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W/C UPS PRESS TO PRESIDENT, A&R

Warner/Chappell has announced the promotion of creative vet Ryan Press to President A&R, U.S.

Since joining W/C in 2009, Press has worked closely with an array of acclaimed songwriters and producers, including Rihanna, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, Mike Elizondo, Ross Golan, Murda Beatz and Hitamka among others.

Based at the company's LA HQ, he will report to Co-Chairman/CEO Guy Moot and Co-Chairman/COO Carianne Marshall

His recent projects include pairing W/C's Swae Lee with Post Malone and Louis Bell for the #1 smash, "Sunflower." The pubco's current songwriting roster includes twenty one pilots, Justin Tranter, Ian Kirkpatrick, Katy Perry, Julia Michaels and Mike Dean, to name but a few. 

Prior to his promotion to Prexy, Press entered W/C as Senior Director, A&R, before being upped to VP A&R and then Co-Head A&R. Before W/C he worked in management and as a Creative Consultant at Notting Hill Music Publishing

Moot and Marshall, who often speak in unison, declared: “Songwriters are our inspiration, and serving them with integrity is at the core of everything we do. To that end, it’s essential that we empower our executives and develop long-term careers across our team. Over his past decade with W/C, Ryan has been a passionate champion of many of the most original, compelling, and successful songwriters in the modern music landscape. As we enter a new era at our company, his outstanding A&R expertise, his deep understanding of songs and songwriting, and his powerful relationships throughout the creative community will make him an invaluable contributor to our successful evolution. We’re very happy to promote Ryan to this key role on our senior management team.”

Press, on his new role: “The future of this company is incredibly exciting, and I want to thank Carianne and Guy for this new opportunity. It all starts with the songwriter, and there’s nothing more thrilling than watching a song evolve from its earliest form into music that touches people everywhere. W/C is home to extraordinary creative talent across all genres and cultures, and it’s a privilege to help them realize their visions and build their careers. I’m looking forward to leading our incredible A&R team, as we continue to attract amazing artists, songwriters, and producers.” 

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