VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management, CD Baby
Jon Bahr serves as the VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management at leading independent music distributor and artist services company, CD Baby. Bahr leads CD Baby’s Publishing administration unit, which represents more than 850,000 compositions for over 135,000 songwriters, and directs CD Baby’s licensing business of 3 million pre-cleared songs for synchronization or other forms of music licensing. The CD Baby umbrella of business includes: CD Baby Publishing Administration, CD Baby YouTube Administration, CD Baby Licensing, distribution platform Soundrop, CD Baby Manufacturing, marketing suite Show.co, website host HostBaby, the CD Baby Store for downloads and physical sales, promotional tool HearNow, multi-channel network Illustrated Sound, rights monetization platform AdRev, label distributor DashGo and sync licensing platform AudioMicro. Prior to joining CD Baby in 2016, Bahr worked at ASCAP for over a decade where he was most recently Senior Director of Marketing & Communications overseeing ASCAP’s advertising, sponsorships, member benefit partnerships and marketing campaigns. He was a creator and executive producer of the successful annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO conference. Bahr was instrumental in driving the success of ASCAP’s 100th birthday integrated marketing campaign, including the star-studded commissioned film, Why We Create Music. Prior to ASCAP, Bahr worked at music booking agencies Artist Group International and Ted Kurland Associates, Emcee Artist Management, Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, and Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s organization True Majority. He also managed indie rock band, The Slip. Bahr graduated from Williams College with a degree in Economics.