JON PLATT TO BE HONORED AT THE 8TH ANNUAL BRYAN-MICHAEL COX/SESAC BRUNCH

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President of EMI Music Publishing celebrated by music industry peers during Grammy Awards weekend

Jon Platt, President of EMI Music Publishing will be honored at the 8th Annual Bryan-Michael Cox/SESAC Brunch held during the Grammy Awards weekend in Beverly Hills, CA. Platt, recently named one of Billboard Magazine’s 2012 Power 100, is heralded for signing and developing the songwriting careers of some of the biggest names in music including Jay-Z, Usher and Kanye West.

“There’s nobody better than Jon Platt at doing what he does in publishing. He is without a doubt one of the most influential people in music. Whether you’re signed to EMI or not, he always looks out for young songwriters, he’s just an all around good person,” remarks music producer Bryan-Michael Cox.

SESAC and Bryan-Michael Cox established the brunch as a medium to celebrate the work of songwriters, producers and music executives who are interested in using their voice to inspire new songwriters.    Past honorees include Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kaseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and Jermaine Dupri.

About Jon Platt
Considered one of the most influential music publishers in the world, Jon Platt’s influence stretches across musical genres and beyond the entertainment industry. Platt has brought some of the world’s most successful and prolific hit-makers to EMI Music Publishing during almost seventeen years with the company, including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce, Drake, Usher, Young Jeez, Ludacris, Mary Mary, and Snoop Dogg. He serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for the MusiCares Foundation, and also sits on the Board of the Living Legends Foundation. Last year he was named Music Visionary of the Year by the UJA Foundation. He was the first music publisher to be named to Source magazine’s annual Power 30 issue, and Billboard placed him on the cover. Jon Platt began his career in the music business as a DJ in his native Denver, before moving to Los Angeles to manage producers.

About Bryan-Michael Cox

Bryan-Michael Cox is an award winning producer and songwriter, who has written and produced songs for leading entertainers within the music industry. Notably, Cox’s writing and producing credits have earned him accolades and awards with song – “Be Without You” (songwriter award) in 2007, a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album – The Emancipation of MiMi (producer award) in 2005 and a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album – Confessions (producer award) in 2004. In 2009, Cox was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and named by Billboard Magazine as one of the top ten producers of the decade.

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