No. 85: Mike Caren | Power 100

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MIKE CAREN, 39

CEO, Artist Partner Group/Artist Publishing Group; creative officer, Warner Music Group

Last Year's Rank: NEW

Only three new artists moved more than 500,000 copies of their 2016 releases, and Caren released two of them through Artist Partner Group: Charlie Puth's debut album, Nine Track Mind, which has gone gold, and Kevin Gates' freshman studio effort, Islah, which is platinum. "Those are successful signings -- well-A&R'd, multiple hit singles, global reach, well-marketed, well-synched, well-executed," says Caren. "I'm really proud of that."

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