About Michael Mauldin

CEO & President of Mauldin Brand Agency

Michael Mauldin is an entertainment industry executive, live event producer, and CEO of Scream Nation and CEO/President of Mauldin Brand Agency, which is a joint venture with Live Nation. He is a former President of Columbia Records Urban Division and former Senior Vice President of Columbia Records Group, and artist manager, and is the father of recording artist/producer/songwriter Jermaine Dupri.


Born and raised in Murphy, North Carolina, Mauldin later left Murphy for Atlanta, Georgia. Beginning in the 1970s, Mauldin helmed a successful tour management business, with acts including BrickCameoThe SOS BandSister SledgeEarth, Wind & FireAnita BakerLuther Vandross and more.

At Columbia Records, he signed Destiny’s Child and Alicia Keys, as well as oversaw numerous multi-platinum releases from artists including MaxwellThe FugeesLauryn HillWyclef Jean and Nas. He also helped Jermaine Dupri establish his record label So So Def and was influential in helping the label's roster of artists including Kris KrossXscapeDa BratJagged EdgeBow Wow and others achieve worldwide acclaim.


Currently, Michael Mauldin is CEO of Scream Nation, a touring and live entertainment franchise and joint venture with Live Nation. He is also founder and President of Mauldin Brand, Inc., a multi-dimensional entertainment company focused on music, motorsports, artist management, music publishing, and corporate endorsements. In addition, Mauldin founded Next Generation of Leaders (NXG), a community and education-driven leadership program. The program focuses on 12 codes of leadership, and includes town hall meetings to foster dialogue between teens, artists, and adults to learn from and empower each other.