Jake Wisely is a partner and Director on the Board at Concord.
Wisely acted as Chief Publishing Executive at Concord until January 2021 when he joined the company’s Board, maintaining an advisory role in the day-to-day operations of Concord Music Publishing.
He was CEO of independent music publisher and rights manager, The Bicycle Music Company, when the company merged with Concord Music Group in 2015, forming Concord Bicycle Music while raising $100m in investment.
At the time of his appointment to the Concord Board, the company’s CEO, Scott Pascucci said: “Concord would not be what it is today without Jake Wisely and The Bicycle Music Company. Jake was critical to the establishment of Bicycle as a world-class publishing operation, which then became the foundational platform for Concord along with Concord Music Group.”
Jake Wisely: Music Industry Career before concord
Jake Wisely boasts a music industry career of more than 30 years, having launched independent label Red Decibel in 1990 followed by stints at ASCAP, EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing and eMusic.com. He served as Co-President of The Bicycle Music Company prior to being promoted to CEO.
Wisely joined the National Music Publishers’ Association’s Board of Directors in 2017.
At the time, NMPA President & CEO David Israelite said: “Jake is an innovator at heart and has grown the publishing arm of his company by huge margins in a short time. “The NMPA Board benefits from diverse viewpoints and Jake is a creative force who will make an immediate impact.
“Jake is an innovator at heart and has grown the publishing arm of his company by huge margins in a short time. “The NMPA Board benefits from diverse viewpoints and Jake is a creative force who will make an immediate impact.Music Business Worldwide