Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has named Catalina Santa Peña as the brand new managing director for WCM Colombia, the corporate introduced Thursday (March 16). The chief will lead the group’s operations for the territory whereas reporting to Gustavo Menéndez, president of U.S. Latin & Latin America, Warner Chappell Music. She replaces Daniel Mora, who was just lately named managing director of Warner Music Andes.
Santa Peña will oversee WCM Colombia’s “quickly rising” roster, which incorporates Juan Pablo Vega, Santiago Cruz, Lalo Ebratt, Piso 21, Vicente García, Yera and TIMØ and be “key in serving to broaden the staff whereas additionally championing native songwriters and world superstars alike,” in accordance with a press launch.
Santa Peña, who authored the e-book Industria Musical Para Artistas, Music Enterprise Para Todos (Music Trade for Artists, Music Enterprise for Everybody), is an trade veteran. In 2019, she based leisure regulation agency The Artist’s Lawyer, the place she labored with artists resembling Karol G, Sky Rompiendo, J Balvin and Aterciopelados. She beforehand held roles on the Colombian Copyright workplace, Sony Music (Andean area), SAYCO and the Ministry of Tradition in Public Performances Regulation in Colombia.
“As I’ve gotten to know Catalina over time, I’ve seen the numerous hats she’s worn, from being an legal professional and writer, to changing into one of many trade’s most revered leaders,” stated Menéndez in a press release. “Catalina is aware of the inventive aspect of the enterprise and her coronary heart is all the time in the fitting place, defending songwriters and the inventive group. That’s the eagerness we wish to see, and the proper match for our staff and the philosophy we stand by. We couldn’t be extra thrilled to have her becoming a member of us and persevering with our work and increasing our development.”
“I’m very excited for this new alternative and to proceed my journey of empowering musicians and composers, who’re the spine of this excellent trade of ours,” Santa Peña added.