Rich Christina’s role as SVP, A&R and Venture Partners, at Warner Chappell Music has been expanded to include the structure, organization and strategy of the department’s growing roster of venture partners and their songwriters.

Christina’s oversight will encompass the recently announced venture with Tim & Danny Music (Sam Smith), in addition to Mykah Music, Song Battle, Therapy and Bad Habit, all of which he brought in.

“Rich is an expert dealmaker with creative instincts who has had an illustrious career, and this new role sets him up to better connect our writers with our venture partners' rosters through songwriting camps, strategic sessions and more,” said Warner Chappell Music President, North America, Ryan Press (who appears in our recent edition of Rainmakers). “This position will focus on helping our partners grow, and with Rich’s deep understanding of songwriters at all levels of their careers, he’s the perfect person for the job.”

Christina joined Warner Chappell in 2019 as SVP of A&R and has since enacted pacts with singer/songwriters such as X Ambassadors, Vinylz, Jenna Andrews and Cashmere Cat.