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About the Author
Jason Bentley serves the Los Angeles community as an influential radio and club DJ, and has reached a worldwide audience through his work as a music supervisor for films, commercials, and video games. His programming on NPR's KCRW and alternative giant KROQ has guided the evolving club culture for more than fifteen years. Jason's club event series, Bossanova, has showcased a range of emerging talent, and has helped many artists break into the industry. He has been recognized by the LA Weekly and New Times LA as the best DJ in Los Angeles. Jason's programs have helped create a thriving music scene in the Los Angeles area. He consults for the Los Angeles Philharmonic on special events at the Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and has put on events at LACMA, MOCA, the Skirball Cultural Center, and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Jason made history as the first-ever DJ at the 2008 Governors Ball, the celebration following the Academy Awards® presentation. Jason's background in the music industry includes founding Quango Music Group for Island Records and working as an A&R executive at Madonna's Maverick imprint. Jason sits on the board of governors of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, and he helped introduce the Best Dance/Electronic Album category to the Grammy Awards.