(L-R): SESAC's Senior Vice President Trevor Gale, EMI Publishing's President Jon Platt and Bryan-Michael Cox. (Photo: Johnny Nunez)
Jon Platt, president, North America Creative at EMI Publishing and a member of Billboard's Power 100, was honored at the eighth annual SESAC pre-Grammy brunch.
Producer and songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox was on hand to host the event, which honored Platt for his outstanding achievements in music, which has included signing and developing some of the biggest hip-hop and R&B artists in the industry, such as Jay-Z, Kanye West and Usher.
Bryan-Michael Cox, SESAC's President/COO Pat Collins and SESAC songwriter Nate "Danja" Hills ("SexyBack", "Knock You Down"). (Photo: Teal Moss)
In addition to Cox and Platt, a number of SESAC execs were on hand, such as SVP Trevor Gale, VP of Writer/Publisher Relations Linda Lorence Critelli, and President/COO Pat Collins, as well as songwriters Nate "Danja" Hills (whose credits include "SexyBack") and Angela Hunte (responsible for "Empire State of Mind").
EMI Publishing's Jon Platt with SESAC songwriter Angela Hunte ("Empire State Of Mind"). (Photo: Johnny Nunez)
Songwriter Nihkil Seetharam, SESAC's Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Linda Lorence Critelli and songwriter/producer Nate "Danja" Hills. (Photo: Teal Moss)