I just have a quick question about A&R reps. I know what an A&R rep is (mostly...I think), but I want to know how one becomes an A&R rep. What kind of schooling do these people have? Is it just a business degree, a music business degree, something else entirely? I want to get into this side of the business, and I want to know what exactly I would need to study, or what most A&R reps study (other then how to be a total douchebag *cough Fred Durst cough*). Any help would be appreciated. Also, just as a followup kind of question, is a music business degree a good thing to get if you want to work at, say, a record label? Not in A&R perse, but just getting a job at a label.