Jonathan Stone

Jonathan Stone

Title: Publisher
Genres: All Genres but primarily Country, Pop, Rock, Urban
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: Jonathan Stone began his career in the music business in 1974 with ATV Music making tape copies in the Los Angeles office… read more

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Jonathan Stone

Jonathan Stone began his career in the music business in 1974 with ATV Music making tape copies in the Los Angeles office. Shortly thereafter he was offered a position with the ATV office in Nashville. From 1975 until 1979 he was the Manager of Creative Services for ATV in Nashville, working with such writers as Roger Bowling, Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare, Roger Murrah, Byron Hill and many other notable songwriters of the day.

In 1979 Jonathan moved back to Los Angeles after being offered the position of Director of Creative Services for MCA Music. While at MCA he honed his skills as a creative person securing many major covers while working with such writers as Glen Ballard, Robbie Neville, Mark Mueller, Brock Walsh etc.

In 1985 Jonathan's success at MCA led him to a position with the legendary Quincy Jones as Vice President of Qwest Music Publishing/Quincy Jones Productions. In this capacity Jonathan oversaw all aspects of music publishing for Quincy. This also involved doing A&R for Quincy and his various productions including Michael Jackson, Patty Austin and James Ingram.

In 1988 Jonathan accepted a position with Windswept Pacific Music. Windswept Pacific was a company founded by Chuck Kaye, Joel Sill and Fujipacific Music of Japan. Fuji pacific is the largest music publisher in Asia. While at Windswept, Jonathan rose from General Manager to President. Under Jonathan's guidance Windswept went on to become one of the largest independent music publishers in the world publishing the works of Pete Townsend, The Spice Girls, Jeffrey Steele, Kings of Leon, Craig David, Chris Farren, Ashley Gorely, Beyonce, Sean Garrett, Alice Cooper, Corinne Bailey Rae, Snow Patrol, Wendy Waldman, Ginuwine, Smile Empty Soul, Steve Mac, Mike Elizondo, Mickey Avalon, Matraca Berg, Bridget Benenate, Bruno Mars and the list goes on.

In 2007 Windswept was sold to Bug Music. Jonathan was retained as a consultant to Bug for two years.

In January 2009 Jonathan again joined forces with Fujipacific to form the new venture Radar Music. The focus of Radar will be to find, sign and develop new writing talent in all genres of music whether they be producers, artists or simply writers. The other focus of Radar will be to identify entrepreneurs in the music business who wish to develop writers as well and therefore provide the necessary financing. Radar recently attained its first number 1 record on the Billboard single sales charts with a New Hollow cover of the Anthony Little song "Sick".

Jonathan currently also serves as a consultant to the Board of Directors for the Academy of Country Music after having been a member of the Board for 12 years.

Jonathan's father Cliffie Stone is in the Country Music Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as an entertainer and executive. Jonathan's brother Curtis Stone is the founding member of the legendary award winning (ACM/CMA) country band Highway 101.