March 10, 2014

Jonathan Jones Promoted to Director of Creative Services, Rhythm & Soul/Urban


Jonathan "JJ" Jones

New York, NY, March 10, 2014: ASCAP Vice President of Creative Services, Rhythm & Soul/Urban Nicole George-Middleton has announced the promotion of Jonathan “JJ” Jones to Director of Creative Services, Rhythm & Soul/Urban. In his new role, he will continue to be responsible for discovering and signing songwriters and producers, developing talent, establishing and maintaining relationships with current members and programming events, showcases and educational panels.

Commenting on the promotion, George-Middleton said: “JJ has played a key role in the continued growth of the Rhythm & Soul Department's market share. His ability to identify talent early on is a definite asset. I am thrilled to recognize his achievements with this promotion.”

Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Jonathan “JJ” Jones currently resides in New York City and has been with ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul/Urban department since 2010. After graduating from Morehouse College with a degree in Political Science, he worked for the Aphilliates Music Group in Atlanta, GA. Upon moving to New York, he landed a job with Sony Music-Epic Records. At ASCAP, Jones most recently held the title of Associate Director of Creative Services, Rhythm & Soul/Urban. He reports directly to George-Middleton.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 700,000 members representing more than 11.5 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. 

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