Grammy-winning producer Henry Walter aka Cirkut has appointed Luke Mitzman of 100 MGMT and APG’s Mike Caren as his new co-managers.
After the disbanding of his electro-rap group Let’s Go To War, which released a debut album on Last Gang Records in 2009, Cirkut (pictured) turned his attention to producing for others.
This has led to a run of global success, with smash hits include Katy Perry’s Dark Horse and Roar, Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball, Flo Rida’s Good Feeling, Maroon 5 & Cardi B’s US No.1 Girls Like You, as well as nine songs on The Weeknd’s Grammy winning Starboy album, including the No.1 worldwide hit Starboy.
Recently Cirkut has turned his attention to APG-signed Ava Max (now at nearly 2bn streams globally) producing and executive producing her entire debt project including the breakout hit singles Sweet But Psycho, which went to No.1 in 22 countries including Germany, Sweden and the UK.
Sweet But Psycho stayed in the top spot for four consecutive weeks in the UK and has shifted over 7 million sales worldwide.
Cirkut also produced/exec produced Ava Max’s latest hit Kings and Queens which is currently at No.1 in the European airplay charts.
“I don’t consider myself a manager but because of the uniqueness of this situation, I couldn’t say no. So excited to work with Luke Mitzman and Cirkut for the love of making music with great people.”
Since then 100 has managed Usher, Netsky, Olivia Holt and moved into the fashion and TV space with L.A streetwear brand 424.
It’s also been involved in two new TV shows from tattoo artist Dr Woo, who is launching his own skincare range ‘WOO’ in October of this year.
Mike Caren is an industry veteran and the CEO of Artist Publishing Group and Artist Partner Group (APG), and serves as Creative Officer for Warner Music Group.
Said Caren: “Cirkut is one of the greatest producers, a true technical genius, and one of the most genuine people I’ve worked with. I don’t consider myself a manager but because of the uniqueness of this situation, I couldn’t say no. So excited to work with Luke Mitzman and Cirkut for the love of making music with great people.”Music Business Worldwide