The duo work for Mike Caren, CEO of APG and former WMG president
Miles Beard and Jeff Vaughn have been promoted to vice presidents of A&R at Artist Partner Group/Artist Publishing Group (APG). The duo, based in Los Angeles, have signed and/or worked closely with artists such as Charlie Puth, Kehlani, Jason Derulo, Young Thug, Kevin Gates, David Guetta and Flo Rida, among others.
“Miles and Jeff have developed into musical experts with an incredible work ethic,” said Mike Caren, CEO of APG and former president of worldwide A&R at Warner Music Group, in a statement. "They’ve both been with me since before we started Artist Partner Group four years ago, and they’ve been essential players in our explosive success – from signing amazing artists to making fantastic records."
Vaughn A&R’d Gates’ breakthrough 2016 platinum debut Islah, which hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and yielded two double-platinum singles, “2 Phones” and “Really Really.” He was also instrumental in signing Young Thug and Kehlani, whose mixtape, You Should Be Here, earned a 2016 Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.