Sony Music Publishing Chairman & CEO, Jon Platt, will participate in a keynote conversation at the Music Business Association’s Music Biz 2022 conference, to be held May 9 – 12, 2022 at the JW Marriott Nashville.
Platt has spent his 25-year career working with accomplished songwriters, including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Drake, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna. He has greatly influenced the dominance of hip-hop music by elevating how R&B/hip-hop artists are respected and compensated as songwriters.
Additionally, Platt’s songwriter-first, universally inclusive leadership style has helped to set the standard on how songwriters are paid, as Sony Music Publishing was the first company to expedite foreign royalty payments.
“Of the many seismic shifts our industry has seen in the last two years, one thing that stands out is the rising profile of the publishing sector, particularly with regard to the streaming economy,” says Music Biz President, Portia Sabin. “Through his tireless work supporting both legendary and new songwriters, Jon is perfectly positioned to discuss these changes, and I’m honored to chat with him about this and more at our May event.”
Platt is expected to cover the music publishing space and how he has influenced its evolution throughout his career at the Music Biz event.
Music Biz 2022 will serve as the first in-person Music Biz event since January 2020. For the preliminary conference agenda, event registration and lodging information, COVID-19 protocols, and more, visit musicbiz2022.com.