Jon Platt

by Edward Cates
Jon Platt
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Jon Platt is Chairman & CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the number one global music publisher.

Since his appointment, Platt’s inclusive leadership style has prioritized diversity to reshape the corporate culture. Under Platt’s watch, Sony/ATV has significantly increased representation by women on the company’s senior leadership team. He has also attracted key new signings and executive talent, as well as expanded opportunities available to songwriters. With a mantra to always put songwriters first, Sony/ATV is the only music publisher offering expedited foreign royalty payments to its songwriters.

Culturally, Platt is acknowledged for his influence as a creative executive. He is widely credited for bringing hip-hop music to dominance in the music publishing industry by elevating how R&B/hip-hop artists are respected and compensated as songwriters. Throughout his career, he has signed and collaborated with prominent songwriters including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Drake, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna and Usher.

Platt previously served as Chairman & CEO of Warner Chappell and led the company’s turnaround. Platt also worked for 17 years at EMI Music Publishing. He has received numerous honors including Billboard’s ‘Power 100’, SESAC’s ‘Visionary Award’, Morehouse College’s ‘Candle Award’ and City of Hope’s prestigious ‘Spirit of Life’ award.

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