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Jonathan Parks
Founder & Executive Producer

PIPERSVILLE, USA // Jonathan Parks is an executive producer and the founder of ALIBI Music, a leading provider of professional production music and sound effects for license in advertising, trailers, promos, programming, video games and all other forms of multimedia content. Since launching the company in 2011, Jonathan has tapped a passion for music and meticulous approach to data in developing an editor’s dream catalog: tracks that are on trend and designed to evolve, build, emote and cut, all wrapped in a seamless, high-quality licensing experience.

Behind his vision for ALIBI is the motto, Always Be Listening, which reflects Jonathan’s commitment to both hearing and responding to the unique, evolving needs of his global clientele. ALIBI’s constant listening has informed everything from the library’s design, search capabilities and user experience to its music genres, track structures and extensive offering of stems, cutdowns and alt mixes.

As a result, the ALIBI library -- featuring 300,000+ unique audio files produced by professional composers – serves an impressive roster that includes some of the world’s top TV/streaming networks, trailer houses and ad agencies. ALIBI’s music and sound effects have been used for an extensive array of high-profile projects. Check them out HERE.

Prior to launching ALIBI, Jonathan held several posts at Music Beyond, a custom scoring and audio branding house later purchased by BMG. He began as a data specialist curating the parent company’s catalog and was then charged with starting the licensing division, where he provided music to countless projects and produced over 300 albums. After honing his skills to create exactly what producers, editors and supervisors need in the way they need it, he spent seven years as executive producer before deciding to go out on his own.

Jonathan got his start in the industry while simultaneously studying for his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Business. Holding down a part-time job at Wherehouse Music (when record stores existed), he interned at Sony Nashville, Lyric Street Records, Kenny Rogers’ Dreamcatcher Artist Management, Papi Recording Studios, Giant Records and Interscope Records. His first full-time position following college was in digital asset management at EMI/Capitol, where he was part of the team that digitized and organized EMI/Capitol’s entire North American catalog. While his role there was primarily data entry (being a data monkey), that experience would teach him a lot about what would ultimately become his life’s work.

A musician himself, Jonathan has a passion for guitars and has played everything from a Strat, Les Paul and Telly to a Gretsch, Taylor 12-string and hot pink Ibanez shredder, but his pure-fun favorites are 3-string cigar box guitars and resonators.

He is also a Magic Castle associate member (fan of the art, not a magician) and avid traveler who likes to play with his dachshund puppies and make up terrible movie ideas with his friends. If anyone has interest in developing out the script for a killer alligator with pterodactyl wings and an anteater’s nose that shoots out Ebola fire ants, please contact his agent.

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