Jonathan Wolfson was born in Spring Valley, New York on December 1, 1970. He was amazed by the talent that would come into his town during his youth and would go out to see them as often as possible. This was especially true for him when Hall & Oates played in his hometown when he was just 14. As a result of that show, they became his inspiration to become a part of the music world and manage talent. Wolfson moved to Los Angeles in 1994 where he obtained an apprenticeship with the infamous Lee Solters and his public relations firm. Wolfson worked with Solters for many years, but he eventually left to start his own publicity company. This company, “Wolfson Entertainment”, grew by signing acts like Hall & Oates, Suge Knight, and Loverboy, amongst many others. Many of these acts decided to sign onto Wolfson Entertainment and allow the company to manage the acts. Wolfson Entertainment has now grown way beyond its initial public relations duties and started to include talent management duties.
Jonathan Wolfson is now a publicist, talent manager, and executive producer at the company that he created and still heads, Wolfson Entertainment. Jonathan has recently executive produced Daryl Hall’s TV shows “Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall” and “Live From Daryl’s House”. Wolfson was initially involved in “Daryl’s Restoration Over-Hall as a promoter and booking agent, but he branched out of those positions. The show is now executive produced by both Hall and Wolfson and is produced by the Padilla Network.
Over the years, Wolfson Entertainment has conducted publicity work for clients as diverse as Jonathan’s talents are. Afroman, T-Pain, Peter Noone, DMX, Big Tymers, Beth Hart, Nick Lachey, Toto, Blue October, YES, Wu Tang Clan, the Ventures, Motown’s 50th Anniversary, The Doors, 3 Doors Down, Godsmack, Yanni, The Dirty Heads, Everlast, Tonic, SRC/Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind and Cash Money’s Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams are all on or have been on Wolfson Entertainment’s publicity roster. After a trip to Mule Creek State Prison, Wolfson signed the infamous Death
Row Record Executive and Hip-Hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight to his publicity services. Hall & Oates, the best selling music duo of all time, also initially signed up with Wolfson and his company for publicity help, and after five years, Wolfson was offered a position as their manager. Loverboy soon followed Hall & Oates example and signed up for both publicity and managerial services.
Jonathan Wolfson has had a long and prosperous career that shows no signs of stopping. The sky is the limit for this man and his company. Hall & Oates and Loverboy still make hits and tour with the help of this music-business genius and many newcomers are obviously eager for his help. We should all keep an eye out for the impressive moves sure to come from this prodigy in the future.
Article by Brandon Hansen