Jon Kurland

Jon Kurland is a media & entertainment executive at Amazon, where he is responsible for global original audio content development, production, and distribution in connection with Audible and its associated content channels. In this capacity, he has worked on award-winning audio projects with creators including Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crystal, James Taylor, and Common. Prior to Amazon, Jon worked as an entertainment attorney advising clients across the music, film, and television industries, where he represented Grammy award-winning musical performing artists Kanye West, Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam, and Demi Lovato, and others, and worked on projects with leading digital media platforms including Netflix, Facebook Watch, Amazon Studios, and Hulu. Jon regularly lectures on emerging media and entertainment issues, including at Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves on the board of directors for UNICEF’s agency of record, PCI Media Impact, as well as No Longer Empty. He holds a BA (summa cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania,and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.