Press Release


November 23, 2022

By WCM Communications

Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has opened a new songwriting studio in Barcelona, one of the most dynamic and creative cities in 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.   

It is located in the city’s Poblenou district, an artistic neighbourhood with many converted factories housing tech offices and design showrooms, and which is also home to the Barcelona Design Museum and the famous Bogatell Beach.  

Cristian Cabrera says: “We’re so excited to unveil our new Barcelona studio.  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.” 

Santiago Menéndez-Pidal adds: “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.  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.”