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Jon Platt

Chairman & CEO Warner/Chappell Music

Jon Platt is CEO for Warner/Chappell Music, WMG’s music publishing arm, overseeing and driving the ongoing growth of the company, its diverse roster of songwriters, and its range of creative services.

Since joining WCM in 2012, he has been instrumental in attracting a wide range of new and established talent including Jay Z, Beyoncé, Roc Nation’s publishing roster, Mike WiLL Made It, and Aloe Blacc, among others, while continuing to build relationships with songwriters such as Katy Perry, Nate Ruess, Michael Bublé, Barry Gibb and George Michael. Under Jon's creative leadership, WCM was recently named Publisher of the Year at four of ASCAP's most prestigious ceremonies – the Pop, Rhythm & Soul, Country and Latin Awards – as well as at BMI’s R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, all within a year's time.

Jon previously spent 17 years at EMI Music Publishing, where artists/songwriters he signed at the outset of their careers included JAY Z, Kanye West, Usher, Drake, Ludacris, Mary Mary, Young Jeezy, Fabolous, and Snoop Dogg. He also signed Beyoncé and negotiated deals for Pharrell Williams and Sean “Puffy” Combs. Jon has also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the MusiCares Foundation, and sits on the Board of the Living Legends Foundation. He was the first music publisher to be featured in Source magazine’s annual Power 30 issue, was named 2011 Music Visionary of the Year by the UJA-Federation of New York, and in 2015 received the Visionary Award at the annual SESAC Pop Music Awards. He began his career in the music business as a DJ in his native Denver, before moving to Los Angeles to manage producers.