Jonathan Barlow is a performing guitarist and multi-instrumental composer for media. His music is in hundreds of tv shows, ads for major brands, popular podcasts, museum exhibits, viral videos, fashion films, and indie films screened at many festivals like SXSW, Atlanta Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, AFI DOCS, and Festival de Cannes. His work has been nominated for the Music+Sound Awards (Best Adaptation 2016) and the Production Music Awards London (Best Folk Track 2021).

Select Credits: Today Show (NBC), Sesame Street (PBS), Fixer Upper (HGTV), NOVA (PBS), Invisibilia (NPR), Wimbledon (BBC), Vogue, NBA Playoffs (TNT), Airbnb, The Masters Tournament (CBS), Dropbox, Chopped Sweets (Food), Monday Night Countdown (ESPN), Morning Edition (NPR), Miracle Workers (TBS), Eddie Bauer, Secret Celebrity Renovation (CBS), Criterion Collection, 1st Look (NBC), AAA Insurance, UnWell (Netflix Original), GoDaddy, Our World (BBC News)

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“slick instrumental tracks, creative and enjoyable”

Indie Shuffle Jason Grishkoff

“innovative…Barlow has carved a place for himself”

Classical Guitar Magazine Sandra Smith

“his music creates a world you want to live inside”

Indie Shuffle Jami Selikow

“super-powerful, stunning music”

Soundsphere Magazine British music & culture guide

“his music captures the essence of artfulness, ingenuity and exploration”

Marmoset Music Journal Music licensing agency

“his music has been receiving a lot of praise from the SFMOMA crowd”

Jennifer Sonderby Design Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

“His arrangements are tasteful, impeccably written, and exceptionally enjoyable”

Rovi Music Album Review

“We applaud Barlow’s musical endeavors”

ASCAP Plus Award American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers


Andrew Liepins Guitarnotes

“A masterful performance”

Mike D. Brownell All Music Guide

“Really wonderful!”

Alison Young Classical Minnesota Public Radio


Steve Marsh Classical Guitar Magazine