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Jon Platt joining Warner/Chappell

By | Published on Monday 10 September 2012

Jon Platt

Former EMI Publishing US exec ‘Big’ Jon Platt is heading for Warner/Chappell, according to Billboard, which says it’s not yet clear what job title Platt will have at the Warner publishing business, but that Head Of Creative is likely.

Long-term EMIer Platt departed the publishing firm in late June, ahead of its acquisition by a Sony/ATV-led consortium. At the time there was somewhat ironic speculation that Platt might actually be heading for Sony/ATV itself, he having worked with its top man Marty Bandier before.

Though, given that would basically bring him back to EMI once the acquisition was completed, such a move seemed unlikely, and a Warner/Chappell job was also mooted from the start.

And that move was seemingly confirmed last week, before the Billboard report, when EMI Publishing-signed Rihanna tweeted: “Congratulations to one if the best people in this industry, Jon Platt, on his new position as the head of Warner/Chappell”.