The founder of Fine Gold; a licensing and music publishing company. FGM includes synch representation of many top indie labels including Westbound (Funkadelic, Ohio Players), Fania (Willie Colon, Ray Barretto) and the music of Pitbull, Sleigh Bells, Run The Jewels and Eminem.
His licensing work has been heard in advertisements for Apple iPhone 5c, Nike, Hershey’s, Cadillac, Harley-Davidson, and more. Movies and trailers include Furious 7, Boyhood, Moneyball, The Big Short and more. TV shows include: Homeland, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Orange Is the New Black, and many more.
Finegold has served as music supervisor on various indie films and documentaries. His credits include Playroom staring Oscar nominated John Hawkes; the Sarah Jessica Parker executive produced documentary Pretty Old, and the Samuel Goldwyn distributed Prescription Thugs. He has recently been working with Get Lifted, the film/TV production company owned by John Legend, where he served as music supervisor on the feature Can You Dig It and HBO’s Southern Rites. Other recent films include He Never Died starring Henry Rollins and the upcoming film Marjorie Prime starring Jon Hamm, Gina Davis and Tim Robbins.
Prior to FGM he was an A&R executive for Island Records, Q/Atlantic Records and Robbins/BMG and an A&R consultant where he worked with such artists/producers as Snoop Dog, Fat Joe, Steven “Lenky” Marsden, Wyclef John, Pitbull, and more.
He is currently an adjunct instructor in music business at Marymount Manhattan College. He previously taught at the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Mr. Finegold holds both a Bachelors Degree in accounting and finance and a Masters Degree in arts administration, from New York University (Stern School of Business and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development). He is a Grammy voting member of NARAS.