Warner/Chappell Music Mexico hires Carlos Ruiz Díaz as Managing Director

Carlos Ruiz Díaz has been appointed Managing Director, Warner/Chappell Music Mexico.

He reports to Gustavo Menendez, President, Warner/Chappell Music, Latin America.

Díaz (pictured) joins Warner/Chappell from EMMACSACM, the Mexican agency for digital music copyright licensing, where he had served as Managing Director since 2013.

In that role, Díaz led all negotiation, signing, and administration of licenses across services such as Apple, Google, and Spotify  – working closely with the Mexican Collecting Society (SACM) and the Mexican Music Publishers Association (EMMAC).

Previously, Díaz served as VP and General Manager of Disa Records, part of Universal Music Group, where he guided operations in the US and Mexico while leading a team of one hundred and driving a roster of forty-plus artists.

Prior to that, he served as Director of Finance and Operations at Univision Music Group Mexico; he briefly worked as a consultant at Warner Music Brazil; he was Managing Director of Peerless-MCM, a WMG company; and he spent several years at AOL Time Warner-owned Metro Casa Musical.

“It’s a historic moment for Latin music, including regional Mexican music, and I’m delighted to join a company that’s leading the charge.”

Carlos Ruiz Díaz

“I have been in this business a long time, and I’ve never seen Spanish-language songs rivaling English-language songs on the charts the way that they have in the last year,” said Díaz.

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“It’s a historic moment for Latin music, including regional Mexican music, and I’m delighted to join a company that’s leading the charge.”

“Carlos has a deep sense and appreciation for music that our songwriters will recognize instantly.”

Gustavo Menendez, Warner/Chappell Music, Latin America

Menendez added: “Carlos has a deep sense and appreciation for music that our songwriters will recognize instantly, and our A&R efforts will benefit from.

“What’s beneath that is a dynamic background in finance and operations, which comes through in his sharp instinct and business acumen, and really sets him apart as a leader.

“We are lucky to have him helping guide our booming global music business.”Music Business Worldwide