Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender

Jon-BenderJonathan Bender brings over 20 years of music industry business and management expertise to his position at SoundExchange, where he oversees the organization’s day-to-day business operations.

Prior to SoundExchange, Jon was senior vice president, operations and IT at Concord Music Group (CMG), one of the fastest growing independent label groups in the world. In this role, he implemented a digital infrastructure to distribute the numerous catalogs controlled by CMG, in addition to being responsible for all physical product operations. Before joining CMG, Jon worked at Universal Music Group (UMG) as vice president, digital asset management and logistics. In this role, he served as team leader for building of the music industry’s first e-commerce distribution infrastructure, when iTunes was new!, converting global production operations from physical assets to digital. Prior to his work at Universal, Jon worked at EMI in London, where he developed and managed a global digital asset transmission network.

Jon received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where he was a Morehead Scholar) and his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.