Jon Platt is having an incredible 2018 and 2019 is shaping up to be just as powerful. It is rumored he will take the CEO position at the world’s biggest music publishing firm next year.
Page Sixis reporting that the beloved executive will replace Marty Bandier as the CEO at Sony/ATV. The promotion would make him the first person of color to hold that title at the prestigious company. It is estimated the new contract will earn him just shy of nine million dollars a year.
The appointment should not come to anyone as a surprise. Known in the industry as “Big Jon” (he is 6 foot 7 inches in height) he has held several titles in his 23 year run within the music industry. He started off as a DJ and worked up the ladder to his most recent job as the head Warner/Chappell Music. He has played an instrumental part in several careers including Usher, Jermaine Dupri and Dr. Dre.
The singer’s company Parkwood has bought out the British tycoon’s 50% share in Ivy Park, the clothing label she launched with Green’s Arcadia Group in 2016.
Ivy Park said in a statement: “After discussions of almost a year, Parkwood has acquired 100% of the Ivy Park brand. Topshop/Arcadia will fulfil the existing orders.” A spokesperson for Arcadia Group confirmed the transaction.
Beyoncé and Green first announced in 2014 that they were teaming up to design an athletic streetwear brand and the first Ivy Park range went on sale at Topshop two years later. The first range of tops, sports bras and leggings was modelled by Beyoncé herself.
Green was accused of sexual misconduct last month and he vehemently denies the “sexual harassment and racist abuse” he stands accused of. However, current and past employees of his Arcadia Group are spilling all the tea.
And that was enough for Bey to cut ties and keep it moving.
Beyoncé has cut ties with Sir Philip Green, the Topshop mogul who is facing harassment and bullying claims.
The singer’s organization Parkwood has purchased out the British tycoon’s 50% share in Ivy Park, the clothing line she launched with Green’s Arcadia Group in 2016.
Ivy Park said in an announcement: “After discussions of almost a year, Parkwood has acquired 100% of the Ivy Park brand. Topshop/Arcadia will fulfil the existing orders.”
Beyoncé and Green previously declared in 2014 that they were collaborating to plan an athletic streetwear mark and the main Ivy Park extend went on special at Topshop two years after the fact. The principal sets of tops, sports bras and stockings was modeled by Beyoncé herself.
Claims that Green acted improperly surfaced a month ago when Lord Hain uncovered that the agent had gotten a interim injunction order against the Daily Telegraph after the daily paper planned to expose the claims of offense made by five workers. The billionaire has since denied the allegations of sexual harassment and racist abuse. He has insisted that “there was never any intent to be offensive”.
Current and previous representatives of his Arcadia Group have claimed an atmosphere of dread, tormenting and provocation at the organization. The Guardian detailed that few representatives were given colossal seven-figure mystery payouts to settle their cases.
Jane Shepherdson, the previous brand chief at Topshop, has depicted him as a “bully”. She claimed that his conduct in the working environment was “worse than most” and that tormenting still occurred in the organization.
The Carters are once again breaking the Internet, this time with a joint Halloween costume that pays homage to a pair of track and field legends. Beyoncé came to slay as the late Florence Griffith Joyner, better known as Flo Jo, while Jay-Z killed the game by coming in dressed as Tommie Smith.
With the photos blowing up on Twitter, a history lesson was necessary for some of the youngins after one user praised Queen Bey for praising an “overlooked” Black heroine. We have to forgive that person because they probably weren’t alive when Flo Jo became a sports and fashion icon. Smith, alongside John Carlos, is responsible for one of the most iconic sports moments in history when the two men raised their fists in a Black Power salute after they won the gold and bronze medal respectively at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Twitter is getting both an education in Black Excellence and some high-class fashion know-how with the images. Apparently, this was part of a lavish Halloween bash that Diddy’s sons Justin and Christian hosted, which also featured the likes of Kevin Hart, Chris Brown, and Diddy conquering his fear of clowns by coming it as Pennywise from IT. And let’s not forget that fantastic Phoni Braxton costume
For now, let’s check out the salutes and adoration from Twitter for Beyoncé and Jay-Z below.
Beyoncé is making the internet the high thanks to her annual Halloween slay. The “Formation” singer’s Phoni Braxton costume an homage to R&B singer Toni Braxton has her fans and Twitter asking how many ways can she continue to snatch their edges.
When it comes to Bey, the hits are not just on Billboard charts, her Halloween costumes that honor other iconic female artists also do numbers on the gram. Her previous takes on Janet Jackson, Salt-N-Pepa and Lil’Kim were all on point, but it’s her recreation of Toni Braxton’s first album cover that has everyone screaming yaaaasssss Bey.
The three IG gallery posts have amassed millions of likes, and the photos are making their rounds on all social platforms. As far as wondering how Toni Braxton would react to King Bey portraying her on Halloween, of course, she loved it and let Bey know she “looked better than her” on her album cover.
Shoutout to Bey for taking our attention away from Cardi vs. Nicki mess and watch out Heidi Klum cause you got some competition with these Halloween costumes. For more reactions to Bey’s Phoni Braxton costume hit the gallery below.
“Sending love and adoration to one of our talented legends,” Bey wrote. “Thank you for the countless bops. Your tone, your beauty, your range, and your God-given talent is treasured. Loving you always. Have a Happy Halloween my Kings and Queens.”
Bey certainly nailed it. Starting with the perfect mimic of Braxton’s signature cut, to the red lips, and a leather jacket, she snatched this one.
Last year, Beyoncé paid homage to Lil’ Kim by emulating five of the rap legend’s most memorable looks throughout her career. There is no denying Beyoncé has a thing for recognition and giving it to fellow women especially those who have influenced the position of black women in music culture.
Beyoncé will soon have one less legal battle. The Blast reports Beyoncé and the owners of the Feyonce clothing line will soon come to a close. Court documents show a scheduled November 1 hearing is going to be called off.
The case is believed to not go to trial and detailed from the Queen’s side in a statement: “The parties have met and conferred regarding settlement and are currently involved in advanced negotiations that the parties anticipate will resolve this matter shortly.”
The case has been ongoing for a while and Beyoncé was recently denied by a federal judge to create an injunction against the clothing line that would shut down production and require money that was made to be handed over. Beyoncé cited the brand used her name to profit on the products and could be believed that they were endorsed by her.
“A rational jury might or might not conclude that the pun here is sufficient to dispel any confusion among the purchasing public. Many purchasers of Feyonce products are, in fact, engaged, just as many Mike product purchasers were named Mike,” the judge wrote. “Viewed in the light most favorable to defendants, this evidence suggests that consumers are understanding the pun, rather than confusing the brands.”
Both sides will update the status of their agreement in the middle of November.