A&R | Creative | Artist Management
Shawn Carnes is a creative/A&R professional who has worked with the most relevant people in the music industry as an artist manager, publicist, journalist, songwriter and consultant. He has held an artist relations position with the Chameleon/Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group, working with notable producers Max Martin, Dallas Austin, Timbaland, Sandy Vee and Sean Garrett, whom have written and produced for Nikki Williams, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, TLC, Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj.
Carnes has been featured in Billboard Magazine and appeared on numerous music/television specials that have aired on ABC, E!, VH1, REELZ, The Food Network and The Cooking Channel. He also assisted casting for NBCs The Voice (seasons 11-15) helping multiple participants and winners appear on the show. Shawn also continues to freelance as a writer and red carpet interviewer for numerous media platforms, interviewing some of the entertainment industries biggest stars.
His passion to evolve, create and work with compelling artists is what will cause him to stand out as a “hands on” music executive. Shawn has an impeccable eye and ear for talent, bringing artists to the forefront that not only have something to say, but also have longevity in this competitive and ever changing industry.