Global distribution, label services, and rights management company ONErpm has hired music industry veteran Jason Jordan as Managing Director of North America. In this role, he is responsible for growing the company’s reach in the U.S. and Canada; overseeing all marketing, sales, A&R, business development, publishing, artist relations, and distribution out of the company’s Brooklyn headquarters; and managing teams based out of Nashville, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
“Jason is a music industry lifer with a passion for artists of all genres, and his strong and diverse leadership skills will be invaluable as we take ONErpm to the next level in North America,” said Emmanuel Zunz, Founder and CEO of ONErpm. “He has exactly the right mindset to help us continue to redefine what it means to be a modern music company.”
“Ever since I first stepped foot in the music industry as a kid, I’ve been searching for a company that brings together everything an independent artist needs to survive and thrive, all in one place: ONErpm is that company,” said Jordan. “No matter where I am or what I’m working on, my priority is always to help deserving artists reach new heights. I can think of no better place to do that than ONErpm.”
Jordan got his start as a teenager, founding punk rock and hardcore music label Watermark Records and music publishing company Earthprogram Music while attending high school and university in the Philadelphia area. During this time, he also developed the music marketing and sales program at Urban Outfitters, which is still in use to this day. As his presence in the industry grew, he was offered the opportunity to advance further as A&R Executive at Columbia Records, marking his first foray into the major label business. He consecutively spent over a decade cultivating Hollywood Records as Vice President of A&R, after coming onboard as their second A&R hire, discovering and working with talent with sales of over 30 million records. He then provided the initial seed funding to start successful SaaS rights management company SynchTank, where he acted as Senior Advisor from 2012-2014, and was President of large independent music publisher Imagem Music from 2014-2016. He then returned to the label world as Senior Vice President of A&R at Republic Records. In his time in A&R, Jordan has signed artists from all walks of life, including: Two Feet, BBMak, Breaking Benjamin, Picture This, Juke Ross, and many more.
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