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Sony/ATV Co-President Danny Strick Leaving Publisher

After 15 years at Sony/ATV, co-president Danny Strick has left the company. 

Strick’s departure is part of a number of restructuring moves chairman/CEO Jon Platt has made since assuming the mantel last April when he replaced longtime chief Martin Bandier.

A Sony/ATV representative declined to comment on plans to replace Strick. Strick’s fellow co-president, Rick Krim, exited the company last March in advance of Platt’s arrival. 


In a memo to staffers, Platt thanked Strick for his service. “When I came on board, Danny graciously agreed to maintain his leadership role in the U.S. and help with the transition,” he wrote. “His counsel and expertise have been invaluable over the last 10 months and I am immensely grateful for his collaboration.”

Among the acts Strick worked with closely during his Sony/ATV tenure were Jonas Brothers, Sara Bareilles, A$AP Rocky, Alessia Cara, Fall Out Boy and Pitbull

Strick did not return a request for comment.

Platt has made a number of other moves in his 10 months at the helm: Rusty Gaston officially started as CEO for Sony/ATV Nashville in January following word that he was coming aboard last summer. He replaced Troy Tomlinson, who switched from Sony/ATV to Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville as chairman/CEO last July.


In addition to Gaston, Platt has also brought on Cathy Merenda, senior vp broadcast and media rights; Elicia Felix-Hughley, senior vp global human resources; Dana Baxter, senior vp corporate communications; and Adrian Nunez, vp creative A&R.

Since Platt’s arrival, Sony/ATV has also signed Rihanna and Beyonce

In addition to Strick, Tomlinson and Krim, Guy Moot, former Sony/ATV president of worldwide creative, left the company to replace Platt as CEO at Warner Chappell Music.