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Jon Platt is an American music-publishing executive and a former DJ. He is Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing after having spent 17 years at EMI Music Publishing. Although he was born in Philadelphia, Platt considers Denver his hometown; his childhood bounced him from Park Hill to Aurora before he landed firmly in Montbello, where he grew up from the time he was in the fifth grade. He and several siblings were raised there by his mother, who worked security at Rocky Flats to support her family.

While working at a Dave Cook sporting goods store in Aurora, Platt met a friend who taught him DJing. From 1985 to 1989, he DJed at Norman's Place, building an audience for himself through word of mouth. He then founded his own party event at a ballroom in a Quality Inn, which was profitable. However, a murder took place at Platt's 26th birthday party in 1990, and the negative press that followed brought that run to an end. A friend convinced him to rebuild, and he successfully got a following going again, drawing patrons to the club Maximilian's.

Platt credits a conversation in Denver with Public Enemy's front man, Chuck D, as main inspiration for wanting to be more than a local DJ. He decided to become a manager and relocated to Los Angeles where he was introduced to Madukey Productions by a friend. He secured the crew a remix to 2Pac's single "Keep Ya Head Up" and brokered a publishing deal with EMI for both Madukey and producer Kiyamma Griffin, thereby establishing a relationship with Steve Prudhomme, a creative manager at EMI.

In 1995, Prudhomme left EMI to join Warner Bros. and he recommended his former employer to hire Platt as the creative manager. It didn't take long until he made noise by acquiring the publishing rights to TLC's single "Waterfalls," one of the biggest crossover hits of the mid '90s. He quickly climbed the corporate ladder becoming the creative-director after a year and vice president a year later. He also successfully recruited Jay-Z to EMI after the release of his classic debut-album, Reasonable Doubt, in '96.

In 2012, Platt left his position as vice president at EMI for Warner/Chappell Music where he was named President and CEO in 2015. In 2019, Platt joined Sony/ATV Music Publishing as Chairman and CEO.

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CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing

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Jon Platt Biography

Jon Platt is an American music-publishing executive and a former DJ. He is Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing after having spent 17 years at EMI Music Publishing. Although he was born in Philadelphia, Platt considers Denver his hometown; his childhood bounced him from Park Hill to Aurora before he landed firmly in Montbello, where he grew up from the time he was in the fifth grade. He and several siblings were raised there by his mother, who worked security at Rocky Flats to support her family.

While working at a Dave Cook sporting goods store in Aurora, Platt met a friend who taught him DJing. From 1985 to 1989, he DJed at Norman's Place, building an audience for himself through word of mouth. He then founded his own party event at a ballroom in a Quality Inn, which was profitable. However, a murder took place at Platt's 26th birthday party in 1990, and the negative press that followed brought that run to an end. A friend convinced him to rebuild, and he successfully got a following going again, drawing patrons to the club Maximilian's.

Platt credits a conversation in Denver with Public Enemy's front man, Chuck D, as main inspiration for wanting to be more than a local DJ. He decided to become a manager and relocated to Los Angeles where he was introduced to Madukey Productions by a friend. He secured the crew a remix to 2Pac's single "Keep Ya Head Up" and brokered a publishing deal with EMI for both Madukey and producer Kiyamma Griffin, thereby establishing a relationship with Steve Prudhomme, a creative manager at EMI.

In 1995, Prudhomme left EMI to join Warner Bros. and he recommended his former employer to hire Platt as the creative manager. It didn't take long until he made noise by acquiring the publishing rights to TLC's single "Waterfalls," one of the biggest crossover hits of the mid '90s. He quickly climbed the corporate ladder becoming the creative-director after a year and vice president a year later. He also successfully recruited Jay-Z to EMI after the release of his classic debut-album, Reasonable Doubt, in '96.

In 2012, Platt left his position as vice president at EMI for Warner/Chappell Music where he was named President and CEO in 2015. In 2019, Platt joined Sony/ATV Music Publishing as Chairman and CEO.

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  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Wins R&B/Hip-Hop Publisher of the Year
    Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing accepts the Publisher of the Year Award as part of the 2020 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. For a...
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Wins Pop Publisher of the Year
    Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing accepts the Publisher of the Year Award as part of the 2020 BMI Pop Awards.
  • "The BLACK GODFATHER" premiere with Jon Platt
    Jon Platt was influenced by Clarence Avant in the biggest most family way... Reginald Hudlin's doc is an affectionate introduction to music...

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  • How to book Jon Platt?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jon Platt for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jon Platt, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jon Platt or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jon Platt?

    Booking fees for Jon Platt, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jon Platt, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jon Platt?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jon Platt for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jon Platt for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jon Platt or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jon Platt or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jon Platt is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jon Platt for your event is available upon request. Jon Platt generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jeremi Gorman, Athena Brensberger, June Ambrose, Jag Bath and Roger Sho Gehrmann. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jon Platt for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jon Platt Speaker Videos

  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Wins R&B/Hip-Hop Publisher of the Year
    Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing accepts the Publisher of the Year Award as part of the 2020 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. For a complete look at the 2020 BMI/Hip-Hop Awards,...
    Sony/ATV Music Publishing Wins Pop Publisher of the Year
    Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing accepts the Publisher of the Year Award as part of the 2020 BMI Pop Awards.
  • "The BLACK GODFATHER" premiere with Jon Platt
    Jon Platt was influenced by Clarence Avant in the biggest most family way... Reginald Hudlin's doc is an affectionate introduction to music power-broker Clarence Avant in this important doc called...
    Rap Radar: Warner/Chappell CEO, Jon Platt
    When it comes to the business of music publishing, it gets no bigger than Jon Platt. Currently as the CEO/Chairman of Warner/Chappell Music. With over 30 years in the game and roster that includes...

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