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Rihanna follows Jon Platt to Sony/ATV

By | Published on Tuesday 17 September 2019


Rihanna has followed music publishing exec Jon Platt to his new hang-out, signing a new worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV.

She was previously signed to Platt’s former employer Warner/Chappell, and before that Platt’s former former employer EMI Music Publishing. Platt, of course, became CEO of Sony/ATV earlier this year. That’s the Sony/ATV that also now encompasses EMI. Meaning that Platt’s former former employer is now basically his employer, while Rihanna’s former former publisher is now basically her publisher. That’s all fun isn’t it?

Confirming the new deal, which covers the music star’s catalogue to date and future works, Platt said: “I’m proud to have known Rihanna since the beginning of her career. Music, fashion, philanthropy and a heart of gold have solidified Rihanna’s position as one of the biggest icons in the world. It is an honour to be reunited with her at Sony/ATV”.

The press release announcing all this then dedicates 269 words to explaining who Rihanna is, just in case there was any doubt. Tl;dr: She’s definitely done stuff.