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Warner Music Has A New A&R Regional Director For Asia

David Stouck is Warner Music's newly appointed A&R regional director for Asia. Photo credit: Tripp Street Studio & Steve Krongard. Music Press Asia.

To oversee the A&R operations covering 10 music markets in Asia-Pacific (China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand), Warner Music has decided that David Stouck may just be the man for that.

David Stouck takes up his new role after working for five years in New York at WEA, Warner Music’s pioneering distribution and marketing network.

At WEA, Stouck provided strategic advice to the VP of International A&R by leading data-driven research of key emerging artists by market and genre.

According to Warner Music, he oversaw the Revenue & Repertoire Assurance department and generated significant incremental revenue for artists by identifying royalties that had previously been misallocated by public performance collection societies.

He also spearheaded new business opportunities by expanding its direct dealings with collecting societies outside the US.

Simon Robson commented: “David has that rare combination of creative inspiration and data understanding, allied with a great appreciation of Asian culture that made him the perfect choice for this new role.  He’s already hit the ground running and is making a great impact.”

“This role is an opportunity for me to fuse my lifelong passions for music and Asian culture, and to help build a bridge between the Eastern and Western modern music scenes. Timing is everything, and I’m delighted to join Warner Music Asia at such a pivotal moment in the rise of Asian artistic movements around the globe,” commented President of Warner Music Asia Pacific, Simon Robson

David Stouck said: “This role is an opportunity for me to fuse my lifelong passions for music and Asian culture, and to help build a bridge between the Eastern and Western modern music scenes. Timing is everything, and I’m delighted to join Warner Music Asia at such a pivotal moment in the rise of Asian artistic movements around the globe.”
 
Stouck, a lifelong musician, got his start forming “Freestyle Club,” an after school freestyle rap program for high school students in the Washington, DC area. And co-founded Red Feather Studios on Wesleyan University campus in Connecticut, a professional recording studio that has been responsible for more than 70 albums since 2014.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he has also written and produced two bilingual rap albums.  He has also performed as an artist on Chinese national radio. He also wrote and produced three full-length albums for local aspiring artists in his home studio in New York.
 
Stouck holds a BA in Sociology and East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University in the US.  As part of his course, he spent time living and studying at Zhejiang University in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.  

Based in the company’s regional headquarters in Kong Kong, Stouck reports to Simon Robson, President, Warner Music Asia.  

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