MADRID, Spain (CelebrityAccess) — Warner Music Group’s Warner/Chappell Music Spain has named Javier Dean to the post of A&R Director, based out of the company’s Madrid offices.
Dean joins Warner/Chappell Music from Sony/ATV Spain, where he served as president of A&R.
Prior to Sony/ATV, Dean was at EMI Publishing in an A&R capacity and culminating as president of A&R at the label. When EMI merged with Sony/ATV in 2012, he jumped to Sony/ATV Spain, where he was president A&R of the division.
“It’s with great pleasure that I welcome Javier as our new A&R Director. His extensive experience in the music industry makes him a key addition to our team. He has a passion for music and an ability to build teams, as well as a natural talent for making artists and songwriters feel at ease and at home,” Santiago Menéndez-Pidal, MD of Warner/Chappell Music Spain, said
Dean added: “Working again with Santiago means a lot to me, since he was my mentor when we worked together at EMI Publishing. We share the same understanding when it comes to the creative community, which means we always put the songwriters first. I’m very excited to join Warner/Chappell Music and am looking forward to working with the team to further build its great roster of artists and songwriters,” Dean added.