David Goldsen has been promoted to Head of A&R, Australia, and Vice President, Creative, at Warner Chappell Music (WCM).
Goldsen will be relocating from New York to WCM’s headquarters in Los Angeles, where he’ll lead the A&R strategy for Australia while supporting the publisher’s U.S. and UK efforts.
He will report to Guy Moot, WCM’s Co-Chair and CEO since 2019, and will work closely with Matthew Capper, Managing Director, WCM Australia, and Ryan Press, President, North America, and Shani Gonzales, Managing Director, WCM UK.
Goldsen joined Warner Chappell in 2009, and has since spent more than a decade helping the company expand its efforts globally, as well as signing songwriters and artists globally.
He currently manages artists that include Tones and I, Cavetown, Nathaniel Rateliff, Vance Joy, Mitski, Two Feet, and The Knocks.
Goldsen played an “essential” role in bringing Tones and I to Warner Chappell in 2019, says the company, and has been helping spearhead songwriting sessions for her follow-up collaborative LP.
He also worked on sessions for Mitski, including her most recent 2021 single The Only Heartbreaker, along with Vance Joy and others.
Goldsen was promoted to Director, A&R, prior to taking on the role of Senior Director, A&R, in 2016.
“With music becoming increasingly more global, we’re prioritizing our A&R efforts in Australia, which is exploding with incredible talent.”
Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall, Warner Chappell
Guy Moot, along with Warner Chappell’s Co-Chair and COO, Carianne Marshall, said: “With music becoming increasingly more global, we’re prioritizing our A&R efforts in Australia, which is exploding with incredible talent.
“David has already built an internationally recognizable roster with acts like Tones and I, Vance Joy, and Cavetown, so his transition into this role is a natural one.
“His relationships and creative expertise will bring exciting international opportunities to both our current Australian hitmakers and future signings, connecting them with our global roster and beyond.”
“This is an incredible opportunity to help local songwriters broaden their reach and collaborate with different artists, writers, and producers.”
David Goldsen, added: “Australia is home to so many fantastic songwriters and artists, and I’m very grateful to Guy and Carianne for entrusting me with growing such an important market.
“This is an incredible opportunity to help local songwriters broaden their reach and collaborate with different artists, writers, and producers across borders and genres.
“I’m equally as excited to continue working closely with Ryan and Shani to introduce our U.S. and international writers to Australia’s explosive music scene and exceptional talent.”
“I’m thrilled to have David on board as our dedicated A&R lead.”
Matthew Capper, said: “I’m thrilled to have David on board as our dedicated A&R lead.
“His expertise will be instrumental in helping us to champion the great music coming out of our region.”Music Business Worldwide