Jon Ernst

Music Supervisor
ShowRunner Music

BIO: Owner of Los Angeles based ShowRunner Music, Jon Ernst is a much sought-after music supervisor, composer and songwriter. Jon’s television career began as “PianoBoy”, the on-camera DJ/musical director of the classic MTV game show “Singled Out”. Jon was later tapped as the music supervisor on MTV’s Mega-hits “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach” and has continued to work in that capacity on numerous other shows ever since. As a composer, Jon scored most episodes of VH1’s legendary series “Behind The Music”, and these days still contributes more than his fair share of original songs, themes, and instrumental background score to TV shows everywhere through his ShowRunner Music banner. Recent supervision projects include VH1’s scripted hits “The Breaks”, and “Hit The Floor”, Netflix series “Last Chance U” and “Ultimate Beastmaster”, and MTV’s hit docusoap series “Siesta Key!”. A native of Chicago, Jon studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is a graduate of the University of Florida



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