Warner/Chappell Names Jake Ottmann SVP/A&R
March 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM (PT)
WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC has appointed JAKE OTTMANN SVP/A&R, effective immediately. Previously East Coast Creative VP at EMI Publishing, OTTMANN will sign and develop new and established songwriting talent, as well as provide senior level support to WARNER/CHAPPELL’s EAST COAST creative team.
"I trust JAKE to deliver and, more importantly, so do artists," WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC Creative - NORTH AMERICA Pres. JON PLATT said. "I know he will be a superb addition to our fantastic A&R team, as we continue to make WARNER/CHAPPELL the first-choice destination for the world’s biggest stars and best new talent."
"JAKE’s tireless focus on providing outstanding service to songwriters makes him a perfect fit with WARNER/CHAPPELL, WCM Chairman/CEO CAMERON STRANG said. "His arrival is further proof we have the best A&R team in the business."
"I am genre agnostic when it comes to amazing songs, OTTMANN said. "I want to sign and serve extraordinary writers, regardless of the type of music they create. I am so delighted to be joining WARNER/CHAPPELl because I know this approach is at the heart of its A&R activities. That philosophy has helped build the company’s incredible heritage, and propelled its recent momentum and success. I am looking forward to learning from CAMERON, reuniting with my mentor JON, and collaborating with the amazing team here. Together, we’ll be signing and developing the next generation of ground-breaking hit-makers at the world’s best music publisher."