Audio Recording of NARIP A&R Pitch Session with Disney Music Group’s Mio Vukovic

Audio Recording of NARIP A&R Pitch Session with Disney Music Group’s Mio Vukovic


This audio program featured Warner Music Group’s Director of Global A&R Mio Vukovic. Vukovic  listened and provided live feedback to music presented to him for analysis and consideration for label acts who accept outside material. Hear his practical advice on how to create hit songs and what every songwriter can do to improve his game.



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NARIP’s A&R Pitch Sessions are small, intimate pitch sessions (limited to 12 participants) with some of the best A&R executives in the business today. At this NARIP A&R Pitch Session, Senior Vice President of A&R/Head of Creative for the Disney Music Group, Mio Vukovic listened and provided live feedback to music presented to him for analysis and consideration for label acts who accept outside material.


PROGRAM DATE: July 31, 2014

PROGRAM TIME: 2 hour, 38 minutes 22 seconds (2:38:22)

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In September 2012, Mio Vukovic was appointed Senior Vice President of A&R/Head of Creative for the Disney Music Group. In his post, Vukovic is responsible for all aspects of artist and songwriter signings, as well as creative direction of the recorded music and publishing operations which include Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records and Disney Music Publishing. Vukovic is based at Disney’s Burbank headquarters.

From 2007, Vukovic had been an A&R consultant for Hollywood Records, where he was instrumental in bringing in key hit songs to artists such as Selena Gomez (“Who Says”) and Miley Cyrus (“Party In The U.S.A”). More recently he oversaw A&R for upcoming new albums by Bridgit Mendler and ZZ Ward. Since Vukovic joined DMG, he has been an essential part of the company’s chart-topping success. Multi-platinum Hollywood Records artist Demi Lovato debuted at # 3 in the US with her latest opus, Demi, making this her 4th top ten debuting album. The album reached # 1 on iTunes in over 50 countries. Multi-platinum Hollywood Records’ recording artist Selena Gomez landed the #1 spot at mainstream Top 40 radio with her certified-platinum hit “Come & Get It,” the first #1 Top 40 radio single for Gomez. Gomez’s latest single, “Slow Down,” has been certified-gold by the RIAA.

Vukovic has also signed an impressive roster of songwriters to DMG Publishing, including Evan Bogart (Beyonce, Rihanna, Hot Chelle Rae, Britney Spears), Matt Squire (Ariana Grande, Demi, Kesha), Nate Fox (Chance The Rapper, Iggy Azalea), Cameron Forbes (Sean Kingston, Tyga), Trion (Rihanna), and Jess Cates (Martina McBride, Jordin Sparks, Jonas Brothers).

A native of Los Angeles, Vukovic had previously been consulting DMG on behalf of his writer and producer management firm AAM where he signed many of the most successful writers and producers today. He has worked closely with Dr. Luke, Kevin Rudolf, Eman, Evan Bogart, Kojak, Jean Baptiste, Priscilla Renea, Dreamlab, and many more. In this role, Mio negotiated many of the record, single, and publishing deals for their roster. Prior to his independent consulting, Vukovic served in executive A&R roles at Warner/Reprise, Epic/550, and Geffen Records, working with such artists as Filter, New Order, Depeche Mode, k.d. lang and Urge Overkill.

About Disney Music Group

Disney Music Group is home to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, and Disney Music Publishing. The labels’ genre-spanning rosters include Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Lucy Hale, R5, Bridgit Mendler, Plain White T’s, Redlight King, ZZ Ward, and more. DMG also releases family music and film and television soundtracks such as the Grammy nominated soundtracks for The Muppets and Brave, Avengers Assemble, Phineas and Ferb, A.N.T. Farm, Shake It Up, and Wreck-It Ralph.

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