Steven Gringer promoted to Vice President of A&R at PULSE Music Group

Steven Gringer has been promoted to Vice President, A&R at PULSE Music Group

The news was announced today (September 14) by Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham, co-CEOs of PULSE Music Group and Ashley Calhoun, President, PULSE Music Group.

Gringer was previously Senior Creative Director, PULSE Music Group.

Gringer is based at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters and reports to Calhoun.

His responsibilities include signing and developing PULSE Music Group’s roster of songwriters and producers and helping to oversee international creative affairs.

Gringer notably works with producer Angel Lopez who recently executive produced Jack Harlow’s album Come Home The Kids Miss You –including the hit single First Class that spent three weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as reaching No.1 at Top 40, Rhythmic, and Urban Radio.

Gringer’s direct signings in the past few years have also had releases with Justin Bieber, Polo G, Maroon 5, Lana Del Rey, Anitta, J Balvin, Future, Nardo Wick, and have written hit singles charting across pop, alternative, rhythmic, and latin radio.

PULSE says that Gringer has contributed significantly to the development of the company’s latin, pop, hip-hop and international roster.

Gringer joined PULSE in 2014 as A&R Coordinator and was soon after promoted to Creative Director that same year.  In 2018, Gringer was promoted to Senior Creative Director of PULSE Music Group.

Prior to joining PULSE, Gringer worked in A&R at Shapiro Bernstein Music Publishing, working with a roster that included contemporary artists David Guetta and Joywave.

“Steven’s work for our roster has been an important part of the PULSE A&R team’s success and we’re thrilled to recognize that with this promotion.”

Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham

Scott Cutler and Josh Abraham said:  “PULSE Music Group’s A&R team has an instinctive, deft ability to find and sign unique talent early and then works really hard to create impactful opportunities to help our writers and producers share their music with the world.

“Steven is a key member of our team – he has a rare ability to work across genres, landing pop, latin, hip-hop and international opportunities for our roster. This is one of the things that has earned him respect from the broader creative community.

“Steven’s work for our roster has been an important part of the PULSE A&R team’s success and we’re thrilled to recognize that with this promotion.”

“I am fortunate to have been a part of the company for over eight years, and I’m incredibly thankful to Scott, Josh, and Ashley for their belief in me.”

Steven Gringer

Steven Gringer added: “PULSE Music Group has established itself as a very forward-thinking music publisher. The company culture has given the creative team an incredible vision and philosophy for nurturing and developing talent – that’s what sets us apart from other music publishers.

“Our team’s passion for artistry and music continues to inspire me every day. Our diverse roster is a reflection of the company’s mission to create a sanctuary for musicians, created by musicians.

“I am fortunate to have been a part of the company for over eight years, and I’m incredibly thankful to Scott, Josh, and Ashley for their belief in me. It is an honor to continue to work with PULSE’s brilliant team and roster.”


Last month, Pulse elevated Annie Aberle from her position as Senior Creative Director to Vice President, A&R.

In June 2022, Pulse Music Group also promoted Ashley Calhoun to the role of President/Head of Creative.Music Business Worldwide