As one of the music industry’s leading A&R executives and most engaging communicators, Eric Beall has devoted his career to finding talent, developing songs and songwriters and educating musicians and music executives around the world. Drawing upon his experience as a hit songwriter, producer, and arranger, Eric brings a unique credibility in his dialogue with creators and executives, whether he is leading an A&R team, identifying new artists and writers, conducting seminars or workshops, or interacting with the media to address industry issues and concerns.
Having held senior Creative positions at Zomba Music, Jive Records, Sony ATV Music and now independent publisher Shapiro Bernstein, Eric has signed artists like David Guetta, the Jonas Brothers., Stargate, and The Script, and brought in hit songs like “Flames” and “Titanium” by David Guetta & Sia, “I Gotta Feeling” (Black Eyed Peas), “Am I Wrong” (Nico & Vinz), “Put Your Records On” (Corinne Bailey Rae) and the 2017 viral sensation “Juju On That Beat” (Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall). At the same time, he is the author of The Billboard Guide to Writing and Producing Songs That Sell (Random House) and Making Music Make Money (Hal Leonard), and the author of Music Publishing 101, one of the longest-running course offerings at Berklee Online, for the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
In demand as a speaker and facilitator, Eric has spoken at key industry events like SXSW, Amsterdam Dance Event, Canadian Music Week, Bogota Music Market, ByLarm and many others. He has led workshops for ASCAP’s “I Create Music” Expo, Medimex, and The Recording Academy, and has been quoted by NPR, BMI’s MusicWorld, the New Yorker and Billboard.