Michael Simon is the President and CEO of the Harry Fox Agency and the President of Rumblefish, each premier music rights management organizations.
Since joining HFA in 2001, Simon has focused on creating new opportunities for the company and the over 48,000 publishers it represents. He has led the company’s expansion beyond its traditional mechanical licensing business into a diversified rights management service. His team has developed groundbreaking licensing arrangements for online music and music video services, lyrics, guitar tabs, background music and digital jukeboxes among other new media opportunities.
Before joining HFA, Simon was the Executive Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Razorfish, Inc. where he guided the company’s impressive growth over 5 years from a small private company of 18 people to a public company of over 2,000 employees. Prior to Razorfish, he founded Simon Ventures, a recording artist management and consulting company. Before that, Simon was Senior Director of Legal Affairs at Polygram Records. He also served as an associate in the entertainment and intellectual property law practice of Levine Thall Plotkin & Menin.
Simon received his JD from Columbia University, his BA from Amherst College and owns independent record label Simon Recordings.