Born in Hamburg, Germany, Jonas first starting working in the music industry at the age of sixteen with PIAS Recordings before relocating to London in 2001 to join dance label Kickin Music. After three and a half years managing Communications and Publicity, he explored his interest in radio further with Ministry of Sound, one of the most successful independent record labels in the UK and syndicators of dance music worldwide, where he was responsible for liaising with its worldwide syndication partners. Jonas assumed the role of Head of Music at Last.fm towards the end of 2005 and leads the Music Department in dealing with record labels, artists and other music owners from all over the world. Jonas and his team are in charge of acquiring content as well as maintaining relationships with existing partners. He also manages other music related projects for the company such as festival partnerships and music sponsorship opportunities. Since 2004, Jonas has produced ‘heute:pop:morgen’ – a breakfast radio show for local Hamburg station Tide 96.0. Every Wednesday morning, he plays a variety of tracks (which he describes as 'electronic post-pop') to the early risers of the second largest city in Germany. In his show he also covers issues the music industry is currently facing and makes them accessible for the broader public. Jonas is regularly invited to speak publicly at international conferences to discuss Last.fm and the digital music business generally, including, Popkomm (Berlin), Canadian Music Week (Toronto), In The City (Manchester) and Futuresonic (Manchester).
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