The LA-based music licensing, publishing and management company Secret Road announced this week that Joshua Sarubin has been named head of A&R/Publishing.
Sarubin will be New York-based in his newly created role, where he will work with artists and songwriters that are already on the Secret Road Music Publishing roster. In addition, he will be responsible for signing and developing new writers and artists to the company.
Previously, Sarubin built up his A&R portfolio at Columbia, Arista and Island Def Jam. In his most recent position, he was VP of A&R at Sony ATV Music Publishing. He has signed or worked with Avril Lavigne, Pink, Santana, Presidents of the United States of America, Lionel Richie and Lady Gaga, among others.
Secret Road was founded by Lynn Grossman in 2007, has launched the career of platinum-selling, indie pop artist Ingrid Michaelson, and has grown to represent more than 80 artists and a catalog in excess of 4,000 songs for licensing. The company offers clients a one-stop shop by instantly clearing both mechanical and synchronization rights.
Secret Road TV synch placements include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Parenthood,” and “Pretty Little Liars,” and films such as What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Something Borrowed, and No Strings Attached. Commercial music synch placements include Chevrolet, Target, and Google.
The company expanded into publishing in 2011 with the creation of Secret Road Music Publishing, in addition to launching a Latin music division.