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Warner Chappell Music UK Names Shani Gonzales Managing Director

Shani Gonzales has been promoted to managing director of Warner Chappell Music UK. She is going to maintain the place along with her present position as head of worldwide A&R, starting October 1. She’ll report back to Man Moot, co-chair and CEO of Warner Chappell, the publishing arm of Warner Music Group. At the moment and plans to relocate to London.

The seasoned music govt has signed and developed a lot of prime artists, songwriters and producers, together with Bibi Bourelly (Camilla Cabello, Rihanna, Selena Gomez), Claude Kelly (Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars), DJ Khaled, Juice WRLD, Justin Bieber, Labrinth, Melo-X, Nate Cyphert (Florida Georgia Line), Nic Nac (Chris Brown, DJ Khaled), Poo Bear, P2J (Beyoncé, Doja Cat, WizKid), Saint JHN, Travis Scott and WondaGurl (Drake, Rihanna, Travis Scott), amongst others.

At WCM, Gonzales has labored with the A&R staff to convey new world songwriters into the fold, together with Edgar Barrera and Santi. She started her profession at BMI, and joined WCM’s A&R staff in 2004. She went on to work for Epic Data, Def Jam and BMG earlier than returning to WCM in 2019. Since her return, Gonzales has centered on integrating and connecting the corporate’s world roster.

“I’m so excited for this new chapter and to work with the superb staff in London,” mentioned Gonzales. “I’ve beloved coming again to Chappell and attending to know so many colleagues world wide during the last yr. We’ve obtained such a supportive and nurturing tradition, with Man and Carianne [Marshall, COO] trying to develop folks’s careers over the long-term and construct a very world staff. I’ve at all times had a deep respect for the UK music group and the Chappell roster is second to none!”

Added Moot: “Shani’s such a gifted chief who has catapulted so many songwriters to the very prime along with her tenacious drive to see them succeed.  With a pure affinity and intuitive connection to her writers, I do know that she’ll use her present of fostering significant relationships to additional develop and develop our vibrant UK roster.”

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