Founder/CEO of Music Asset Management, Inc.
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.
With expansive worldwide relationships and broad experience, her team manages administration for a multitude of rights owners and creators, including world renowned songwriters and composers, film and TV studios, music publishers and various media companies.
Music Asset Management has been entrusted to manage many of today’s biggest hits, such as “One Margarita” by Luke Bryan, “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves, as well as the classic “Route 66” by the late Bobby Troup. The company also represents major composers, including Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Mark Isham and Emmy nominee Miriam Cutler, as well as many award-winning independent music publishing companies. Mennella was a Founder and CEO of Pulse Publishing Administration in a venture with the Pulse Music Group, an AIMP Publisher of the Year winner, until its recent sale to Concord Music Publishing.
Prior to launching Music Asset Management, Mennella was the Senior Vice President/ GM of Music Publishing at Fox Filmed Entertainment, where she oversaw the publishing and master recording catalogs for 20th Century Fox and its 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 as Secretary of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and West Coast Committee Chair and is a Director on the boards of IMPEL (the independent music publishing collective for digital rights) and the IMPF (the International Music Publishers Forum). Among her many philanthropic industry associations, she is a Past Chairman of the Music & Entertainment Industry for City of Hope and a Past President of the AIMP.