Jonathan Finegold is the owner of Fine Gold Music ("FGM"); a licensing and publishing company. FGM's represents many high profile and credible bands, labels and publishers for placement of their music into film, TV, trailers, video games and advertising campaigns. Previously, Finegold was Director A&R for Island Records, Q/Atlantic, K-tel International and Robbins Entertainment/BMG. He has worked with and on projects for Lumidee, Wyclef Jean, Beenie Man, Fat Man Scoop, The Fu-Schnickens, Dawn Robinson of En Vogue and Joey McIntyre.
Finegold has been a NYC club promoter and DJ (The World, Save The Robots, Palladium, MK, Milky Way), and radio host (WNYU), and journalist (CMJ). He was the co-founder and organizer of the New Music Seminar’s DJ & MC Battle for World Supremacy. At WNYU he interviewed acts such as LL Cool J, Public Enemy, X, The Ramones, Mantronix and KRS-One. At The World he promoted shows for the likes of Schooly D, Biz Markie, and Heavy D. In the 80’s he was a fixture on the Manhattan club scene and was responsible for helping bring hip-hop to the “Downtown” scene.
He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Clive Davis School of Recorded Music at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a former instructor at SUNY Oneonta and guest lecturer at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and Baruch College in New York City. Mr. Finegold holds both a Bachelors Degree in accounting and finance and a Masters Degree in arts administration, from New York University (Stern and Steinhardt). He is a voting member of NARAS (Grammy) since 2002.