Shawn Barron is the senior director of A&R at Atlantic Records. He got his start at Koch Records, where he scouted Degrassi-era Drake in 2007 while working in the mailroom. At Atlantic, Barron was responsible for signing singer-songwriter Ty Dolla $ign in 2012 after discovering him in a Hollywood studio several years prior. In 2014 alone, Ty had feature, production, or songwriting credits on some of the year’s biggest releases, including YG’s My Krazy Life, Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood, and Chris Brown’s “Loyal,” in addition to releasing his own Beach House EP.