Jonathan Finegold is the owner and founder of Fine Gold Music, a music licensing and publishing company that represents many indie labels/artists/publishers including Westbound (Funkadelic), DRAM, and Eminem.
His licensing work has been heard in ads for Apple iPhones, Nike, Spotify, Cadillac, and many more. Movies & TV work includes Furious 7, The Big Short, Moneyball, Homeland, Mad Men, Narcos, Westworld & many more.
In his early career Jonathan was a hip-hop fixture in the 80’s as a DJ and radio host presenting advance hip hop and up-and-coming MCs through his radio show on the influential WNYU-FM. In the mid 80’s he was a fixture as a DJ in the Manhattan clubs helping to bring hip-hop to the downtown scene DJ’ing and party promoting at clubs like The World & Palladium.
His record industry chops include Def Jam records, A&R executive for Island Records, Q/Atlantic Records & Robbins/BMG, and as an A&R consultant with such artists/producers as Snoop Dog, Fat Joe, Steven “Lenky” Marsden, Wyclef John, Pitbull, & Dawn Robinson.
He is currently an adjunct instructor in music business at both Marymount Manhattan College and the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Mr. Finegold holds both a Bachelors in accounting and finance and a Masters in arts administration, from New York University.