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Andrew Robbins

411 Music Group
Sr. V.P. Sales & Music Services
Burbank, CA
Andrew Robbins is the Sr. V.P. of Sales & Music Services at 411 Music Group. 411 Music Group was founded in 2012 for writers by writers and has grown into an international music brand. 411 provides synchronization licensing, custom music, music directors, curated playlists, online and offline databases, and publishing services for music rights holders. The team strives to raise the bar within the audio/visual community by adding unique artists to the roster and developing forward-thinking models for brands and production companies. The 130+ genre-specific composers write music for brands, TV shows, films, trailers, video games, and interactive media.

Just before joining 411 Music Group, Andrew had the great fortune of landing a major song placement in the Best Picture Oscar film, “The Shape of Water”

If there is a proven formula for that kind of longevity and legacy in this business, it may well be found, in part, in the philosophy that Robbins brings to his work at 411 Music Group. “For me, the big thing is respect among my peers; to be someone who is a source of information, who is going to be there for them and is going to provide the best service and the best music at the most competitive licensing fee,” states Robbins. “It’s a case of never over promising and under delivering. We know that every production is important to our clients, whether it’s a corporate production or a big-studio blockbuster film or a production company that’s doing a lot of television shows, they know that they can count on me, not just at the time of making the deal, but all year, every day, for whatever their search or music needs are.”

Robbins notes that there are many different ways in which 411 Music Group may be of service to a production, beginning when the budget is being put together and the line item for music is being considered. “Of course, at that point you’re looking at music editing services, the composer, if you have one, and studio time,” says Robbins. “There may be other places where we can help. We can often supplement the composer when there is one already on board. If there is no composer, we take pride in knowing that a show can be scored from our 50,000-track catalog with all the music available for one-stop master and sync licenses. We know that from beginning to end, it’s going to sound as if the music was composed specifically for your production. That’s one of our services.

Previously Andrew was Director, Film/TV Music Licensing at MusicBox, a division of ole. He represents the third generation of what has become a music publishing dynasty that began with his grandfather Jack Robbins, known in his time as “Mr. Music,” and continued with his father Marshall and his uncle Buddy.

Following his first stint in the music business in the early ‘90s at Almo-Irving, A&M Records’ publishing division, Robbins worked for a time overseeing his family’s music publishing interests. In the years prior to joining MusicBox in 2007, he worked as Director of Music Publishing at the L.A.-based music production company, Coyote Entertainment, and as Director, Film/TV Music at Megatrax where he was hugely successful in placing music in numerous films, including the Best Picture Academy Award-winning, ‘Crash,’ as well as in feature film trailers and broadcast and TV programs (‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Without A Trace,’ ‘The Shield’) for which he was responsible for more than 16,000 music placements.

The name Robbins in the world of music publishing is the stuff of legend. Jack Robbins, Andrew’s grandfather, was the first publisher to strike a deal with a major motion picture studio (MGM) when sound came to the movies and was the publisher for the first major Hollywood musical, ‘Broadway Melody.’ He was associated with big names of the day like Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman and Bing Crosby and was partly responsible for discovering actress/singer Judy Garland while at MGM. His uncle, Buddy Robbins formed the Robbins Artist Bureau
(later American Artist Bureau), a spin-off from t