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Jon Platt Joins Strong Midem Line-Up

CANNES, France (VIP NEWS) — Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, will give a keynote interview at Midem later this week.

Platt will discuss the art of songwriting and publishing with musician Justin Tranter, who’s known for his chart-topping work with Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber and Gwen Stefani.

Previously, Platt spent 17 years at EMI Music Publishing, where artists he signed include Jay Z, Kanye West, Drake, Usher, Ludacris, and Snoop Dogg.

Last month, Warner/Chappell Music was named 2016 Music Publisher of the Year at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. WCM was also named Publisher of the Year at the 2015 ASCAP Country Music Awards (for the third year in a row) and the 2015 ASCAP Latin Music Awards.

Also recently added to the conference bill is Stu Bergen, CEO, International & Global Commercial Services, Warner Music Group, who will discuss strategies for breaking international artists and developing local stars with Iñigo Zabala, President, Latin America & Iberia, Warner Music Group, and Brazilian artist Anitta.

Pandora founder and CEO Tim Westergren, joined by Glassnote founder Daniel Glass and British artist Flo Morrissey, will talk about how streaming companies, labels and artists can work together on profitable music distribution models.

Midem will take place from June 3-6. in Cannes, France.