My work as a music supervisor (and human) hinges on two critical things: processes and relationships. At the heart of both of these is listening.

Jonathan Hecht,
Founder

My work as a music supervisor (and human) hinges on two critical things: processes and relationships. At the heart of both of these is listening.

The approach I bring to listening to myriad pieces of music every day is methodical and orderly. With joy and purpose, I take in each track, filtering and curating the songs that will one day become the voice and story behind powerful ads or standout cues in films and TV shows. There is an art to this kind of listening, for sure, and I’ve found there’s also a science, based on years of designing and refining the ways I manage my time and catalog my findings.

The intention I bring to managing and maintaining relationships with both clients and key allies is also dependent on good listening. I strive for presence in every exchange, coupling compassion with an eye for detail so that I’m able to negotiate effectively in a formidable space where creativity and commerce overlap. Reading nuances guides me to insights beyond the brief and deepens my partnerships. And I adapt nimbly when a client comes to me with a new direction or unexpected challenge.

The payoff for being a good listener is clear in my results. I deliver projects on time and on budget that we can all celebrate and be proud of.

Awards

  • Jaybird | The Movement
    2020 Music+Sound Awards, Nominated, Best Sync in an Online, Viral or Ambient Advertising

  • Free Meek
    2020 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, Nominated, Best Music Supervision in a Docuseries

  • Jaybird | Run Wild
    2019 Clio Music Awards, Bronze, Use of Music

  • Jaybird | Run Wild
    2019 AMP Awards, Winner, Most Effective Use of Music in a Campaign

  • Hennessy | Major
    2018 Clio Awards, Bronze, Film Technique: Music - Original

  • Official Olympic Campaign
    2017 AMP Awards, Nominated, Most Effective Use Of Music In A Campaign

Affiliations

  • Guild of Music Supervisors
    East Committee Member

  • Association of Music Producers
    Member

  • The Peter Shukat Foundation
    Fellow

  • Video Consortium
    Member

  • NY Film & Entertainment Soccer Tournament
    Supporter

Speaking

  • Video Consortium, 2020, Moderator
    Workshop | Playlist Your Project: How to Secure the Songs You Actually Want to Use

  • Mondo.NYC, 2020, Moderator
    Panel | TikTok Creatives Sound Off on Why They Are the "Sound On" Channel for Brands

  • Association of Independent Music Publishers, 2020, Panelist
    Panel | Cover Story: The Art of Creating and Syncing Covers of Well Known Compositions

  • Video Consortium, 2019, Moderator
    Workshop | Meet the Woman Behind VICE's Music

  • Mondo.NYC, 2019, Moderator
    Panel | How mcgarrybowen Built a World-Leading Music Department from the Ground Up

  • Mondo.NYC, 2018, Moderator
    Panel | Advertising Deep Dive into The World of ESPN
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