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A&R Crisis: Why U.S. Acts Can't Get Record Deals

Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 23 June 1983

NEW YORK CITY — "When you do A&R," says Karin Berg as she climbs the steps of Manhattan's cavernous, sparsely populated Ritz nightclub near midnight on a Monday, "a lot of the time you do it alone. You shouldn't be doing it unless you really love music."

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