Spirit Music Group has promoted Jon Singer to Worldwide Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer, Spirit Music Group, as announced today by David Renzer, Chairman, Spirit Music Group.
Based in New York, Singer previously served as Spirit’s Worldwide CFO since joining the company in 2011. He will continue to oversee the company’s global finance operations, analyze and negotiate new deals, source and structure strategic partnerships and joint ventures and contribute to the company’s overall strategic planning and growth.
Singer was responsible for Spirit’s Nashville presence, acquiring Cal IV Entertainment in July 2015 to establish their first official presence on Music Row. In addition the company added the StyleSonic catalog, and in January of 2016 they acquired Frank Rogers’ interest in copyrights at Sea Gayle Music and Spirit formed a JV with Rogers to bring in new talent.
“As Spirit continues its aggressive growth, Jon has functioned as a true partner and played a key role in not only overseeing our day-to-day operations, but also in helping us identify and close important deals contributing to our rapid expansion,” said Renzer. “Jon’s extensive experience in finance (including his tenure at major labels Decca and Island Def Jam) along with the many strong relationships he’s built throughout his years in the industry are all helping to make a meaningful contribution to our team.”
“The way I have seen this company grow in recent years has been incredible, and I am fortunate to be surrounded at Spirit Music Group by such a talented and dedicated team,” said Singer. “It is truly a privilege to represent the many amazing song writers who have entrusted us with their valuable copyrights. I appreciate the support David and the Board have shown me throughout the years and I am eager to continue to build on the many strengths that make Spirit a premier global music publisher.”
Prior to joining Spirit, Jon spent 15 years on the recording side of the music business, most recently as CFO for the Decca Label Group (a division of Universal Music). While at Decca, Singer diversified the company from being the largest classical label in the world to an adult pop label having success with Sting, Elton John, Alison Krauss/Robert Plant and Celtic Thunder to name a few. His experience also includes Director of Finance for Island Def Jam Music Group, where he integrated Island, Def Jam and Mercury record labels creating the Island Def Jam Music Group during their acquisition by Universal.
Spirit Music Group, founded in 1995, is one of the world’s leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every musical genre. Spirit is a portfolio company of Pegasus Capital Advisors, the New York-based private equity fund manager.
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