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KOAR features the latest emerging artists before they skyrocket.  Our team of music analysts search the earth for special artists, and unlike most music discovery platforms, we don’t use  algorithms as a preselection tool, rather human instinct.

KOAR has profiled artists including The Killers, The Fray, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Gotye, One Republic, Capital Cities, The Neighborhood, and Twenty One Pilots. Because of our history of spotting up-and-coming artists, we have some of the hottest influences glued to our one column web page.

KOAR has been selected as one of the top 75 American Music Blogs on the web by Feedspot,  top 5 by Scorebig, and with overall #25 ranking based on traffic.

Others Have Taken Notice

Kings of A&R was named a Top 10 Trendsetting Music Blog and selected as one of the top 100 music blogs on the web by Feedspot and the top 75.

Kings is also listed as the Ten Best Music Blogs to followlanding within the top 20 music blogs by blog rank, and was chosen as one of musicians empowered’s top 100 music industry blogs

Key mentions in UK’s Financial Times , CNN, & Billboard Mag.

Top 100 Independent Music Blogs Going Into 2018

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“Dean Cramer of Kings of A&R has a golden ear for hearing potential in a new band. He’s been a huge supporter of ours since we started. And by posting about us on his blog several times it’s helped us to stand out from all the other bands and make a career out of our music.” – Freedom Fry (6 Million plays on Spotify, licensed songs for more than 30 TV spots.)

The Best Music Filter today is @kingsofar – Smash Mouth

“Before, Bob Lefsetz or Rolling Stone ever took note of me, Kings of A&R was already there. They were my very first press piece and if it weren’t for them, I know for a fact, I would not be where I am now. Because of Kings, I was discovered by Sony Records, Interscope and Lions Gate. Kings of A&R paves the way for discovery, giving the music industry and fans the chance to say, ‘I knew them first.’ – Shannon LaBrie (over 2 million Spotify Streams)

“I remember being in school and seeing the blog that Kings of A&R had written about me and my music. I was blown away. I almost screamed in my class when I read the line “In the realm of Adele”. Adele is one of my greatest inspirations and for the Kings of A&R to include me in the same breath as her is unbelievable. I will forever be grateful for that write up.” – Em Rossi (“Young Hearts,” Charted Top 5 in Five Countries With Nearly 3 Million Views)

Dean Cramer editor of the music site Kings of A&R tells CNN “young females are main consumers of songs therefore it is a good idea that record labels may want to tap into that audience.”

 

To get a feel of the site, the three main categories are Buzz Artists, Perspective, & Face To Face (Interviews)

Buzz Artists Posts

Em Rossi Madness Reveals The Genius
Oh, Be Clever Pulls Off Blanket
Arizona Finds New Life In A Dry Desert

Perspective Posts

Adele could sell over 3 million copies first week
Prince: Tell Me A Musician Who Got Rich Off The Internet
Max Martin Trails Behind The Beatles with most #1 songs

Face To Face (Interview) Posts

The manager & songwriter behind the success Echosmith
The producer & creator behind Vans Warped Tour
Diane Warren: I Have Not Yet Written My Greatest Song

Others Have Taken Notice

Kings of A&R was named a Top 10 Trendsetting Music Blog and selected as one of the top 100 music blogs on the web by Feedspot and the top 75.

Kings is also listed as the Ten Best Music Blogs to followlanding within the top 20 music blogs by blog rank, and was chosen as one of musicians empowered’s top 100 music industry blogs

Key mentions in UK’s Financial Times , CNN, & Billboard Mag.

 

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