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Jon Platt promoted at Warner/Chappell

By | Published on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Jon Platt

Warner Music’s publishing business Warner/Chappell yesterday announced the promotion of Jon Platt, previously President of Creative for North America at the firm, to overall President of the publisher in the region.

He will report into Cameron Strang, who has CEO of Warner/Chappell amongst his various roles at the major, and who told CMU: “Jon is a once-in-a-generation executive, and a terrific leader, with a deep understanding of the artistic process”.

He went on: “Over the past year, the incredible talents Jon has signed, along with his own strength of character and the superb team he has fostered, have contributed much to our reputation for creative excellence and our culture of dedicated service. There’s no doubt he will be an outstanding leader for our North American organisation. Together, we are very excited about our plans for taking Warner/Chappell and our songwriters to new heights. Our team has the vision, expertise and global resources needed to shape the future of the music business”.

Platt himself, who joined Warner/Chappell last year after a long stint at the EMI publishing company, said: “It is thrilling to be partnered with Cameron in leading a company that is supporting and nurturing so many amazing songwriters. What makes Warner/Chappell the best home for songwriters of every genre, at all stages of their careers, is our tireless focus on their long-term success and our determination to bring them fresh opportunities. Our entire team has one collective mission: serving songwriters in the pursuit of their artistic goals”.