Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has promoted longtime A&R executive BJ Hill to Senior Vice President, A&R.
Throughout his career, Hill has worked with the industry’s most prominent songwriters, including Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady A and Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay. He also currently supports a host of up-and-coming talent, such as the720, Zack Dyer and Sophia Scott.
“It’s an honor to work for a company that strives to do as much as possible for its songwriters. Ben Vaughn has brought us to the top, and our team is truly the best. Thank you to Guy [Moot] and Carianne [Marshall] for supporting us, and I look forward to continuing to work with the most talented songwriters in the world,” Hill shares.
Vaughn, President & CEO, Warner Chappell Music Nashville, says, “I’ve been lucky enough to work with BJ for over a decade, and he’s always been an unwavering supporter, resource, and friend to our songwriters and the whole Warner Chappell team. He has some of the best ears in the business, he’s a master of puns, and he can mix a drink with the best of them. It’s a true honor to announce his well-deserved promotion today.”
Hill started his tenure with Warner Chappell in 2002 as an Associate Catalog Manager. He then moved to the A&R department in 2005 where he has worked his way up the ranks over the past 18 years. Throughout his career, Hill has played a part in some of the biggest songs of our generation, including the eight-time RIAA-certified Platinum record “Tequila” by Dan + Shay and the 11-time RIAA-certified Platinum song “Need You Now” by Lady A. Other talented songwriters that Hill has worked closely with include Wendell Mobley, Matthew Ramsey and more.
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