PULSE Music Group promotes Annie Aberle to Vice President of A&R.03 August 2022 - Press release
Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham, co-CEOs of PULSE Music Group and Ashley Calhoun, President, PULSE Music Group today announced the promotion of Annie Aberle to Vice President, A&R, PULSE Music Group. Aberle was previously Senior Creative Director, PULSE Music Group. Aberle is based at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters and reports directly to Calhoun. Her responsibilities include signing, developing and implementing creative strategy for PULSE Music Group’s world-class roster of songwriters and producers.
“We built this company as a sanctuary for creative people, that we believe, are the very best at what they do. We feel the same way about our executive team. We try and find the very best and support them as they support our clients. We want to give our artists every creative and commercial advantage,” said Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham. “Annie has moved through the ranks at PULSE Music Group because she has impeccable taste and great creative instincts. She exemplifies our culture in the way she communicates and works with our clients to help them build their exceptional careers. Annie’s own career trajectory reflects our commitment to be a creative home that people with her talent thrive in. We’re thrilled to offer her this well-deserved promotion.”
“Here at PULSE Music Group, we sign the one of a kind talents. They are the best not only in their sophisticated levels of artistry, but also in how they do business, whether they’re at the top of their game or just getting their first cuts. My signings and my roster all embody a type of 'chosen family’, one that I am genuinely proud to work with on a daily basis. Artist development is something that we all take great pride in at PULSE. Many of the biggest hits in the history of our company have come from clients who we took chances on early on. Our ability to find talent early and surround these creatives with a dedicated team and bespoke strategy is something that feels unique to this place. There is no more passionate group of executives out there,” said Annie Aberle. “I am beyond excited about what we are building. Thank you to Scott, Josh, Ashley who have given me the support and autonomy to help my clients reach their fullest potential.”
Since joining PULSE Music Group in 2018, Aberle has contributed significantly to the development of the company’s pop roster. Aberle works closely with PULSE Music Group client Tyler Johnson, who most recently co-wrote & produced Harry Styles' “As It Was” (the song hit #1 Billboard Hot 100 and UK Official Singles Top 100 and has over 1 billion Spotify streams) as well as nine other songs on Harry Styles' record-breaking #1 album, Harry’s House. Her roster also includes James Blake (who was nominated for a Best Contemporary Song IVOR this year for “Coming Back ft. SZA”); ALDAE (a shared client with Beka Tischker of Wide Eyed Entertainment) who renewed his publishing deal with PULSE Music Group in 2021 and has written songs for Justin Bieber (including five songs on Justice), The Kid LAROI, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes; Andrew Jackson whose credits include Dua Lipa, Halsey, Eminem and Dominic Fike, who renewed his publishing deal with PULSE Music Group this year; artist and producer SG Lewis, who has collaborated with artists including Dua Lipa, Nile Rodgers, Khalid, Robyn, Clairo, and Lucky Daye, and has two new singles as an artist released July 7th on Capitol Records; and Jonah Christian, who recently co-wrote and produced on Normani’s double-platinum single “Wild Side feat. Cardi B”, and has credits with artists including Tems, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, 6lack, Anderson. Paak, BENEE, and Snoh Aalegra.
More recently, Aberle directly signed Ryan Beatty, who is an artist in his own right and also key collaborator in BROCKHAMPTON; Jorgen Odegard, who co-wrote and produced Justin Bieber’s hit single “H.O.L.Y.” feat. Chance the Rapper, and has collaborated with artists like Imagine Dragons, Khalid, P!nk, Ella Mai, Julia Michaels, and Kygo; and Jonah Shy who co-wrote and produced Shawn Mendes’ current pop radio hit “When You’re Gone” (who she signed via a joint venture with Scott Harris’ Superreal Records).
Prior to joining PULSE, Aberle worked in artist management and film & TV development for years under Robert Kraft, following an internship with Red Light Management (where she assisted on projects for a variety of electronic artists including ODESZA and Pretty Lights). Aberle also interned in the A&R Department of Warner Bros. Records and as a Spotify Campus Influencer. Aberle graduated with a B.A. degree from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.
PULSE Music Group currently has the #2 spot at Hot 100 with Harry Styles - “As It Was” (via Tyler Johnson), the #4 spot with Jack Harlow – “First Class” (via Angel Lopez) and the #5 spot at Urban with Future “Wait For U Ft. Drake & Tems” (via FNZ and SPRINGBRK). This is the 9th consecutive week that PULSE Music Group has had three songs in the Top 5 on the Hot 100 and the 10th consecutive week that PULSE Music Group has two of the Top 4 songs at all major radio formats. PULSE has celebrated 19 #1 singles across the charts over the past twelve months. Harry Styles’ “As It Was” also broke several records including the most fastest song in Spotify history to reach over 1 billion streams, the biggest first week sales for any album released in 2022, the fastest song released in 2022 to sell 1 million units; and #1 on Billboard 200, #1 on UK official albums charts, #1 Top 40 radio, #1 Hot AC radio, and #1 Spotify Global 200 in addition to reigning at the top of Billboard’s “Songs of the Summer” chart.