Pete Ganbarg

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Pete Ganbarg is Executive Vice President and Head of A&R for Atlantic Records.[1][2][3]

Pete started his career in A&R in 1989 at SBK Records. When SBK folded in America in the late-90’s, Pete joined Arista Records as Sr. Director, A&R. The first artist he worked with at Arista was Santana,[1] for whom Pete conceived and A&R’d the 27X Platinum World Wide, 9X Grammy Winning Album of the Year, Supernatural.

In early 2001, Pete left Arista and joined Epic Records as Sr. Vice President, A&R.

Pete left Epic in late 2003 to start his own A&R consulting business, Pure Tone Music. Pure Tone’s label clients included Arista Records, RCA Records, Virgin Records, Atlantic Records, and Burgundy Records.[4] Company projects included albums by Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, Halestorm, Train, Santana, Kenny G, Aaron Neville, America, Donna Summer, and Chaka Khan

He joined Atlantic Records as Executive Vice President/Head of A&R in mid-October 2008.

Ganbarg is a graduate of Wesleyan University.


  1. ^ a b Dale Kawashima. "Special Interview with Pete Ganbarg, Executive Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records". SongwriterUniverse. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pete Ganbarg Named Atlantic Executive VP of A&R". Marketwire. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Crouch, Tanja (31 April 2008). 100 Careers in the Music Business (Second ed.). Woodbury, N.Y: Barron's Educational Series. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-7641-3914-7. Retrieved 5 January 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Pure Tone Music: Home