San Juan Music Group, Ltd., is a third-generation music licensing company specializing in the licensing of back catalog masters and new recordings of catalog artists. These masters are typically re-recordings of original hits done later in their career or live versions of original artist hits.
San Juan Music has recorded twenty-five live DVDs, for which we also own the corresponding audio rights, including those by The O’Jays, The Stylistics, Air Supply, The Chi-Lites, Tanya Tucker, Chaka Khan, The Four Tops and The Spinners. SJM has also entered into licensing arrangements directly with artists for artist-owned masters, most notably Loverboy, Foghat, T’Pau, Rick Derringer, and many others.
SJM is currently scheduling both audio and video recordings and is interested in any artists from the 1980s through the 2000s that had hit records. We are open to audio recordings and/or DVD recordings. In the last few years, SJM has closed deals with artists such as Regina Belle, Chuck Negron, The Vapors, Big Mountain, Crystal Waters, Irene Cara, Looking Glass, Edison Lighthouse, Living Colour, Peaches & Herb, The Fixx, ABC, Tavares, Paul Lekakis, Main Ingredient, The Three Degrees, Gin Blossoms and many others. SJM specializes in exploiting artists’ existing recordings or recording new masters in co-ownership deals with these artists.
To date, San Juan Music’s masters have been featured in award winning movies such as The Irishman and The Avengers, hit TV shows such as Titans, Riverdale, and Hawaii Five-0, mainstream marketing campaigns, Hallmark Cards, and is still being sold in classic brick-and-mortar retail.
Just as our focus shifted from recording artists and owning the masters we record; our focus has also shifted from the physical product market to the digital download market. With over 13,000 masters in the SJM catalog, we are poised for the new music industry, one that focuses on the digital distribution of music through digital downloads, ringtones, synch deals, etc.
If you have any inquiries regarding San Juan Music Ltd. or to receive a complete list of recordings we have done to date, please feel free to contact us using the information below. We look forward to working with new artists and clients for many years to come!
Meet the Team
Annie Chernow Wahl and Austin Chernow are the Executive Directors of San Juan Music Group. As the third generation to run SJM, Annie and Austin oversee the licensing of the catalog to labels for compilations, digital rights, film, TV, greeting cards, and straight brick and mortar retail all while maintaining great relationships with the top worldwide digital aggregators and major independent labels.
Annie Chernow Wahl
Prior to her work with San Juan Music, Annie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Delaware and a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Annie is well known for being a world class Percussion Educator; she has taught and performed across the country and served as the Director of Percussion Studies for Coppell Independent School District as well as a percussion staff member for the World Class Drum and Bugle Corps, Carolina Crown.
Annie is also an Educational Artist for Innovative Percussion and affiliated with the Percussive Arts Society. Annie lives in Ocean Grove, New Jersey with her husband, Alex, who is also a music educator. In her spare time, Annie enjoys hiking, traveling, and trying to catch quality video content of her cat George for his TikTok (so she can finally make money off of him and he can start pulling his weight around the house).
Before working as an Executive for San Juan Music, Austin received a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Delaware. Austin served as a well sought after management intern for three Hyatt properties before accepting a position as a Corporate Management Trainee at the #1 Rated Resort in the Hawaiian Islands. Austin acted as a Beverage Director and then a Front Office Manager at the Andaz Maui for four years. During his time there, Austin was nominated as one of the top Food and Beverage Managers in the United States out of 750 hotels.
Austin currently lives and works in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. In his free time, Austin enjoys reading, weightlifting, playing video games, and is a self-proclaimed “foodie”. He will be the first to give you an honest critique on any restaurant, hotel, movie, or TV show and really should consider starting a blog.
Kathy has worked for San Juan Music Group for twenty-one years and has held various roles throughout her tenure. Kathy has been a great family friend of the Chernow family for over 25 years which helps bring a true meaning to San Juan Music being a family run business. Kathy currently acts as Office Manager as well as the Accountant for SJM and is most likely the first person to answer emails and inquiries because she is the hardest working woman in the music business!
Kathy currently lives and works in North Carolina with her husband, Michael, and her two dogs, Belle and Rooney. She enjoys walks on the beach, traveling to San Diego and Colorado to visit her kids, and perfecting her bar-tending skills “in case this whole music thing doesn’t work out”.