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Big Jon made Prez, W/C

BIG NEWS: Big Jon Platt has been named President, North America of Warner/Chappell Music, announced Chairman/CEO and Warner Bros. Records head Cameron Strang, to whom Platt will continue to report. The highly respected publishing exec, whose most recent title was President, Creative, North America, will oversee W/C's New York, Nashville, Miami and Toronto offices in addition to its L.A. HQ.  Platt joined W/C in 2012; since his arrival, the pubbery has inked Jay Z, Beyonce, Roc Nation's roster, Mike Will Made-It and Aloe Blacc, among others.  Platt initially signed Jay Z and Beyonce during his 17-year tenure at EMI, where he also did deals with Kanye West, Usher, Drake, Pharrell, Sean Combs, Ludacris, Young Jeezy and Fabolous, among others. The first order of business for the vertically impressive Strang and Platt following the promotion is to raise the ceilings in all W/C offices by a foot. For further details, see our story here(12/10p)

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