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Warner/Chappell Music Chairman & CEO Jon Platt Joins NMPA Board of Directors

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  • June 27, 2016
    Warner/Chappell Music Chairman & CEO Jon Platt Joins NMPA Board of Directors

    The National Music Publishers’ Association’s President & CEO, David Israelite, today announced that Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, has joined the NMPA Board of Directors.

    NMPA Board Chairman Irwin Robinson said, “We are so pleased to have Jon join our Board. He brings with him a wealth of varied experience in both the business and creative areas of our world. His experience speaks for itself and he is a major addition to the board.”

    NMPA President & CEO David Israelite added, “Jon’s reputation and record of finding and nurturing the industry’s top songwriters is legendary. For decades he has fostered the biggest talent in the business and amassed lasting friendships and limitless knowledge.” Israelite added, “It is a privilege to have Jon on the Board, and I know his insight will elevate NMPA just as he has elevated the careers of those he has found and promoted.”

    NMPA’s Board of Directors consists of 18 of the most prominent music publishers in the United States and includes:

    Irwin Robinson

    Martin Bandier

    Jody Gerson

    Lee Eastman

    Willard Ahdritz

    Caroline Bienstock

    Barry Coburn

    Neil Gillis

    Laurent Hubert

    Justin Kalifowitz

    Golnar Khosrowshahi

    Jody Klein

    Leeds Levy

    Chip McLean

    Ralph Peer

    Matt Pincus

    David Renzer

    Platt took the helm of Warner/ Chappell, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, last November. As Chairman & CEO he drives the cultivation and growth of the company’s diverse roster of songwriters and its spectrum of creative services. Since joining Warner/Chappell in 2012, he has been instrumental in attracting a wide range of new and established talent, including Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Mike Will Made It, MNEK, and others, while continuing to build relationships with songwriters such as Katy Perry, Kendrick Lamar, Michael Bublé, and George Michael. Previously, Platt spent 17 years at EMI Music Publishing, where artists he signed at the outset of their careers include Jay Z, Kanye West, Drake, Usher, Ludacris, and Snoop Dogg.

    In April, Warner/Chappell Music was named 2016 Music Publisher of the Year at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Warner/Chappell was also named Publisher of the Year at the 2015 ASCAP Country Music Awards (for the third year in a row) and at the 2015 ASCAP Latin Music Awards. Warner/Chappell is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. With a history dating back more than 200 years, it currently publishes and administers music from Barry Gibb, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, fun., Gamble & Huff, Brantley Gilbert, Green Day, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin, Lionsgate Films, Little Big Town, Madonna, Miramax Films, Muse, Katy Perry, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Roc Nation, Stephen Sondheim, Chris Stapleton, and Tove Lo, among many others.

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    About the NMPA: Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing all American music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA’s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights. Learn more at www.nmpa.org.

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The National Music Publishers’ Association’s President & CEO, David Israelite, today announced that Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, has joined the NMPA Board of Directors.

NMPA Board Chairman Irwin Robinson said, “We are so pleased to have Jon join our Board. He brings with him a wealth of varied experience in both the business and creative areas of our world. His experience speaks for itself and he is a major addition to the board.”

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite added, “Jon’s reputation and record of finding and nurturing the industry’s top songwriters is legendary. For decades he has fostered the biggest talent in the business and amassed lasting friendships and limitless knowledge.” Israelite added, “It is a privilege to have Jon on the Board, and I know his insight will elevate NMPA just as he has elevated the careers of those he has found and promoted.”

NMPA’s Board of Directors consists of 18 of the most prominent music publishers in the United States and includes:

Irwin Robinson

Martin Bandier

Jody Gerson

Lee Eastman

Willard Ahdritz

Caroline Bienstock

Barry Coburn

Neil Gillis

Laurent Hubert

Justin Kalifowitz

Golnar Khosrowshahi

Jody Klein

Leeds Levy

Chip McLean

Ralph Peer

Matt Pincus

David Renzer

Platt took the helm of Warner/ Chappell, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, last November. As Chairman & CEO he drives the cultivation and growth of the company’s diverse roster of songwriters and its spectrum of creative services. Since joining Warner/Chappell in 2012, he has been instrumental in attracting a wide range of new and established talent, including Jay Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Mike Will Made It, MNEK, and others, while continuing to build relationships with songwriters such as Katy Perry, Kendrick Lamar, Michael Bublé, and George Michael. Previously, Platt spent 17 years at EMI Music Publishing, where artists he signed at the outset of their careers include Jay Z, Kanye West, Drake, Usher, Ludacris, and Snoop Dogg.

In April, Warner/Chappell Music was named 2016 Music Publisher of the Year at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Warner/Chappell was also named Publisher of the Year at the 2015 ASCAP Country Music Awards (for the third year in a row) and at the 2015 ASCAP Latin Music Awards. Warner/Chappell is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. With a history dating back more than 200 years, it currently publishes and administers music from Barry Gibb, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, fun., Gamble & Huff, Brantley Gilbert, Green Day, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin, Lionsgate Films, Little Big Town, Madonna, Miramax Films, Muse, Katy Perry, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Roc Nation, Stephen Sondheim, Chris Stapleton, and Tove Lo, among many others.

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About the NMPA: Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing all American music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA’s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights. Learn more at www.nmpa.org.