Warner confirms recruitment of former EMI man Jon Platt
By CMU Editorial | Published on Tuesday 11 September 2012
Of course we all already knew because of Rihanna’s tweeting last week, but Warner Music has confirmed that Jon Platt, a senior exec at EMI Music Publishing for seventeen years, is joining the Warner/Chappell music publishing company. He departed the EMI publishing firm just before its acquisition by Sony/ATV. In his new job he will be President Creative, overseeing Warner/Chappell’s A&R activities across North America, as well as inputting on general company strategy.
He will report to Warner/Chappell CEO Cameron Strang who told CMU: “Jon’s character, his leadership skills and his ability to identify, sign and nurture talent combine to make him one of the top executives in the music business. His unwavering commitment to songwriters and their music has led to his continued and long-term success. His approach makes him a perfect fit with Warner/Chappell and an outstanding addition to our senior team”.
Platt himself added: “Warner/Chappell is a creative force with an incredible heritage, a world-class roster of writers and a renewed sense of energy and purpose. Cameron and the team have already achieved great things and I am excited to begin a new chapter with them, helping drive that momentum. We share a common goal: to make Warner/Chappell the best home for today’s extraordinary talent and the songwriting stars of tomorrow”.