Mike Caren’s APG in recruitment drive to ‘build runway for the future’

Los Angeles-based Artist Partner Group (APG) is expanding. The company is hiring for six new roles, all located at its L.A headquarters.

Three years on from ingesting a multi-million dollar investment from Warner Music Group, Mike Caren’s APG currently employs approximately 40 people, and has enjoyed notable success with signings such as Charlie Puth, Kehlani and Kevin Gates.

Another APG signing, Ava Max, recently hit No.1 in an array of territories – including the UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland and Poland – with international smash Sweet But Psycho.

APG offers its artists a range of services covering A&R, marketing, promotion, sync licensing and beyond, plus access to its state-of-the-art L.A recording facilities.

In addition to its work with recorded music, APG also operates as a music publisher via its Artist Publishing Group strand.

APG is currently looking to hire the following roles to expand its team: Senior Director, Legal (Publishing); Art Director; HR Director; Director of Urban Marketing; Video Commissioner and Executive A&R Assistant.

Those wishing to apply can do so by sending their resume to [email protected].

Speaking to MBW about APG’s expansion, Caren said: “The most important thing for us here is to further creative careers – whether that be artists, songwriters or executives. We want to build a runway for the future, and that requires infrastructure, scaling and more resources.”

He added: “What sometimes ends up happening at labels or publishers of our size is they become too dependent on a single creative person, who can run hot or cold. We work hard to avoid this by empowering many talented creatives and executives. Some small and mid-size companies also think they can continue to grow endlessly without hitting road bumps. We’re trying to stay ahead of our capacity by continually adding ahead of needs.”

APG is affiliated with Warner Music Group, with whom Caren has worked for more than 20 years. The exec started his career with Atlantic Records aged 17, later serving as Co-President of the relaunched Elektra Records (Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Cee Lo Green) between 2009 and 2012.

In 2006, Caren established the Artist Publishing Group, with the launch of Artist Partner Group following in 2013.

 Music Business Worldwide

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