The A&R Radar is a long time project of mine brought to life because of my passion, experience, and love for discovering and developing artists. My name is Daniel Costa, and I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area performing in a touring band, and through all the typical struggles I found my true calling in the business side of the music industry. After moving to Southern California at the age of 22, my journey really began. I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2010 with a BA in Music Business all the while I was managing artists and working with a very well known Artist Manager, Brigitte Wright.
Through various internships and music jobs, I’ve forged my way through trials and tribulations in this industry . I have experience in licensing, management, booking/talent buying, concert promotion and of course, A&R (Scouting & Development). My love for scouting new artists to share with the world combined with my passion for development as propelled me into what The A&R Radar is today. I’ve crafted The A&R Radar to present some of tomorrow’s future stars to the veterans of the Music Business and music fans alike.