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Jonas Sjostrom

Owner & CEO,
Playground Music Scandinavia
Stockholm, Sweden
Jonas Sjöström is Swedish and is the owner and CEO of Playground Music Scandinavia AB, the largest independent music group in Scandinavia and Finland. Previously he was Managing Director of MNW Records Group 1978-1999, CEO HNH (Naxos International) Hong Kong 1999-2001 and International Director, Edel, Hamburg 2002-2009. Jonas was one of the founders of the European independents association Impala and has served on the board since 2000 and is Chairman as of september 2011. He has been Chairman of SOM (Swedish Independent Record Producers Association) for 25 years and resigned in 2011. Presently also Chairman of SLR (Swedish Label Rights Association) and a Board Member of IFPI Sweden.

Independent label and distributor Playground Music pride themselves as “a company where music matters.” Aside from their own artist roster, they also handle distribution in Scandinavia for many other well known independents including all of the Beggars Group labels (XL, Matador, 4AD, Rough Trade etc.), Domino and Mute.