Business 100 - 2012

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Michael Flynn/Epic Records

An accomplished musician, writer, and producer, Michael Francis Flynn is Epic Records’ executive vice president of A&R, and staff producer. Mike began his career in 1998, when he was signed as an artist to Epic. Later he became a staff producer while serving as A&R for the label.

Mike has worked with artists such as John Mellencamp, The Fray, Sara Bareilles, Cher Loyd, Howie Day, and American Idol winner Kris Allen. His production work on The Fray’s albums How to Save a Life and The FRAY helped the band sell over five million albums and 15 million singles worldwide. He is a Grammy-nominated producer, and has been recognized in Billboard’s 40 Under 40 list.

Mike is a graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he received a BA in audio engineering. A second-generation Irish-American, Mike traces his maternal roots to Co. Cork. He says, “My Irish heritage means a lot to me because I feel like the Irish always fought through adversity and came out on top.”