Nikisha Bailey

Head of A&R Administration and Operations, Artist Partner Group (APG), Atlantic Records
Nikisha Bailey

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Nikisha Bailey has been a music industry professional in New York City for eight years. With a background in audio engineering, she has worked at Sony Studios, Def Jam Recordings, Atlantic Records, and is currently the head of A&R administration and operations for Artist Partner Group (APG). She is essential in executing all producer agreements and clearances and handles the overall logistics of the recording process. Playing a pivotal role between A&R, marketing, and business affairs, Bailey ensures that the artist and label can release products without liability and within budget. Her current roster includes Kevin Gates, Kehlani, Charlie Puth, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, and Ava Max.

Bailey loves connecting people, places, and things in a modern, meaningful manner. In 2018, she and industry friends founded Our Table, a bimonthly dinner series that brings key collaborators together in an intimate setting to break bread and move the culture forward through conversation.

She serves as chapter chair for Women in Music NYC where she works on solidifying longstanding connections and memberships within the entertainment community.