No. 28: Jon Platt | Power 100
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."