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Cara Lewis

Agent
Creative Artists Agency
Website: caa.com
Tour Maven

Named Billboard's 14th most powerful woman in the music industry in 2011, Cara Lewis made even bigger headlines earlier this year when she jumped ship from William Morris Endeavor to join the Creative Artists Agency. Based in New York, she is now a member of the team led by CAA managing partner/head of music Rob Light. During her 23-year WME tenure, Lewis oversaw a lineup that included some of the biggest established and emerging artists in R&B and hip-hop, including Eminem, Kanye West, Rihanna, 50 Cent, B.o.B, Lupe Fiasco, Tinie Tempah, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Common and the Roots. Last year proved to be one of Lewis' most successful. In addition to West closing out Coachella and joining fellow powerhouse Jay-Z on the much-talked-about Watch the Throne tour, Lewis' client Eminem announced his first Australian tour in a decade. Her client roster also includes Pitbull, B.o.B., Cee Lo Green, D'Angelo, T.I., Ne-Yo, The Roots and Ludacris. CAA is also teaming with BET Networks to present the BET Music Matters live showcase on July 2 at its Los Angeles office, spotlighting Michael Jackson's nephew Austin Brown, Leah Labelle and three other aspiring singer/songwriters. When news broke about Lewis coming onboard, Light said, "Cara has built a remarkable career cultivating the careers of some of the most acclaimed artists in music today. Her expertise in the urban market, ability to innovate and keen eye for talent will be great assets to our continued growth." - Gail Mitchell, Los Angeles

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