About

Who Is The A&R Guru?

Founder and Creator of The A&R Guru, Kristi, is a recent graduate of Belmont University where she studied Music Business. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a minor in Production. Kristi is passionate about the music industry, the artists that surround it, and the new, upcoming, emerging talent that will ultimately define the industry. She utilizes social media like TikTok, Youtube, Instagram, streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music and Chartmetric, a data analytic tool, to find new acts. She currently resides in her hometown continuing to pursue her dreams in the industry.

“Talent is everywhere, we just need to be willing to find it.”

Kristi Smith, Founder and Creator of The A&R Guru

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton