Mike Caren Named Pres./Worldwide A&R, Warner Music Group
July 24, 2012 at 3:49 AM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP has upped MIKE CAREN to Pres./Worldwide A&R. Working across WARNER MUSIC's labels, such as ATLANTIC, ELEKTRA and WARNER BROS. RECORDS, as well as its international affiliates, CAREN will provide leadership and support to the company's artist development activities. He will report directly to Chairman/CEO Recorded Music LYOR COHEN.
CAREN will also launch a new company in association with ATLANTIC RECORDS, called ARTIST PARTNERS, which will offer creative services to entrepreneurial talent.
LYOR COHEN said, "MIKE is an outstanding A&R executive. His unwavering commitment to extraordinary music has resulted in the discovery of many visionary artists, and the achievement of their true potential. He will now bring his rare mix of musical ability, creative instinct and entrepreneurial drive to WMG's company-wide focus on artist development."
CAREN said, "During the past 20 years I have been involved in every aspect of the creative process. I’ve learned how important A&R can be in all stages of an artistic career, and I’m delighted to work at a company where that commitment to artists is at the center of everything we do. LYOR COHEN and the leadership across ATLANTIC and WARNER BROS. are providing an incredible environment that enables our artists and label teams to play to their strengths. I am excited to be collaborating with them as we develop the latest generation of A&R talent and nurture tomorrow’s global superstars. My goal, with both WMG and ARTIST PARTNERS, is to help artists realize their entire vision, be it creative, marketing or entrepreneurial."