Michael Asante is a young A&R exec based in Toronto, Canada who currently runs and operates The A&R Report out of Toronto, Los Angeles, UK and New York. The A&R Report is a music industry tool for the latest in upcoming talent worldwide.
First starting off as an industry newsletter for select executives, the A&R Report has branched into showcases, seminars, workshops, and interviews from some of the top music industry professionals in the world. While Michael's emphasis is solely on focusing on finding talent, he's amassed a subscriber list of almost 10,000 professionals in addition to a following of over 45,000 on Twitter. Michael's primary goal is to connect music industry executives to independent artists worldwide. While connecting artists with music business professionals, Michael strives to provide artists with many platforms to assist with showcasing their new music while growing their fan base. In addition, Michael is currently serving as Director of A&R for new label Artisty/Universal and is looking for the next generation of superstars.