NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Warner Chappell Music has appointed Rich Christina to senior vice president of A&R.
Christina joins the company from Sony/ATV Music Publishing where he most recently served as senior vice president and head of east coast A&R. Previously, he held positions at Atlantic Records and EMI Music Publishing where he worked with artists and songwriters including Charli XCX, Boi-1da, and Ricky Reed, among others.
He will be based in New York and report to president of A&R Ryan Press.
Warner Chappell co-chair & CEO Guy Moot, said: “Rich and I have known each other for nearly 30 years, and I’m thrilled to reunite with him in his new post at WCM. His track record as both an established record exec and a publisher has been one of the most exceptional and consistent in the industry. He’s been a creative force behind countless hit songwriters, artists and producers, driven by great ears, instinct and taste. As we continue to transform the Warner Chappell culture, we’re all thrilled to welcome him on board.”
Press added: “Rich is one of the most well-respected A&R execs in the business, with strong relationships throughout the songwriter community. Major artists and developing talent alike have relied on him to help guide and grow their careers, and we look forward to having him join our growing A&R team.”
Christina said: “This is a fantastic time to be joining Warner Chappell. Guy, Carianne [Marshall, COO] and Ryan are spearheading a dynamic approach to publishing that is hugely inspiring. They’ve made some outstanding signings in the last few months, and set a clear direction for the company. I’m beyond excited to join them on the journey and help nurture an environment where the focus is on songwriters and their art.”