Jason Flom

Lava Records

About His Business & Career: Jason Flom made a name for himself in music, founding Lava Records with Atlantic Records in 1995. In 2004, he then sold his record label to Atlantic Records Group before being named chairman and CEO of the umbrella label. A year later, he was made chairman and CEO of Virgin Records, only to then head up Capital Music Group by 2007. The next year, Flom relaunched Lava Records, but this time with Republic Records, owned by Universal Music Group. Throughout his career, he has signed musical talents including Katy Perry, Kid Rock and Lorde.

Why He Made the Worthy 100: The argument could be made that Flom is just as notable for his work in music as for his work in criminal justice reform. Flom was a founding board member of the Innocence Project, a nonprofit that works to get justice for those who were wrongfully convicted of a crime through the use of DNA testing. Flom also launched Wrongful Conviction Podcasts, highlighting the stories of people who have been freed from prison after enduring a wrongful conviction. In addition to this, he also sits on the boards of the Legal Action Center, Proclaim Justice, Injustice Watch, VetPaw, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, the Drug Policy Alliance, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and the NYU Prison Education Program.

Industry: Music

Year Founded: 1995

Headquarters: Burbank, Calif.

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