President/Founder, A&R Worldwide
Wolverhampton, England native Sat Bisla has certainly enjoyed a as a DJ (including an on-air stint at the tastemaking KCRW Los Angeles), radio programmer, club booker/promoter, A&R scout and consultant for Interscope, Atlantic, Epic, Columbia, Sony, Island, Warner Bros. Records, Nettwerk (consulting for Dave Holmes who now manages Coldplay worldwide) and many others. Bisla was the Radio Editor for the US radio and record industry trade magazines Album Network and VIRTUALLYALTERNATIVE. Bisla was integral in either the discovery and/or development of such Platinum-selling artists as Dido, Keane, Faithless, Muse, Fatboy Slim, Ting Tings, Sam Sparro, Coldplay, Missy Higgins, LMFAO, Bonnie McKee (writer for multiple smash singles for Katy Perry), and many others for the American and/or global audience. It was with the establishment of A&R Network, the innovative independent artist discovery and development platform, when Bisla truly started to make his mark on the global music front. The world's largest radio broadcaster – Clear Channel Radio along with live entertainment giant Live Nation, acquired A&R Network in 2001, where he assumed the worldwide role of Vice President. In addition to being the VP for A&R Network, Bisla constructed the creative foundation for Clear Channel's New Music Network (an artist/consumer social networking platform back), which has since evolved into one of the most prominent internet radio platforms, iHeartRadio. Shortly thereafter, the British-born, Beverly Hills-based Bisla founded A&R Worldwide, where he played a key role in the discovery of many promising new artists, which lead to multiple deals being signed. Bisla had an idea stem from casual networking dinners he hosted with fellow executive friends, such as Dave Holmes (Worldwide manager for Coldplay). This idea became what is now known as MUSEXPO, the influential global music, media and technology conference that takes place each spring in the burgeoning global entertainment hub, Hollywood, California. This is not the average conference, as it attracts many hundreds of like-minded folks with a vested interest in music, as well as artists showcasing from over three dozen countries worldwide. Additionally, he helped launch MUSEXPO Europe and was a founding partner in One Movement for Music Perth (which was the largest music industry conference/music festival in the Southern hemisphere). Bisla also co-founded The Worldwide Radio Summit, the leading global forum which unites all those with a vested interest in the world's most influential and impactful communicator of sound-radio and Global Synch & Brands Summit, which attracts over 100 music supervisors from Film/TV/Brands/Advertising/Gaming and retail. In addition, he is the founder and publisher of the world's first of its kind global music industry publication called One Movement FM, which is a monthly digital magazine covering all sectors of the music business, which is distributed to over 200,000 music industry professional worldwide. September 2006 saw Bisla's launch of the fully independent Pangaea Entertainment Group, the new home to A&R Worldwide and MUSEXPO brands. Pangaea is also the parent to Bisla's creation "Passport Approved", a weekly import radio show broadcast which is syndicated in 21 markets worldwide including Los Angeles, Portland OR, Minneapolis MN, Seattle, New York, Berlin, Lima Peru, Southern Territory Australia, nationally across Ireland on FM and digital radio with over 10 million listeners cumulatively and growing worldwide. The program has given international acts such as Duffy, Lily Allen, Wolfmother, Arctic Monkeys, Editors, Adele, Ting Tings, Teddybears, Klaxons, Sam Sparro, White Lies, Bloc Party, Corinne Bailey Rae and many others their first radio airplay in North America, or worldwide. Bisla also consults music events, companies, artists, and executives on five continents around the world.