Jon Platt is chairman and chief executive officer for Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, overseeing and driving the growth of the company, its diverse roster of songwriters, and its range of creative services.
Since joining WCM in 2012, he has been instrumental in attracting a wide range of talent, including Jay Z and Beyoncé, while continuing to build relationships with songwriters such as Katy Perry, Michael Bublé, and Barry Gibb. Under Platt’s leadership, WCM was named publisher of the year at four of the most prestigious ceremonies of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), as well as at BMI’s R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, all within one year.
Platt has served as vice chairman of the board of directors for the MusiCares Foundation, and sits on the board of the Living Legends Foundation. He was the first music publisher to be featured in Source magazine’s annual Power 30 issue, and in 2015 received the Visionary Award at the annual Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC) Pop Music Awards. He began his career as a DJ in his native Denver before moving to Los Angeles to manage producers.