2019 music & sound Jury

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Joel Simon
President / CCO
JSM Music

JSM Music is a global commercial music production leader for the world's most influential and compelling brands for nearly three decades. Constantly evolving and always choosing to take the roads less traveled, JSM remains ahead of the curve by exclusively securing the finest global musical talent, while always nurturing and expanding its unique original vibe, philosophy and creative vision. Located in its beautiful newly constructed 10,000 Sq. Ft studios in downtown NYC, JSM is one of the world’s most comprehensive recording and creative resources. Embracing new ideas and technologies, with the goal of working towards powerful creative and quantifiable solutions for its clients, JSM has paved the way in musical equities and sonic branding.
Led by CEO and CCO Joel Simon, The JSM brand has been featured in Billboard, Creativity, Ad Age, New York Post, Adweek, NY Times, Forbes, Business Insider, Crain’s New York Business, Buzzfeed, Mashable, Mix, Co. Create, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc., among countless others.
For their massive body of prolific work spanning decades, Simon and JSM’s creative branding collaborations have been awarded 76 Cannes Lions including several of the coveted Titanium, Grand Prix, Glass & Integrated prizes. Additionally, dozens of gold, silver, and bronze Clio’s, The 2016 Super Clio, 22 AICP awards, London International Awards, 3 Emmy's, 26 Addy’s, Andy Awards, 18 One Show awards, Gold Ad Age Hispanic Creative Advertising Awards and the AMP Awards for Best Song and Best Use of Music in a Campaign.
A Cornell University graduate and 2007 Crain’s Business 40 Under 40 honoree, Simon has been a frequent judge of creative work for the global advertising and music industries, including Cannes Lions, MIDEM, Advertising Week, Billboard Music Conferences, Music & Sound, London International Awards and The AICP. His expertise is called upon for public presentations, university seminars and television interviews. Bloomberg Television recently called on Simon to be its "Mystery Guest" representing the advertising and commercial music production industry, is a regular speaker at the Steinhardt School at NYU, and at his alma mater, Cornell University. Determined to channel his success to help others, Simon is a benefactor to many charities. He is also an avid, rabid golfer, lifelong boxing fan, and remains carb free.
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