March 04, 2015 9:39 PM ET


Company Overview of Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Company Overview

Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. is engaged in music publishing. It produces music for television and advertising; and custom music for various projects, such as trailers, channel identities, and news themes. The company also administers the music and soundtracks of various third-party television and film producers and studios. In addition, it operates a Website that enables customers to search its catalog of songs; access its online licensing solutions; and view information on the latest news, new releases, charts, and worldwide contact details. It serves A&R executives and record producers, feature film and television production companies, and others looking to record or license music in the Un...

10585 Santa Monica Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90025-4950

United States

Founded in 1811





Key Executives for Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 48
President, Chairman of Warner & Chappell Music U S and Chief Executive Officer of Warner & Chappell Music U S
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 51
Chairman of Warner Music Group and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music Group
Age: 59
President of North America
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. Key Developments

Warner/Chappell Music Names Clark Miller as New Executive Vice President, North America, Operations

Warner/Chappell Music has announced the appointment of Clark Miller as the new executive vice president, North America, operations. Based at the company's Los Angeles headquarters, Miller reports to WCM Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang and will work closely with Jon Platt, WCM President, North America. Clark Miller most recently served as Executive vice president of International Business Affairs and Global Opportunities for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, a post he had held since Sony/ATV acquired EMI Music Publishing in 2012. He previously spent 19 years with EMI Music Publishing, where he was named General Counsel and Executive vice president in 2005. Miller began his career practicing law with Cassels Brock in Toronto before joining Peter Steinmetz & Associates as an entertainment and communications law specialist.

Warner/Chappell Music Promotes Jon Platt to President of North America

Warner/Chappell Music has promoted Jon Platt to president of North America. Reporting to WCM Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang, Platt will take on a newly expanded leadership role, overseeing teams across WCM's offices in New York, Nashville, Miami, Toronto and the company's headquarters in Los Angeles. Platt most recently served as Warner/Chappell's President, Creative North America.

Good Morning Production Company Files Lawsuit against Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. over Copyright

Good Morning production company making a documentary about the song "Happy Birthday to You" has filed a lawsuit in New York over the copyright to it. Good Morning To You Productions Corp. says in federal court filing Warner/Chappell Music Inc. has been collecting "Happy Birthday to You" licensing fees for years. Warner/Chappell claims exclusive copyright to what Guinness World Records has called the most famous song in the English language. But the film company disputes the copyright, saying the song is dedicated to public use and in the public domain. It asks the court to count thousands of people and groups who've paid Warner/Chappell Music licensing fees totaling more than $5 million as part of a class action and to make the song free to use.

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