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MusicBox Names Publishing Music Executive Jonathan Firstenberg as Senior Vice President

Calabasas, CA, Oct 19, 2009 — MusicBox, a leading music production company that provides over 10,000 cuts from its original music catalog, as well as original composition and scoring, to television programs, promos, feature and documentary films, trailers, and commercials, has named Jonathan Firstenberg, as Senior Vice President, a newly created position.

          Joel Goodman, Co-Founder/President, MusicBox, said, “What I like best about Jonathan is his diverse background, beginning as a composer and producer of quality music. Adding those credits to his work as a music supervisor and music publishing executive has given Jonathan the unique ability to see the business from many perspectives. His success at designing and expanding catalogs while employed at Universal Music Group, BMG and Zomba, attests to his significant talents. We’re extremely proud to have him onboard.�


          The winner of three Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Composition and Music Supervision,” Jonathan Firstenberg is renowned in the music industry for his keen sense in recognizing the musical needs of producers, directors and music supervisors.  

          Prior to joining MusicBox, Firstenberg was Vice President, Business Development and Creative Director, with Universal Music Group, where he created the Universal Music Publishing Library (UMPL). Tapping the talents of artists signed to the Universal Music Publishing roster, he developed a diverse and artist-driven catalog featuring some of the biggest names in music, and forged inter-division licensing, distribution and new business opportunities across Vivendi-owned companies including Universal Music Publishing Group, Activision/Blizzard, Vivendi Entertainment, Vivendi Games, Ingrooves, Universal Music Enterprises and Universal Music Group Distribution.  

          Responsible for catalog acquisition, he brought in the reality-based music catalog of Tangerine Dream co-founder Christopher Franke. As Vice President, Business Development for Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM), he initiated and managed the transformation of the UPPM libraries Firstcom, Killer Tracks, Network and Master Source, from a B2B model to consumer e-Albums, with distribution on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster and other digital music providers.

          Earlier, while working for Zomba Music as Executive Producer, Creative Manager, he opened and managed Bruton’s U.S. office with the purpose of expanding the primarily UK library catalog to include music from American artists, songwriters and composers. He started the division BrutonSongs, which was one of the first library catalogs comprised of original songs. 

          Firstenberg, a classically trained musician, originally made his mark performing and composing, eventually becoming Music Supervisor and/or composer for such daytime TV dramas as General Hospital, All My Children, Santa Barbara,Guiding Light, Days Of Our Lives and Another World, as well as for television series airing on HBO and Discovery.


        Music Box provides all genres of music to network and cable TV programs, TV promos, major motion pictures, independent films, movie trailers, national advertising campaigns, and radio spots. The company’s library, comprised of five collections entitled “Music Box,” “PromoBox,” “Cue,” “Music Box Classics” and “Private Reserve,” culminate to provide over 250 premium quality discs, and over 10,000  musical tracks for the discerning film/television producer or editor.

        Music Box also composes, produces and records original themes, underscore, custom promo music and transitions that are unique and exclusive to each project, by calling upon its diverse staff of composers based in both New York and Los Angeles. The company also works with top music supervisors, popular artists and DJ’s to provide appropriate music for virtually any production genre. For more information, please see

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