Founder/CEO of Music Asset Management, Inc. (MAM)
As one of the most well-known and respected rights administration and licensing experts in the industry, Mary Jo Mennella is the owner and CEO of Music Asset Management, Inc. (MAM), a leading independent music publishing and consulting company she founded in 2006. She is also a founder of Pulse Publishing Administration, a venture she helped launch in 2014 and continues to exclusively manage for the Pulse Music Group.
For decades, Mennella has been a successful and passionate entrepreneur dedicated to rights management. With expansive worldwide relationships and broad experience, her company manages administration for a multitude of rights owners and creators, including world renowned songwriters and composers, film and TV studios, music publishers and other media companies. She has also been at the forefront of the digital landscape, helping top tier companies navigate and thrive throughout the evolution of distribution platforms in all media.
Mennella’s team is entrusted to manage some of today’s biggest hits by the most popular songwriters and composers in the world, such as the global smash, “Despacito [Remix]” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, along with classic hits such as “Route 66,” and TV shows such as ELLEN.
Prior to launching Music Asset Management, Mennella was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Music Publishing at Fox Filmed Entertainment where she was charged with overseeing the publishing and master recording catalogs for 20th Century Fox, (Titanic), Fox Broadcasting (THE SIMPSONS), and affiliated production units. Before joining Fox, Mennella was a key executive at Saban Entertainment and at ASCAP, where she began her career in the entertainment business.
An accomplished musician, an advocate for creators’ rights, and a champion of songwriters, Mennella serves on the board of the Songwriters Hall of Fame as its West Coast Chair since 2010. Among her many philanthropic efforts and industry affiliations, she is a Past Chairman of the Music & Entertainment Industry for City of Hope and a Past President of the AIMP.