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

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For Immediate Release: June 27, 2016
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer

Warner/Chappell Music Chairman & CEO Jon Platt Joins NMPA Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.