You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Republic Records A&R Julian Swirsky and Astralwerks Records General Manager Toby Andrews. Enjoy a fireside chat with Julian and Toby, curated connections, a creative challenge and pitch... over a healthy meal.
Julian Swirsky works in A&R at Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group.
Republic Records is the world's leading music company and home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Hailee Steinfeld, Liam Payne, Post Malone, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and more.
Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records, and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels' STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
Toby Andrews is the General Manager of Astralwerks, a dance/electronic label part of the Capitol Music Group of labels, owned by Universal Music Group.
Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and have had historic releases to date from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.
Previously, Toby oversaw marketing for Sony Music's international department, handling global projects for industry powerhouses like Martin Garrix, Jean-Michel Jarre and Kygo. Between Martin Garrix and Kygo, alone, his leadership contributed to over 30 million singles sold, and he has exposed some of his clients on the biggest world stages, including at the Olympics. He was also listed on the Forbes 30 under 30.
brunchwork is a community for ambitious professionals. Every week, we host brunches and dinners with industry experts across the country. We send a Sunday newsletter with career recommendations and insights, from the experts.