A&R CONSULTANT TO SONY MUSIC
SONGWRITING TEACHER, RECORD PRODUCER
GKR has teamed up with Loren Israel, A&R Consultant to Sony Music, to strengthen our artists’s songwriting skills. He specializes in finding and developing new talent.
For over 15 years, Loren worked in the A&R department of Capitol Records where he worked with Coldplay, Less Than Jake and Jimmy Eat World. One of his biggest accomplishments was as the A&R representative for Jimmy Eat World’s multi-platinum Dreamworks album, Bleed American.
In 2001, he began working with unsigned artists in an effort to foster emerging talent and help them navigate and access the enigmatic music industry. In this capacity, he discovered, developed, and managed the Plain White T’s and Executive produced “Hey There Delilah”, which topped music charts in fourteen countries.
Under Loren’s expert guidance, he developed and managed Neon Trees whose debut single “Animal” and “Everybody Talks” went triple platinum. He has also produced The Unlikely Candidates #1 hit on Adult Alternative Charts, “Follow My Feet”.