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Hipgnosis Songs Group has promoted Christian Johnson to Senior Director of A&R. Johnson joined Big Deal Music Group as assistant to co-prexy Casey Robison in 2018; BDMG was acquired by Hipgnosis in 2020, becoming Hipgnosis Songs Group.

In his new role, L.A.-based Johnson will work with the company's roster of hit songwriters, including John Ryan (Maroon 5, One Direction), Julian Bunetta (Niall Horan, 1D), Dan Wilson (The Chicks, Adele, Leon Bridges), Steph Jones (Kelsea Ballerini, Selena Gomez, P!nk), SGT, Matt Zara and Chelsea Grimes.

Johnson is also longtime day-to-day manager of (and brother to) Jordan and Stefan Johnson of the songwriting team The Monsters and Strangerz (Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Zedd).

“I couldn’t be more excited to step into this new role and continue on to the next chapter with Hipgnosis Songs Group,” said Johnson. “To be able to work with such an amazing crew of writers on a daily basis is such a privilege. From the moment I joined the team, it felt like I was joining a family. I’m so thankful to have mentors like Casey, Kenny MacPherson and Jamie Cerreta to learn from."

Robison added, “I’m tremendously proud of Christian. His passion for songs and songwriters, work ethic and drive are second to none. He’s become an impressive executive and asset to our team. I consider myself lucky to be part of his professional journey.”

Look for Christian at the next HSG "Live From Kenny's Wine Cellar" event, which will begin at 8pm and continue until Kenny finds out there are people in his wine cellar.