40 Under 40 2013: Mike Flynn, Senior VP Of A&R/Staff Producer of Capitol Music Group

Mike Flynn?
Senior VP Of A&R/Staff Producer, Capitol Music Group


?After a decade at Epic, serving as producer and/or A&R rep for the Fray (2.7 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan), Sara Bareilles (1.8 million), Cher Lloyd (3.3 million song downloads) and others, Mike Flynn, 37, segued to Capitol Music Group in April to reunite with former Epic boss Steve Barnett, chairman/CEO of CMG. “I’m really proud to have been asked to be a part of rebuilding one of the most iconic labels in the world,” Flynn says. While at Capitol, he’s continuing his dual roles as producer/A&R executive, working with the label’s roster as well as “searching the world to find artists that are special and can pave their own way.” Flynn is savoring the experience of working at the most historic headquarters in the business. “I can walk around the building or studios here and bump into some of the best creatives in the business—Don Was, Ron Fair, T Bone Burnett, RedOne, Deadmau5.” With Flynn’s keen ear for talent, don’t be surprised to see his name listed among such heavyweights.