NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Performing rights organization ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) announced that veteran label exec Jon Platt has been elected to its Board of Directors.
Platt is currently the chairman and CEO at Warner/ Chappell, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, a role he has held since November, 2015.
Previously, Platt spent 17 years at EMI Music Publishing, where he signed artists including Jay Z, Kanye West, Drake, Usher, Ludacris, and Snoop Dogg.
“Jon is a tremendous talent in the publishing industry, and we are thrilled to have him join the ASCAP Board,” said ASCAP chairman Paul Williams. “Our publisher and songwriter members face complex challenges in the digital era that call for a progressive outlook, and Jon is one of the best leaders of his generation. As the only performance rights organization that is led by a board composed of publishers and songwriters, ASCAP values his understanding of the creative process and his relationships with the creative community.” – Staff Writers