Warner/Chappell Music has introduced the promotion of Ryan Press to president of A&R, U.S.
Press, who joined the writer in 2009, has labored carefully with an array of acclaimed songwriters and producers, together with Rihanna, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Khaled, Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, T-Minus, Tayla Parx, Gucci Mane, Mike Elizondo, Aloe Blacc, The-Dream, Priscilla Renea, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Mike Will & Ear Drummers, The Stereotypes, Tay Keith, Ross Golan, Murda Beatz, Hitmaka (Yung Berg), Southside, and plenty of others. Primarily based on the firm’s Los Angeles headquarters, he stories collectively to Warner/Chappell Co-Chairman & CEO Man Moot and Co-Chairman & COO Carianne Marshall. His remit excludes Nashville.
Moot and Marshall stated: “Songwriters are our inspiration, and serving them with integrity is on the core of every part we do. To that finish, it’s important that we empower our executives and develop long-term careers throughout our staff. Over his previous decade with Warner/Chappell, Ryan has been a passionate champion of lots of the most unique, compelling, and profitable songwriters within the fashionable music panorama. As we enter a brand new period at our firm, his excellent A&R experience, his deep understanding of songs and songwriting, and his highly effective relationships all through the artistic neighborhood will make him a useful contributor to our profitable evolution. We’re very blissful to advertise Ryan to this key position on our senior administration staff.”
Press famous: “The way forward for this firm is extremely thrilling, and I need to thank Carianne and Man for this new alternative. All of it begins with the songwriter, and there’s nothing extra thrilling than watching a music evolve from its earliest type into music that touches folks all over the place. Warner/Chappell is residence to extraordinary artistic expertise throughout all genres and cultures, and it’s a privilege to assist them understand their visions and construct their careers. I’m wanting ahead to main our unbelievable A&R staff, as we proceed to draw wonderful artists, songwriters, and producers.”
Based on the announcement, amongst his latest initiatives, Press paired Warner/Chappell’s Swae Lee and Carter Lang with Publish Malone and Louis Bellfor the No. 1 smash, “Sunflower,” whereas feminine producer duo NOVA Wav contributed to a number of songs on The Carters’ “The whole lot Is Love.”
Press got here on board at Warner/Chappell as Senior Director, A&R, earlier than being promoted to Vice President, A&R after which Co-Head, A&R. Previous to Warner/Chappell, he based Press Convention Administration, an artist, songwriter, and producer administration agency, and labored as a Artistic Advisor at Notting Hill Music Publishing. Beforehand, he served in a co-management capability on the J. Erving Group, the place he assisted in day-to-day operations and administration, in addition to being a supervisor and producer at Day One Productions.