Jason Menkes is a respected creative music producer who brings an unusually thoughtful approach dedicated to the strategy, creation and implementation of music for branding and advertising campaigns.
He is co-owner and executive producer at COPILOT Strategic Music + Sound (founded in 2008), where he has produced both original scores and supervision of licensed music for campaigns as diverse as Visa, Fallout 4, Jell-O, Dishonored, Acura, Wolfenstein, Disney, VH1, and Verizon.
In 2016, Menkes became National Board President of the Association of Music Producers (AMP). He has served as a board member since 2008, and was New York Chapter President in 2009.
His work at COPILOT has been honored at prestigious award shows including the Cannes Lions, AICP Show, AICP Next Awards, AMP Awards, CLIO Key Art Awards, Game Marketing Summit, and London International Awards. He has also been selected to juror for the CLIO, AICP, and AMP Awards.
Menkes was an Assistant Professor of Music Business at New York University, where he taught about the commercial music industry and the changing dynamic between bands and brands. Has has served as a guest speaker and panelist on crossroads of music and marketing at SXSW, VCU Brand Center, NYU, and the University of Rochester.
A musician in his own right, he has studied voice, percussion, piano, musicology, theory and composition, and maintains a collection of unusual instruments from his travels abroad.
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