Veteran publicist Cary Baker has departed Baker Northrop Media Group, the communications company he founded in 1997 with Sheryl Northrop.

Veteran publicist Cary Baker has departed Baker Northrop Media Group, the communications company he founded in 1997 with Sheryl Northrop.

Baker has formed a new firm, Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based Conqueroo Communications, with a roster that includes J.J. Cale, Vernon Reid, Robert Earl Keen, and the Americana Music Assn. Conference.

Northrop keeps the Baker Northrop name and the company's Encino, Calif., office. Among her clients are Lisa Loeb, Stockholm Syndrome, Berklee Press, Bernie Leadon and Dominic Chianese.

Both parties describe the split as "amicable."