LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Warner/Chappell Music announced the promotion of Ryan Press to President, A&R, U.S. Press, who has been with Warner/Chappell since 2009, will be based in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters and will report jointly to Warner/Chappell Co-Chairman & CEO Guy Moot and Co-Chairman & COO Carianne Marshall.
Press came on board at Warner/Chappell as Senior Director, A&R, before being promoted to Vice President, A&R and then Co-Head, A&R.
Prior to Warner/Chappell, he founded Press Conference Management, an artist, songwriter, and producer management firm, and worked as a Creative Consultant at Notting Hill Music Publishing.
According to Warner/Chappell, Press’s recent projects include Swae Lee and Carter Lang with Post Malone and Louis Bellfor the No. 1 hit “Sunflower” and female producer duo NOVA Wav, who contributed to several songs on The Carters’ Grammy-winning Everything Is Love.
Press and hs team at Warner/Chappell currently rep a songwriter roster that includes Twenty One Pilots, Justin Tranter, Wolf Cousins, Saweetie, Kodak Black, Portugal. The Man, PnB Rock, Rasoul Diaz, Brody Brown, Ian Kirkpatrick, Katy Perry, Nolan Lambroza, Rico Love, Mike Dean, Scott Harris, Belly, Captain Cuts, Julia Michaels, Shaun Frank, and Michael Pollack, among others.
However, Warner/Chappell noted that Press’s current remit with the music publisher excludes their operation in Nashville.