After growing up in New York City, and receiving his BA from Syracuse University, Jake packed everything up and moved out to LA seeking a job in music and entertainment. A field where it would be possible to utilize his unique and eclectic taste in music but also still be a part of Film and Television. He was lucky enough to begin assisting the incomparable Liza Richardson, one of the best-known Music Supervisors in the business, on shows such as Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, and Hawaii Five-0. After having assisted Ms. Richardson for several years, and truly learning the ins and outs of music selection for TV, and most importantly, licensing, Jake decided to venture off on his own.
While freelancing Jake was able to make a name for himself in the Music Supervision world. Providing services for massively popular films such as “Kevin Hart’s Laugh at My Pain,” one of the highest grossing comedy specials of all time. He also provided Music Supervision for shows like the Discovery Channel’s “Surviving The Cut” and many others.
After working on a variety of projects, Jake became interested in the Custom music side of TV & Film production, subsequently met Russell Emanuel, the CEO of Bleeding Fingers Music, and became its first employee, helping get the company off the ground in its formative years. Bleeding Fingers is currently an industry leader in providing custom score for all media outlets.
Jake is now back to his original love of providing any and all Music Supervision services to a slew of different media outlets. Most recently providing services for Complex Network’s first scripted show, “Grown.” Jake also worked with Youtube Red on their show, “Single By 30” and the documentary, “The Legend of Cocaine Island,” being released in 2019 by Netflix Originals. He has also been able to use his knowledge of TV Shows, Films, and their Composers, by starting The Do Me A Solid podcast, where he speaks to industry leading Composers every month, about their processes and so much more. The Podcast has been gaining listenership at a rapid pace and continues to grow everyday.
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