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Career Development

BJ Hill – VP of A&R for Warner Chappell Nashville | Soyars Leadership Lecture Series

February 23, 2021 at 6:30pm7:50pm EST

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BJ Hill is VP of A&R at Warner Chappell Music and has been working with songwriters and songs for +15 years.

BJ Hill grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan playing drums in blues bands, but he got the bug for country music while in high school and moved to Tennessee to study the recording industry at Middle Tennessee State University. After a handful of internships at studios and publishing companies, he landed a taperoom job in the summer of 2000 at High Seas Music in Nashville. BJ is now Vice President of A&R for Warner/Chappell Music, Nashville. Except for a one-year stint working in the A&R Department of Universal Records, BJ has been with Warner/Chappell since 2002. From 2016 to 2019, BJ also joined Jesse Frasure to start the new Rhythm House venture with Roc Nation. That venture has produced singles from Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Lady A, Little Big Town, Lauren Alaina, Billy Currington and they’ve signed hit songwriters Cary Barlowe and Steven Lee Olsen. Back full-time with Warner/Chappell he continues to sign, develop and work with some of the best songwriters in Nashville. Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Wendell Mobley, Laura Veltz and Marv Green are a few of the multi-#1 hit songwriters that he’s had the pleasure of signing or working closely with along with a handful of very talented developing artists and writers. His most successful signings, thus far, include Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of the thriving trio, Lady Antebellum and Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan+Shay. He’s also secured outside cuts and singles on records by Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Lady A, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band, Chris Young, Lee Ann Womack, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Lee Brice, Runaway June, Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry and others. Currently, BJ is very excited about working with Old Dominion front-man, Matt Ramsey, as well as Warner Music artists Michael Ray and Morgan Evans.

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This event was first published on February 11, 2021 and last updated on February 22, 2021.

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