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No. 28: Jon Platt | Power 100

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JON PLATT, 52

Chairman/CEO, Warner/Chappell Music

Last Year's Rank: 31

"Big Jon," as the 6-foot-6-inch Platt is known in the recording industry, added "chairman" to his title in May 2016, and since he took over Warner/Chappell's day-to-day operation in late 2015, the publishing giant scored its best quarterly market share in a decade: Its Hot 100 market share averaged 20 percent in 2016, up from 16.5 percent for the previous four quarters. The year ended with Twenty One Pilots earning a Grammy nomination for crossover hit "Stressed Out." "We don't sign songwriters to ride along with them for their careers," says Platt. "We sign them to help grow their careers."

2017 Power 100