Warner Music’s publishing business, Warner/Chappell, has appointed a new Exec VP for its Nashville division in the form of Ben Vaughn. He joins the Warner publishing enterprise from the EMI publishing business, joining Jon Platt, who himself left EMI earlier this year and joined Warner/Chappell last month. Vaughn will report to Platt in this new job, which is a new role within the Warner publishing unit.
Platt told reporters: “Ben’s incredible track record of songwriter development speaks for itself. His A&R vision, leadership skills and business instincts have made him one of Nashville’s most dynamic and influential executives. I have worked closely with Ben for years and I’ve no doubt he is the perfect fit for Warner/Chappell and its mission to be the first-choice home for the world’s most extraordinary songwriters”.
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