Jonathan Serbin (CEO)
Jonathan has 25 years of experience in the music business, in the US and throughout Asia. In addition to his role as CEO of b2, Jonathan serves as the Head of Asia for Billboard, one of the world’s most influential music brands. At Billboard, he works closely with top music and media companies throughout Asia. Prior to Billboard, Jonathan was a music & media-sector investment banker at Lehman Brothers and Oppenheimer & Co., running their Asian entertainment banking practice. He was also a music entrepreneur, having founded successful music businesses in Asia. He began his career in as an entertainment lawyer, representing major recording artists, record labels and producers. He has served on the Board of Directors of leading music companies, including Avex, Japan’s dominant music label.
Sean Dinsmore (Director)
Sean advises and oversees b2 on new talent. With over 25 years of experience in all aspects of the music business, he was previously a major-label recording artist (Warner, RCA, Universal), music producer, label chief, DJ and Entertainment Director. Besides writing and producing his own music, he has worked closely with artists from around the world, helping them craft their sound. Having worked as a musician/producer and DJ in the US, Europe, India, Southeast Asia and China, Sean has his finger on the pulse of cross-border opportunities for Asian artists, as well as Western artists entering the region.
Watson Homprangsadit (Head of SE Asia)
Watson has over 20 years of experience in the music industry in Southeast Asia. He began his career at Rock Records, the leading Pan-Asian music label, where he helped run their Bangkok office, working closely with local and international artists, building their careers in Southeast Asia. After Rock Records, he held executive positions with GMM Grammy and Sony BEC Tero, Thailand’s leading domestic music companies, as well as with MTV Thailand. Watson works closely with artists throughout SEA, including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
JP Yoo (Head of Korea)
JP Yoo has over 15 years of experience in the Korean entertainment business. Over the years, JP has worked with a wide range of Korean artist management companies, including Cube (Beast, 4 Minute), B2M (Hyori Lee, SPICA), Apple of the Eye (Daniel Henney, Royal Pirates), Will Entertainment and many others. JP helps b2 artists uncover exciting opportunities in the dynamic Korean music market.
Gena Jin (Director of China Operations)
Based in Shanghai, Gena Jin oversees China operations for B2. Gena has worked with artists from around the world, helping them develop their brands and generate revenue in China. Notably, she has represented major Hollywood stars, including Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom, in China endorsement deals. She has worked with top singers and bands, arranging tours and appearances throughout China. Prior to focusing on the entertainment business, Gena was an auditor at Ernst & Young, the leading worldwide accounting firm.
Dun Fang (Head of Public Relations – China)
Dun Fang has extensive experience representing international celebrities in China. Her experience in entertainment PR spans all aspects of the business, including digital and traditional media. At her own PR firm, she worked with major Chinese stars, such as Fan Bing Bing and Li Dong Xue. She has overseen “inbound” China strategy execution for leading Pan-Asian musicians, including artists on the GMM Grammy and Avex labels. She has also worked with top Chinese artists such as G.E.M. and Li Rong Hao. Earlier in her career, she co-founded the Shanghai social-media practice for Edelman, the leading US public relations firm.
Sari Ng (Project Manager)
Sari graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in English and has been in the music business since graduation. With prior experience working for a music merchandise company, she has comprehensive knowledge in overseeing social media and retail operations. Additionally, Sari oversees the Billboard Bespoke VIP Program for b2 and Billboard Studio in Hong Kong.
John is President of Billboard, one of the world’s most influential music companies.John has extensive experience and contacts in the music industry, as head of this leading international music brand.He is also President of The Hollywood Reporter, one of the most influential movie-sector brands.He sits on the Board of various leading entertainment organizations, including the LA Dodgers and the Barclays Center in New York. John provides advice and access, on the highest levels of the music business, to our clients.
Dr. Kitatani is one of the most senior Japanese music executives, with over 35 years in senior positions in the entertainment business.Most recently, Kenji served as CEO of Avex International, the leading Japanese music label and media company. Prior to that, for 18 years, Dr. Kitatani was Executive Vice President at Sony Worldwide, helping oversee worldwide operations.Earlier in his career, he was the President of the Tokyo Dome, Japan’s leading live entertainment venue. Kenji is a professor of Media Studies and lectures frequently around the world on music and media issues.Kenji helps our clients explore opportunities in Japan, the world’s second largest music market.
Harvey Mason Jr.
Harvey is one of the world’s top songwriters and producers, having received six Grammy Awards.From his studio in Los Angeles, he has worked with numerous music superstars, including Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Fifth Harmony and others. He has produces soundtracks for major Hollywood motion pictures, including Straight Outta Compton, Pitch Perfect 2 and Dreamgirls.Additionally, Harvey has written hit songs for major K-Pop groups, such as EXO and Girl’s Generation.He is a member of the Grammy Award’s nominating committee. He works with our talent, helping them develop the best material and craft their sound.