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Mondo.NYC Speaker

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Jonathan Strauss

Jonathan Strauss

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Create Music Group

As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Create Music Group, Jonathan Strauss leads the 250+ employees of Create Music Group, a company that has almost single handedly changed the game by revolutionizing the way artists and rights holders monetize their YouTube streams. In just a few short years, Create Music Group has grown from an operation run out of Strauss’s house to a 25,000 square foot creative campus in the heart of Hollywood complete with a soundstage, multiple recording studios and more.

In 2019 Create Music Group was named the fastest growing company in California and the second fastest growing company in the United States by Inc. magazine. They were named a "Most Innovative Company" by Fast Company. Mr. Strauss has been named to Billboard's prestigious "Forty Under Forty" list and was named to the magazine's "New Power Generation" list.

Create's success has fueled an expansion far beyond rights management into global distribution, music publishing, marketing and other successful business verticals. The company is the owner of Flighthouse, the biggest brand on Tik Tok with nearly 28 million followers. Their aggressive growth strategy and their reputation as a fierce representative for artists has made Create Music Group one of the most exciting independent music and media companies in the world.

Building the Future of the Music Business Through Strategic Investments

10/11/22, 3:00 PM

With the rise of the independent sector, Web 3, music creation tools, AI, and more, the music industry is evolving faster than ever before. This panel, which features some of the industry’s most savvy C-Suite leaders, examines various strategies for identifying investment opportunities to propel the business forward. Whether it’s identifying up-and-coming entrepreneurs who have the potential to shake up the status quo, or investing in infrastructure and artists, each of these panelists has a proven track record in making successful bets on the music business. This panel offers a unique view into their individual strategies and what they all think the next big thing will be.