Ashley Calhoun Named President of Pulse Music Group – Billboard


Pulse Song Team co-CEOs Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham have tapped Ashley Calhoun as the corporate’s latest president. Calhoun will lead the corporate’s A&R crew and oversee ingenious technique for the publishing roster, a identical function to what she has already been doing as Pulse’s svp/head of ingenious for the ultimate two years.

In 2020, Pulse Song Team’s earlier president and head of ingenious Maria Egan departed the corporate after a seven yr run to transport to the function of Leader Song Officer at Splice (she now works as International Head of Song and Occasions for Rebel Video games). Calhoun has acted as her substitute ever since and is understood for her “constant historical past of being at the vanguard of signing skill early after which developing career-defining moments for them,” says Cutler and Abramson. “She’s a one-of-a-kind A&R government.”

She first signed directly to Pulse in 2015 as an A&R director after serving as ingenious director for Rondor Song Publishing (a department of UMPG). In her first week, she signed Starrah, one in all this era’s greatest songwriters. Inside of two years she improved to the identify of vp of A&R.

“PULSE is synonymous with ingenious tradition,” Calhoun explains. “When a creator walks directly to our campus, they get instantly that PULSE Song Team has constructed this ingenious sanctuary for our roster and an actual neighborhood of significant songwriters/manufacturers to enclose themselves with. Our corporate was once based through songwriters/manufacturers so, from the highest down, there’s numerous relatability.”

The promotion is introduced as Pulse Song Team holds stakes within the first, 2nd and 3rd rating songs at the Billboard Scorching 100 (“As It Was once” co-written through Pulse signee Tyler Johnson, “First Elegance,” co-written through Angel Lopez, and “Wait For U toes. Drake and Tems,” co-written through FNZ and SPRINGBRK). All through her tenure at Pulse, Calhoun has aided the careers of one of the most maximum notable songwriters within the trade, together with signees like Kehlani, OZ (who crowned each the Scorching 100 Songwriter and Manufacturer charts concurrently in 2020), Starrah, FNZ, and plenty of extra.

“We have now the most efficient A&R crew I recall to mind any indie available in the market,” Calhoun provides. “I wish to thank Scott and Josh for giving me the chance to steer the PULSE A&R crew within the years forward. It’s an implausible honor to paintings with the most efficient of the most efficient.”