RnB has been part of the cultural landscape since the late 1930s. The term rhythm and blues first appeared in Billboard magazine in the 1940s as a descriptor for African American urban music that evolved from jazz and blues. RnB was loosely defined as music that rocked a heavy insistent beat and boasted danceability. It swept across youth culture like wildfire in the 50s, making way for kings and queens of the genre such as Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin.
RnB saw a massive upswing in the 90s, icons such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Mark Morrison continue to inspire the new generation of RnB artists who are putting their pioneering mark on the genre by creating grooving slow jams and fiery dance tracks by melding RnB with everything from trap to hip hop to electronica.
If your music can take RnB and soul fans back to a familiar place, submit your music, we will extend the nostalgic invitation.
About A&R Factory
Since 2012, we have worked alongside RnB and soul artists from across the globe by helping them increase their presence and gain the attention of industry professionals. After working with us, plenty of artists have reached thousands more fans, topped the charts and found their music on high-profile playlist placements.
We have come to be one of the most respected A&R blogs in the UK and globally; our award-winning blog has supported everyone from Grammy-award winning artists to bedroom producers making their debut.
If you want to take the scene by storm like Juice WRLD who landed the number 1 spot in the UK album charts after selling 508,000 copies of his posthumous album, ‘Legends Never Die’, in 2020, pick up 28 Grammys like Beyonce or simply share your introspection on life and love, get in touch.
What We Are Looking For
We are looking for RnB artists passionate about extending the legacy of the genre; whether you’ve got a new experimental take on RnB or your sound is steeped in old school influence, if your music speaks to the soul, we want to hear it.
If you’re looking to get more streams on your indie RnB debut single or you’re looking to boost the signal on your new viral track, our award-winning blog is the perfect platform to extend your reach.