Jon de Mello
Mountain Apple Company
Starting a business in the 21st century is difficult. But if you’re passionate about something, you need to have total focus on that specific industry or art form and commit to it.
About the Entrepreneur
Jon de Mello and his company Mountain Apple Company are involved in almost every facet of the music and entertainment industry, including publishing, producing, recording, distributing, and staging performances for scores of Island musicians and entertainers. As a record company, Mountain Apple Company produces and markets the best-selling recorded music in the history of Hawaii. Its music publishing division contains the most extensive Hawaiian and Polynesian music library in the world. Over the years, Jon has helped produce material for some of Hawaii's most prolific music artists, including the Brothers Cazimero, Lehua Kalima, Raiatea Helm, Taimane, and Israel 'IZ' Kamakawiwo'ole.