Having served as a Senior A&R (Artiste And Repertoire) Director at WEA he proved not only being a talented A&R but also garnered experience at the highest level. His label career began at EMI and then onto WEA in 1994, where he remained until 2001. His long tenure at WEA was distinguished by having signed, developed and guided the careers of many successful artists, including:
• Mark Morrison;
• Shola Ama;
• Glamma Kid.
Mickey’s chart success includes:
• Number 1 UK single: Mark Morrison, ‘Return of the Mack’ , 1996;
• Number 2 US single: Mark Morrison, ‘Return of the Mack’, 1997
• Top 10 UK singles:
o Mark Morrison, ‘Crazy’, 1996
o Mark Morrison, ‘Trippin’, 1996
o Mark Morrison, ‘Horny’, 1996
o Mark Morrison, ‘Moan & Groan’, 1997
o Shola Ama, ‘You Might Need Somebody’, 1997
o Shola Ama, ‘You’re the One I Love’, 1997
o Cleopatra, ‘Cleopatra’s Theme’, 1998
o Cleopatra, ‘Life Ain’t Easy’, 1998
o Cleopatra, ‘I Want You Back’, 1998
o Glamma Kid, ‘Taboo’, 1999
o Glamma Kid, ‘Why’, 1999
• Top 10 UK albums:
o Mark Morrison, ‘Return of the Mack’, 1996
o Shola Ama, ‘Much Love’, 1997
o Cleopatra, ‘Comin’ Atcha’, 1998
o five million+ singles
o three million+ albums
Mickey’s ability to establish and maintain excellent rapport as well as successful working relationships with artists and management stems from his very wide-ranging musical knowledge, being a taste maker, having commercial ears and a likeable nature. He is well known as such throughout his branch of the business by artists, managers, producers, songwriters and engineers, which continue to be evidenced by on-going support.
Mickey’s extensive experience and success in the industry that includes Blackmarket Records (1988-1991) now covers more than 2 Decades.
A&R, Artist development, Remixing, Producer, Radio, Club Dj, Management, Digital Content.
Mickey is currently A&R consulting for Danny D & Tim Blacksmith (Star Rock) and also DJ’s in Switzerland every month for Soulplay in Berne (The Lick Party’s). Mickey also presents a music radio show here on mi-soul.com every Friday night.