Warner Chappell Music has opened a new songwriting studio in Barcelona, Spain.
The new studio is run by Cristian Cabrera Viñas, Senior A&R Director at Warner Chappell Music Spain. He works closely with Javier’ Chiki’ Dean, who heads Warner Chappell Music’s A&R operations in Spain and reports to Santiago Menéndez-Pidal, President, Southern Europe, Warner Chappell Music.
The new songwriting studio is located in Barcelona’s Poblenou district, an artistic neighborhood with many converted factories housing tech offices and design showrooms. The district is also home to the Barcelona Design Museum and the famous Bogatell Beach.
“We’re so excited to unveil our new Barcelona studio,” adds Cristian Cabrera. “We’ve had huge demand from songwriters wanting to book time to work here, so we already know it’s a valued addition to the local scene. Many of our international writers like to visit Barcelona, so it’s great that we can provide them with a studio environment, and we also hope it will help us to sign more local writers from Catalonia.”
“I’m delighted that we’ve now got a purpose-built home in Barcelona for our songwriters who want to work in this vibrant city,” adds Santiago Menéndez-Pidal. “Following the launch of The Music Station in Madrid earlier this year, our new studio shows that we’re committed to investing in world-class infrastructure here in Spain to support our songwriters.”
Warner Music Spain and warner Chappell Music launched the creative hub in Madrid in May 2022. That office is located in the former Principe Pio North Station, with a dramatic change from the typical office format. That space in Madrid consists of more than 10,000 square meters to house Warner Music Spain and Warner Chappell Music Spain. The new offices opened with a performance from Alizzz, an artist, producer, and songwriter signed to both Warner Music Spain and Warner Chappell Music Spain.