Jon Payne brings over 20 years of experience in various areas of recording industry administration. He provides royalty administration and auditing expertise to the firm.
Jon began his career in Nashville at Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI). He spent five years with BMI, working with the TV Data and International Departments while assisting the Information Technology Department with enhancing and improving data management. In 2001, Jon accepted a position at Famous Music Publishing in Los Angeles. He spent more than four years gaining extensive knowledge about songwriter agreements, publishing, sub-publishing, auditing, income-tracking and administration. Jon left Famous Music in 2005 for a Senior Analyst position at Warner Music Group and was soon promoted to Manager of the Rhino artist and publishing statement groups, ensuring accuracy in artist and publisher accountings. He assisted with the implementation of the Sarbanes Oxley initiative soon after Warner Music Group’s IPO, identifying and mitigating areas of potential exposure within the royalty accounting process. Jon joined David Weise & Associates (DWA) in 2008 as Manager of Royalties and Publishing, eventually promoting to the title of Director of Royalties. In January 2015, Jon became a Partner at DWA.
Jon received his Bachelor of Science at Middle Tennessee University, with a focus on Recording Industry Management-Entertainment Technology.