Sony/ATV Music Publishing
In July 2015 Samantha Reas joined Sony/ATV’s New York Office as Rich Christina's assistant.
She entered the music business from a role at Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand GOOP, and with a strong work ethic and self-awareness, she dedicated herself to the steep learning curve. Her passion for live music and the popular song was deeply anchored within her spirit as she had invested 3 years studying business (with a concentration in music business) prior to this. That first week and as her first experience with the Sony/ATV team, she went to see a developing artist - Alessia Cara - at Bowery Ballroom. Fast forward almost exactly a year, Alessia was was opening for Coldplay and Sam watched in awe, realizing the power of what can be accomplished in a year.
Earlier this month, Samantha was promoted to the role of A&R Manager at Sony/ATV.
Among the roster of songwriters and producers she works with, in her new role she will additionally liaise with the Nashville music community on behalf of Sony/ATV’s non-country writers while continuing to work with talent including JR Rotem (Fall Out Boy, Gwen Stefani, Keith Urban), Sam Fischer (Clean Bandit, Jennifer Hudson), Brett McLaughlin a.ka. Leland (Kelsea Ballerini, Daya, Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan) and Geoff Warburton (Shawn Mendes).
Her most recent signing is Nashville-based pop artist Stela Cole, whose first single "You F O" was recently released by RCA.
In the few years that we have come to know Samantha, we are continuously impressed by her communication skills. She returns her phone calls with timely care, demonstrates eloquent written emails and is always thoughtful in her recommendations. We look forward to seeing her flourish and witnessing her ideas - specifically on how to improve collaboration within the music publishing structure - come into the world.
Samantha is a good listener. In these past years I have had the pleasure of watching her take in all the information, and be a conduit for young creatives and executives. There has never been a more important time for us to empower our young women executives and creatives. Samantha embodies the goodness of our future.
I am for collaboration. I learn a lot from the amazing people I get to work with and they inspire me on a daily basis. Everyone has creative ideas and their input should be heard - I think it's so important to work together to mesh different worlds, try new things both in life and in music and create exciting partnerships.