Warner/Chappell Music Ups Katie Vinten, Ryan Press To Co-Heads, A&R, US
December 10, 2015 at 6:55 AM (PT)
WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC has upped VPs of A&R KATIE VINTEN and RYAN PRESS to Co-Heads, A&R, US (excluding NASHVILLE). The pair will continue to be based in LOS ANGELES and report to CEO JON PLATT.
“It’s been my great pleasure to watch KATIE and RYAN grow from promising young A&R executives to leading lights of the music publishing business,” said PLATT. “KATIE and I have been working with each other since before our time at WARNER/CHAPPELL and, even then, it was clear she had a unique gift in helping songwriters develop songs that made a real impact on global music culture. When I joined WARNER/CHAPPELL in 2012, RYAN immediately stood out as a tireless worker with great ears and a knack for connecting the right songwriters and producers with the right artists."
PLATT added, “At this early stage of their careers, they’ve already accomplished incredible things in developing our roster. A&R is the lifeblood of WARNER/CHAPPELL, and KATIE and RYAN are both amazing, hands-on collaborators who know how to bring out the best in our songwriters. As we continue to build the most welcoming home for the most outstanding talent, I am confident that KATIE and RYAN will be exceptional leaders of our A&R team.”
VINTEN said, “I take great pride in working at WARNER/CHAPPELL. This is an environment that values the nurturing of songwriters above all else, and it’s what sets us apart. I’m grateful to Jon for his years of invaluable mentoring, and am thrilled and honored to take on this exciting new role.”
PRESS added, “We’re only as good as our songwriters, and WARNER/CHAPPELL is home to the best, spanning all genres and eras. It is a privilege to do what we do -- something our team never loses sight of -- and I’m thankful to JON and the entire fantastic WARNER/CHAPPELL team for their continued support.”