This week's guest, Mike Caren, has undoubtably shaped the soundtrack of your life more than you know. Signing artists like Flo Rida, Ed Sheeran, TI and Bruno Mars, is just the tip of the ice berg. Mike also embraced digital downloads before most of the industry, carefully sampled music for his own productions and encouraged the development of hits from around the world. Enjoy the most educational episode of Tracks of Life yet.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Donkey of the Day - Mike Caren & Atlantic Records (Rewarding negative behavior)
Donkey of the Day
Charlamagne awards Mike Caren, the Creative Officer at Warner Music Group and Atlantic Records Donkey of the Day, for signing Danielle 'Cash Me Outside' Bregoli to a multi-million dollar record deal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Songwriter. Record Producer. A&R Executive. This hitmaker has done it all. You'd be hard pressed to find a person in the business who isn't familiar with the work of this heavy hitting creative. With writing credits such as Beyonce's "Ring Off" and A&Ring Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" and CeeLo Green's "Fuck You", amongst countless others, this songwriter's work is seemingly always on the radio. CEO and Founder of Artist Publishing Group...And The Writer Is...Mike Caren! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
An interview with Mike Caren, the founder of APG.Mike Caren started his career in A&R 21 years ago, aged 17, at Atlantic subsidiary Big Beat Records. Since then, he has signed or co-signed over 20 artists that have achieved gold or platinum status.From 2009 to 2012, he served as Co-President alongside John Janick of the relaunched Elektra Records (Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Cee Lo Green).He established Artist Partners Group in 2013 as a sister company to Artist Publishing Group, which is administered by Warner/Chappell.In addition to APG, he has a global remit as Warner Music Group’s Creative Officer.