About Glow Music Group
Glow Music Group is a music licensing company FOR performers, operated BY performers. Founded by singer, songwriter, producer Kari Kimmel in 2015, Glow Music is primarily a one-stop licensing company. Glow reps amazing songs crafted by incredibly innovative and unique artists, songwriters and producers.
Originally from South Florida, Independent Artist, Songwriter, Producer Kari Kimmel has had incredible success licensing her music in thousands of films, television shows, trailers, video games and commercials. From her very first placement in film & television singing the title track “It’s Not Just Make Believe” for the movie Ella Enchanted, to writing and singing songs featured in films such as Blockers, World War Z, Southpaw and The Duff, Kari’s career has seen many high notes. Kari’s songs have also been featured in shows including Big Sky, New Girl, Charmed, America’s Funniest Home Videos, and Lucifer as well as trailers such as Cobra Kai, Fortitude, Dirty John and The Walking Dead.
Kari has also had music in numerous advertisements including Google, Nissan, Rothy’s and Jello as well as video games such as The Sims. She has penned an astounding 30 theme songs, most notably “Where You Belong” for The Fosters, which she also sang and co-produced. Other recent theme songs include shows She-Ra, Spirit Riding Free, Rhyme Time Town and Eureka!. Kari has also lent her vocals to movies such as Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Dreamgirls, Danny Collins, Descendants 1, 2 & 3, Teen Beach Movie 1 & 2, and Footloose. You can check out a bit of Kari’s work HERE.
Outside of the sync world, Kari’s songs have been recorded by major artists such as The Backstreet Boys, Kesha, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, and Gloria Gaynor, and she has sung background vocals for Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Willie Nelson and Pharrell among others.
In 2014, Kari expanded her love of music and founded Glow Music Group. Upon achieving such success licensing her own music, Kari decided to represent other independent bands and license their songs to film, television, ads, trailers, etc. Recent Glow Band’s placements include Gatorade, Coke, Michael Kors, Maybelline, Seal Team, Riverdale, All American, and Grey’s Anatomy. What started with only a few bands, has now grown to over 800 bands of all genres and time periods. Kari’s mantra has remained consistent throughout the years. Present great music, make it easy to license, and have a blast along the way. Read more about Glow Music Group in Billboard.
Jonathan D. Haskell is a 20-year veteran in the independent music publishing community. Having begun his career at ASCAP after graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Industry, Jonathan worked under VP Membership Randy Grimmett for two years before deciding to pursue the touring life in his indie rock band. Upon returning home from tour, Jonathan landed a job as Music Manager at legendary music publishing company Criterion Music Corp., founded by music industry icon Michael H. Goldsen. Jonathan would spend 7 years administrating the classic catalogs of Lee Hazlewood, Nancy Sinatra, Charlie “Bird” Parker, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash and Jackson Browne, until Criterion was ultimately sold to Universal Music Group. After a forty-five minute commute got the best of Jonathan, he landed a remote role at production music powerhouse ALIBI, where he currently assumes the role of Vice President Publishing. Concurrently, Jonathan has had the immense privilege of working with his wife and music mogul Kari Kimmel, together building sync licensing company Glow Music Group into the nationally recognized brand that it is today.
Jonathan currently serves as Treasurer of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers, and is a member of the California Copyright Conference and Songwriters of North America. In his spare time, he coaches both of his and Kari’s kids’ baseball teams, and continues to write, record and perform music in his bands Seven Saturdays, Glasz and POLLA, with acclaim from such notable outlets as Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Los Angeles Times and NME, which described his music as “serene and beautiful… the kind of music to stare out of aeroplane windows to.”