Warner/Chappell Names Madrid And Press To Urban A&R Team
December 7, 2009 at 2:08 PM (PT)
WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC has strengthened its Urban A&R team with the appointments of JUAN MADRID as VP/Urban A&R based in LOS ANGELES and RYAN PRESS as Sr. Dir./Urban A&R, based in NEW YORK.
MADRID was VP/Urban A&R at SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING from 2004-2009.
Previously, PRESS founded PRESS CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT in 2004, an artist, songwriter and producer management firm.
In making the announcement, WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC President SCOTT FRANCIS said, "It’s a tremendous coup having JUAN and RYAN join us at WARNER/CHAPPELL. They are hardworking, experienced team players with a great passion for songs and songwriters. I worked with JUAN during the early days of his career at BMG and am proud of how his drive and passion have made him a leading Urban A&R executive with a special ability to find great songwriter artists and producers. Complementing JUAN will be talented, go-getter RYAN, whose ear for great songs and dedication to songwriters will strengthen WARNER/CHAPPELL as a leader in song placement and writer development."