Jason Kramer is one of the leading music supervisors and a creative music advisor in the music business. He was recently the head of music supervision for Elias Arts, a prestigious music production company. During his time at Elias, Jason worked on more than 1,000 commercials. Jason also won the award, Best Music Supervision in Advertising, by the Guild of Music Supervisors for 2013 and was nominated in 2014. He has since worked on high profile commercials and is now music supervising Riot Games’ “League of Legends” championship video series. He donates much of his time with non-profit organizations including Music Unites, Grammy Foundation and also the California Fire Foundation.
Outside of Elias, Jason is the host of his popular radio show every Tuesday night on 89.9 fm KCRW in Santa Monica. He has been part of the KCRW team for 20 years, and is known for playing the freshest tracks and for early support of some of the biggest artists today.
At MI Jason teaches two of the in-depth Marketing & Social Media courses for the Music Business Associate degree program, covering all topics on music marketing, radio, retail, social media and more. Previously he was an adjunct professor at USC’s Thornton School of Music where he taught a class on Music and Media. He has also given lectures and teaches at other colleges including UCLA. He is also highly versed in emerging technologies and focused on building innovative companies in the digital music space. He also moderates various panels on music supervision and the future of music. He spends a lot of his time researching the effects of music and its neurological benefits. He is an established photographer shooting musicians and also other subjects. His work has been featured in galleries, books and in various publications, including most recently People Magazine.
Jason started working in music in 1994 with Skunk Records, the label known for the band Sublime. In the past Jason has also worked in various music houses and TV stations including developing Fox Sports music department. He has also had experience in managing bands, including the infamous LA Guns. Today Jason is managing the band Oliver Riot whose popularity as grown exponentially.
Also early on in his career he wanted to get familiar in radio so he answered phones at KLOS radio in 1992, which lead him years later to producing syndicated radio shows for Fox Sports radio. In 2000, Jason was one of the original VJ’s for Soundbreak.com (the first Internet radio station that had a viewership of over 2 million.
At Elias Arts, he created a live interview video showcase called “Unreleased” where he has featured artists like Tom Odell, X Ambassadors, Robert Delong, Rudimental, Clean Bandit, and so many more. He is now venturing into the world of producing content.