Jason Menkes is a respected creative music producer who brings an unusually thoughtful approach dedicated to the strategy, creation and implementation of music for branding and advertising campaigns.
He is co-owner and executive producer at COPILOT Music + Sound (founded in 2008), where he has produced original songs, voice overs, and supervision of licensed music for game franchises including Fallout, Dishonored, Wolfenstein, DOOM, Paragon, and Tetris. His work in advertising includes music, sound design, and post-production audio for campaigns as diverse as Visa, AT&T, Disney, Jell-O, Jolly Rancher, Acura, World Wildlife Fund, and Verizon. Jason has also produced theme music and branded sonic identities for TV networks such as VH1, ESPN, Disney Channel, and Oxygen. Select COPILOT projects are now part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and their work has been honored at prestigious award shows including the Cannes Lions, AICP Show, AICP Next Awards, AMP Awards, Clio Entertainment Awards, Game Marketing Summit, and London International Awards. Jason has also been selected as juror and curatorial committee member for the CLIO, AICP, and AMP Awards. Jason currently sits on the national board to the Association of Music Producers (AMP), where he has served for over 10 years, including stints as National Board President and as East Coast Chapter President.
Jason was an Assistant Professor of Music Business at New York University, where he taught about the commercial music industry and the changing dynamic between bands and brands. Has has served as a lecturer and panelist on crossroads of music and marketing at SXSW, VCU Brand Center, NYU, and the University of Rochester. Jason holds music degrees from the University of Rochester and New York University.