As Chairman of independent music publishing company Spirit Music Group, Jon Singer oversees all global activities and champions some of the world’s best-known songwriters. Singer also served fifteen years on the recording side of the music business in senior positions at Island Records, Island Def Jam and Decca Label Group. Singer has extensive experience advocating on behalf of songwriters and copyright owners, pursuing fair compensation for creators and ensuring that they are properly remunerated. He also serves on the board of AIMP.
Singer recently led a $350 million recapitalization of Spirit Music Group, forming Lyric Capital Group along with Spirit executive Ross Cameron to take ownership of Spirit. In a time of extreme consolidation within the industry, the move preserved the company’s independence, ensuring that Spirit will remain a writer-first music company well into the future.
Singer has successfully executed Spirit’s largest transactions, including a catalog acquisition of Pete Townshend/The Who; a partnership with UK’s B-Unique; a multi-faceted deal with Nashville hitmaker Frank Rogers that included purchase of his interest in the Sea Gayle Catalog; and an acquisition of Gregg Wattenberg’s multi-platinum song catalog. Singer has completed over $120M in acquisitions and worked to expand Spirit’s footprint as the company opened offices in LA, Nashville, and London.
Spirit Music Group represents 100,000+ songs spanning seven decades, every musical genre, and over 200 #1 hits, including works by Marc Bolan (T.Rex), T Bone Burnett, Zach Crowell, Henry Mancini, Johnny McDaid, James Bay, Tim Montana, Graham Nash, John Newman, David Paich (Toto), Doc Pomus, Boz Scaggs, and Billy Squier; among others.
Singer got his start as a Senior Accountant in the firm of David Berdon & Company and received his B.S. from Rowan University where he serves on the Executive Advisory Counsel for the business school.