Warner/Chappell welcomed several of its top executives from around the world to Nashville this month for the publishing company’s global A&R conference. Warner/Chappell CEO Jon Platt chose Nashville for the inaugural event because of the Nashville office’s recent chart success, as well as the city’s deep-rooted support for the songwriting community.
“Nashville was the perfect location to gather our very talented colleagues from around the globe and collaborate in real time, and Ben Vaughn and the Warner/Chappell Nashville team were excellent hosts. The conference allowed us to share ideas, learn from one another, and spawn some potential collaborations—across different genres and coming from different parts of the world—that might have otherwise not have happened. Everyone brought their ‘A’ game and we’re a stronger unit for it,” said Platt.
In addition to meetings, the event featured a BMI-sponsored evening at the Country Music Hall of Fame — which included a museum tour, cocktails, dinner and a writers round featuring Warner/Chappell songwriters Nicolle Galyon, Lee Miller, Liz Rose, and Tim Nichols—as well as an ASCAP-sponsored dinner at Prima Restaurant.
“The Nashville music community is proving time and again to be a global ‘Music City’ and it was a real honor for Jon Platt to have the Global A&R Conference in Nashville,” said Ben Vaughn, EVP of Warner/Chappell Nashville. “Warner/Chappell has best-in-class A&R and it was a productive and enriching experience to grow relationships with peers that truly appreciate our extremely talented songwriters.”
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