Speaker Profile

McCann Sarah

Job TitleA&R and A&R Consultant

Company NameWide Eyed Entertainment and Pulse Music Publishing (USA)


At the age of 19, Sarah moved to LA and at 21started working for Rose Mann-Cherney at Record Plant Recording Studios. She quickly gained studio & industry knowledge by interacting with the incredible talents coming through the door such as Justin Bieber, Will I Am, Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Ron Fair, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Frank Ocean amongst others.

In 2011 Sarah became Project Coordinator for leading vocal producer Kuk Harrell. Kuk green-lighted her crash course in the music business and through him she began dealing with power players including Barry Weiss, Scooter Braun, Benny Medina, Jay Brown, Karen Kwak, Larry Jackson, LA Reid etc. Sarah did everything from coordinating sessions, hiring musicians, turning in credits to turning in final mixes and merited her first A&R coordination credit for Justin Bieber’s album Believe. In late 2013, Sarah become a manager at leading management company Advanced Alternative Media. While at AAM, Sarah was taken under the wing of the great Beka Tischker where they would work on many artist projects with top songwriters & producers such as Julia Michaels, Mozella, Lindy Robbins, Noel Zancanella, Sarah Hudson, and liaise with all labels and publishers like Universal, Sony, Polydor, Warner, Big Deal, Interscope etc. While at AAM, Sarah was instrumental in the 8x platinum record “Sorry” released by Justin Bieber, co-written by Julia Michaels.

After 4 years at AAM working along side Beka, Sarah wanted to learn a new skill and joined the publishing team at Primary Wave. While there, she signed two creatives; indie r&b artist RVRB and the renowned producer/writer DJ White Shadow, who she still considers a close friend. Just after a year and a half, there was an opportunity for her to re-join her mentor Beka Tischker which Sarah was beyond thrilled about and as of March 2019, she is an A&R for Wide Eyed Ent.


Publishing and management company founded by Beka Tischker in partnership with Pulse Music Group as of January 2018. Wide Eyed Entertainment publishing currently represents writer/producers Avena Savage, Todd Spadafore, Noel Zancanella and Solly in addition to a management roster consisting of Julia Michaels, Aldae, Nate Campany, Kyle Shearer, Lindy Robbins, Jenna Andrews and more.

Conference Sessions

  • Understanding A&R: from Being Spotted to Building a True Team Partnership

    04 Jun 2019, 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM, Artist Hub

    The Artist Hub (in association with the International Artist Organisation) is the place to learn all about talent development, network, share ideas and creation...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
      2. Event Date
        Tue, Jun 4
      3. Event Theme
        Marketing & Promotion
        Music Business
        Talent Development

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