Ryan PressWarner/Chappell Music announced the promotion of Ryan Press to President, A&R, U.S. Press (left) is based at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters and reports jointly to Warner/Chappell Co-Chairman & CEO Guy Moot and Co-Chairman & COO Carianne Marshall. His remit excludes Nashville.

In a joint statement, Moot and Marshall said, “Songwriters are our inspiration, and serving them with integrity is at the core of everything we do. To that end, it’s essential that we empower our executives and develop long-term careers across our team. Over his past decade with Warner/Chappell, Ryan has been a passionate champion of many of the most original, compelling, and successful songwriters in the modern music landscape. As we enter a new era at our company, his outstanding A&R expertise, his deep understanding of songs and songwriting, and his powerful relationships throughout the creative community will make him an invaluable contributor to our successful evolution. We’re very happy to promote Ryan to this key role on our senior management team.”

WarnerPress joined Warner/Chappell in 2009 as Sr. Director, A&R and was later upped to VP, A&R and Co-Head, A&R. Prior to Warner/Chappell, Press founded Press Conference Management and worked as a Creative Consultant at Notting Hill Music Publishing. He previously, served in a co-management capacity at the J. Erving Group and was a manager and producer at Day One Productions. Among his recent projects, Press paired Warner/Chappell’s Swae Lee and Carter Lang with Post Malone and Louis Bell for the No. 1 smash, “Sunflower,” while female producer duo NOVA Wav contributed to several songs on The Carters’ Grammy-winning Everything Is Love.
Press noted, “The future of this company is incredibly exciting, and I want to thank Carianne and Guy for this new opportunity. It all starts with the songwriter, and there’s nothing more thrilling than watching a song evolve from its earliest form into music that touches people everywhere. Warner/Chappell is home to extraordinary creative talent across all genres and cultures, and it’s a privilege to help them realize their visions and build their careers. I’m looking forward to leading our incredible A&R team, as we continue to attract amazing artists, songwriters, and producers.”