Yvonne Drazan Director of A&R at Peer Music

Yvonne Drazan

When a writer/artist does a co-publishing deal with Peer Music, we actually have more of a vested interest in seeing them succeed, since we own a piece of the pie.

Interview with Yvonne Drazan, VP of Latin at peermusic.

Please tell us where are you from and what inspired you to pursue a career in music?
I was born and raised in Los Angeles. My father was from Mexico City, and when he was a teenager he moved to Chicago where he met my mother. My mother is also of Mexican descent but, she was 1st generation Mexican-American. Before I was born, they moved out to LA. I’ve always been really passionate about music. When most of my friends were playing with Barbie’s, I would have a record player and headphones on, and writing out the lyrics to the Beatles songs. [laughs] My parents listened to a wide variety of music so, I was always in their vinyl records. My sister, who is 7 years older than me,had a lot more mature taste in music compared to mine. But through her, I got to hear a lot of punk and ska music,as well as early Hip Hop. So, my family really inspired me to get involved with music.

How did you get into the music business?
I didn’t go to college after graduating high school (1988). Back then, there were no degrees available for Music Business that I knew of, and I didn’t want to just go to college to be going.