Born in Hamburg, Germany, Jonas first starting working in the music industry at a young age before relocating to London in 2001. After working for a series of record labels he assumed the role of Head of Music at Last.fm towards the end of 2005 and led the Music Department in dealing with record labels, artists and other music owners from all over the world. After CBC's $280 million acquisition of Last.fm in 2007 Jonas continued to help with the international growth of the British start-up.
At the start of 2010 Jonas moved to Vancouver, BC where he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as the Executive Producer for CBC Radio 3. In his first year with the CBC lead the development of CBC Music, the new digital music service from the Canadian Public Broadcaster and has since moved to the position of Executive Producer, Digital Music at the CBC.