Global distribution, label services, and rights management company ONErpm has hired pop/rock A&R mastermind Michelle Fantus to expand and develop its roster as VP of A&R.
Fantus will be responsible for scouting and signing new clients, handling artist relations, and overseeing release strategies.
She will be based in ONErpm’s New York City office.
Prior to joining ONErpm, Fantus held senior A&R roles nurturing and growing the pop rosters at Concord Music Publishing, Razor & Tie Music Publishing, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
There, she worked with Platinum-selling artists such as Karmin, Hot Chelle Rae, St. Lucia, Kim Viera, Haerts, and The Lone Bellow while helping to develop production team The Elev3n (credits include Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Sean Kingston, and more).
Fantus also co-founded a monthly artist showcase series in New York City called No Pulp Music, where she booked and promoted live shows in the Lower East Side. Early in their careers, artists such as Lana Del Rey, X Ambassadors, American Authors, and Allen Stone performed at her popular No Pulp Music Nights at Arlene’s Grocery.
“Michelle has a keen ear for talent, which she has proven over and over again in her decade-plus career in the music industry so far.”
Jason Jordan, ONErpm
Jason Jordan, Managing Director of North America at ONErpm said: “Michelle has a keen ear for talent, which she has proven over and over again in her decade-plus career in the music industry so far.
“Her ability to find, sign, develop, and advocate for promising artists will be crucial as we continue our expansion by bringing in the best artists and labels in America and beyond.”
“I’m excited to be a part of such a forward-thinking, modern music company, and for the value I’ll be able to offer artists in this new role.”
Fantus added: “I’m excited to be a part of such a forward-thinking, modern music company, and for the value I’ll be able to offer artists in this new role.
“ONErpm is uniquely positioned to cultivate talented artists in every aspect of the business. I’m looking forward to bringing these capabilities to bear for the next generation of music superstars.”
In December the company hired Caribbean music expert and artist manager Martin Price to head up operations and A&R at a newly opened Kingston, Jamaica, office.Music Business Worldwide