of music creation is incredibly inspiring,” said Al-Chamaa.

“I am deeply committed to fostering an environment where artists, songwriters, and producers can thrive creatively. I look forward to harnessing the collective creativity and passion within Spirit Music Group to nurture and elevate the next generation of music talent.”

Founded in 1995, Spirit Music Group owns and/or manages a vast portfolio of over 100,000 songs spanning nine decades and various musical genres. The company says it has over 800 charted hits and more than 200 number-one songs.

Its repertoire includes hits recorded by artists such as The Who, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Chicago, The Go-Go’s, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Camilla Cabello, Jay-Z, Ricky Martin, Brad Paisley, Toto, Madonna, Jason Aldean, Graham Nash, T. Rex, Charles Mingus, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Billy Squier, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, Eminem, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Salt-N-Pepa, Tom Petty, and more.

In January, Spirit Music inked an administrative services agreement with Downtown Music Publishing, allowing the company to pair its “expertise at A&R, marketing, branding, digital and synchronization with Downtown’s extensive administration, technology, and registration capabilities to provide the best infrastructure available for our songwriters and partners.”

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