Jon R. Hichborn
Part-Time Lecturer, Music Industry; Records On The Wall, LLC
Jon Hichborn, the “Bounty Hunter of the Music Business” and noted as the “Best Royalty Tracker In The World”, has more than 30 years experience in the music business. Hichborn owns Records On The Wall and handles Music administration and royalty-tracking matters for a diverse group of artists over the years, including Derek And The Dominos, Robert Johnson, Dr. John, Wild Cherry, Spiral Starecase, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Solomon Burke, Bonnie Bramlett, Yvonne Elliman, The Association, Steam, Ten Years After and many others.
Along with an exclusive royalty tracking system, Records On The Wall is able to license, evaluate and track all incoming statements and payments.
While tracking existing payments, Records On The Wall also looks to alternative sources for royalties, many of which clients are unaware ever exist. Working directly with the artists, or by helping attorneys and auditors alike, Records On The Wall locates previously unknown sources of income, thus assisting in the collection process.
Hichborn began in the music business as a coordinator for Universal Television, Motion Pictures and Home Video, locating composers and licensing songs for movies and television. Some of the films he worked on include: Back To The Future, The Breakfast Club & Out Of Africa. In the television sector he worked on Miami Vice, Magnum, P.I., Knight Rider, Murder, She Wrote and The Equalizer.
As a result of his accomplishments, he has been presented with multiple gold and platinum plaques from The Recording Industry Association of America signifying outstanding sales figures on soundtracks for motion picture and television productions and most recently been honored by the National Association of Record Industry Professionals as the Best Royalty Tracker in the World.