Samantha Maloney
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Samantha Maloney

VP of A&R 
Warner Bros. Records


Samantha Maloney is known as one of the most respected female drummers in the music business. Since studying at the High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts in NYC (aka FAME) as a classically trained percussionist, Samantha has gone on to play drums with such notable acts as Hole, Mötley Crüe, Eagles Of Death Metal, Peaches, Billy Ray Cyrus, and The Crystal Method. Her musical talent expands beyond playing the drums, such as writing, producing, composing, scoring and contributing to film soundtracks, including playing drums for Hans Zimmer’s score of the Academy Award winning Black Hawk Down. She has also appeared in notable movies and on television, including a recurring role as “Sam” in Showtime’s Emmy-nominated dark comedy Californication. Samantha has served as host, writer, and a producer for the highly rated music show All Access on ManiaTV , hosted VEVO’s original programming show You Play Like A Girl, as well as being a judge for NBC’s Next Great Family Band. She has proven not only to be a heavy hitter playing drums, but also in the music industry itself. On the business side Samantha has worked as a music manager and currently holds the title of Vice President of A&R at Warner Bros. Records, where she works with such seminal platinum selling artists Disturbed and Stevie Nicks, as well as new upcoming acts she has signed to the label.


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