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Shawn Barron


  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Major: Warner Music Group
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Experience: 10+


Shawn Barron knows talent when he sees it. Since scouting Drake to Koch Records back in 2007, he’s pushed a number of artists that labels failed to pick up before the hype begin. From Wale to Curren$y and even Kevin Rudolph, Barron knew their potential early on in their careers.

While working on his Bachelors in Communications from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ, he began his journey in the music industry. His last semester was spent interning at Universal Records doing A&R and new media. Two months after the internship, Koch Records hired him for a mailroom position. After scouting Drake, Barron was given the okay to search for more artists.

Now, as Senior Director at Atlantic Records, he’s the man behind the signing of Diggy Simmons and Ty Dolla$. Continue on to find out more about Barron’s come up, the ways he scouts talent and he even takes the time to check out a few unsigned artists. You might want to take notes. (Credits: Musicxray)