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PAUL OAKENFOLD

CARLY RAE JEPSEN

BIF NAKED

DANIEL POWTER

ANDREW ALLEN

VICTORIA DUFFIELD

A&R Lab

An Award winning Canadian multi-platinum music publishing and executive production / A&R company.

We work with major labels, artists, management companies and sync brands across the globe.

 

Our expertise at A&R Lab is in working with world-class artists, facilitating hit songs, and overseeing an exclusive group of hit making songwriters and producers. 

 

SOME OF OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:

 

LEADERSHIP

A&R Lab Founder and Managing Director, JOHN DEXTER, is an award winning multi platinum songwriter, producer, creative executive, and former co manager of Carly Rae Jepsen, whose single "Call Me Maybe" has sold over 21 million singles globally.

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PRESS

A CONVERSATION

WITH

JOHN DEXTER

by Bill King, FYI Music (June 2017)

ENTREPRENEURS:

CHASING HITS, BUT IT'S

ALL ABOUT THE SONG

by David McPherson, SOCAN (Aug 2017)

FIVE TOP THINGS AN

A&R LOOKS FOR

IN A SONGWRITER

Songwriting Magazine UK (Aug 2017)

 

TESTIMONIALS

Barbara Sedun, A&R West Coast, SOCAN (former VP EMI Music Publishing Canada)

"John knows hits and knows how to make them on purpose."

Tom Kepm, Vice President, The Feldman Agency

"John has that rare talent to find the best in an artist and make it shine." 

Andrew Allen, Platinum Recording Artist, Songwriter, Sony/ATV Music

"Artists (like me) are notorious for being 'too close' to their own material, making a good set of ears and a great outside opinion invaluable... John Dexter has both."

Bif Naked, Multi Platinum Recording Artist

"John Dexter is, not only Record Company Royalty, he is A Legend, and I am lucky to work with him! John has been blessed with an ear to discover special talent, and his gift is The Vision and Ability to turn artists into Superstars!"

Ryan Stewart, Multi Platinum Writer/Producer (Carly Rae Jepsen, Hedley, Simple Plan)

"John Dexter has taught me a lot about how to write and spot a hit song, and he's had a hand in A&Ring some of my biggest songs. I owe a huge part of my success to date to John."

Scott Welch, Founder, Scott Welch Management (Alanis Morrisette, Leanne Rimes, Stub Hub)

"John knows how to bring out the best in the artists he works with.  He has a unique understanding of how to make hit records."

Samantha Pickard, Strut Entertainment (Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Marianas Trench)

"John's track record of hit after hit speaks for itself. His honestly, integrity and work ethic are a rare thing in this business and are the reasons we have had a long standing work relationship."

Troy Samson, Mult Platinum Writer/Producer (Kelly Rowland, Cody Simpson, Kreesha Turner)

"John has the precise ears of a hit producer, the heart of a master songwriter, and the intuition of a music industry guru."

Dave "Rave" Oglvie, Multi Platinum Producer/Mixer (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, David Bowie)

"After working with John for years, he consistently finds and works with hit songs!"

Sat Bisla, President and Founder, A&R Worldwide

“John Dexter has a great passion for creating hit songs and has a strong track record with chart-topping success in Canada…”

SA TRACKWORKS, Multi Platinum Writer/Producers (Neyo Laura Pausini)

"John Dexter's talents go far beyond being a successful songwriter/producer. Working with John, is like having your very own personal A&R. I trust his innate ability to hear what makes a hit record."

Paul Silveira, Armoury Studios

"John Dexter knows the anatomy of a hit song. It is always a great positive creative experience working with him." 

Bill Miller, Founder, Sharp 9 Music (National Radio Promotion)

"Everyone talks about hits and every artist covets them. John Dexter knows how to A&R and deliver them."

Adrian Lock, Director of National Promotions, Pitbull Radio Promotions

"John Dexter has an amazing ability to identify and facilitate hit records. His extensive experience as a hit songwriter and music executive coupled with his flawless intuition puts him at the top of the list."

 

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