Gabi Kochlani (US)


Gabi Kochlani is an A&R executive, talent manager, music publisher and entrepreneur. Currently Senior Director of A&R at Universal Music Group’s 10:22PM imprint, Kochlani’s eye for talent and ear for innovation is derived from her 20 years in the music business. Her global network encompasses direct quality relationships with the creative community worldwide. As an LA native, Kochlani is connected to modern culture and cutting-edge innovation, which places her on the frontlines of the new music industry.

As a strategizing member of numerous A-List teams, Kochlani’s A&R work has included signing and developing multi-platinum songwriters such as Mikal Blue and Ben Burgess; pitched and secured multi-platinum song placements with Artists Troye Sivan and Tori Kelly, among others; A&R for top Dance/Electronic Artist Alesso, and A&R for the 2021-2022 Blade Runner: Black Lotus Original Soundtrack with Alessia Cara, Iann Dior, Salem Ilese, G-Eazy, and others.

With an extensive diversified music background, Kochlani focuses on community building to help foster talent and facilitate creative collaboration. Embodying a passion for equality in the arts, she is known for bringing a vulnerability paramount to connecting with Artists. She applies a creative edge to the development process, possessing the unique foresight and technical skills necessary to work with Artists throughout the creative process from its inception to recording to execute songs and projects across the finish line.

Above all, Kochlani is rooted in integrity, her love of music and the music community, and a purpose to influence positive culture and art.

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