SESAC Pop Music Awards Will Honor Warner/Chappell's Jon Platt With Visionary Award
April 8, 2015 at 12:42 PM (PT)
SESAC will celebrate the songwriters and publishers behind the most performed songs of the past year at the 2015 POP MUSIC AWARDS on MONDAY, MAY 4th at the historic NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY. The awards ceremony honors those who have made pioneering contributions to music and will feature soon-to-be-announced performances from chart-topping artists.
WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC President NORTH AMERICA JON PLATT will be honored with the distinguished VISIONARY AWARD for his leadership role, creative vision and notable achievements. Legendary hip-hop artist and PUBLIC ENEMY founder CHUCK D, who had originally encouraged PLATT to make the move from DJ to the music business, will present him with the special award.
PLATT joins other industry luminaries who have received this honor in past years such as THE ORCHARD's RICHARD GOTTEHRER and GLASSNOTE RECORDS' DANIEL GLASS.
Last year, CHARLI XCX won the Songwriter of The Year and Song of the Year awards, while AMERICAN AUTHORS, RICO LOVE and HEZEKIAH WALKER were just a few of those who made guest appearances or performed.