MEET OUR GRAMMY WINNING TEAM
JAMAICA A. JOHNSON
Founder/Exec. Marketing Director
Independent A&R Consultant
Recording Academy Professional
Jamaica A. Johnson is Founder and Executive Marketing Director, Independent A&R Consultant, and Artist Manager. Jamaica and his team are the marketing brains behind 5+ RIAA accredited Diamond, over 30+ RIAA accredited platinum, over 40+ RIAA accredited golds, and over 200+ million records sold. Jamaica is a member of the Recording Academy and has close to 30 years of experience in the music and entertainment industry.
Jamaica A. Johnson has worked with Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Plies, Lady Gaga, Chris Brown, Tori Amos, Ne-Yo, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, LFO, Don Omar, Enrique Iglesias, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, 3 Six Mafia, B.O.B, Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Hootie and the Blowfish, Kid Rock, Terror Fabulous, Sean Paul, Joe, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Patra, Tony Rebel, Wayne Wonder, Kevin Lyttle, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Leann Rimes, Jewel, Snoop Dogg, Mark Anthony, Quad City DJs, Robert Page and Jimmy Plant, Tori Amos, Aliyah, Lil' Kim, Mark Morrison, Sugar Ray, Seal, All Four One, LL Radio, The Lemonheads, The Jerky Boys, Pizzicato Five, Joe Jackson, Dirty White Boyz, Bucketheads, Duncan Sheik, Matchbox 20, Rob Thomas, Miami Rapper Brisco, DJ Khaled, DJ Smallz, DJ Unk, Pretty Rickie, Lil Flip, Chamillionaire, Lil Wayne, Insane Clown Posse,
J. Holiday, Kirko Bangz, Craig David, Luis Enrique, Celine Polenghi, Double Grammy singing artist Irene Cara; Boy band guru: Donna Right who helped launch Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Pink, and Rockell.
He has also worked with numerous Grammy & platinum producers, including Andrew Lane, Larry Coll, Scott Storch, Mannie Fresh, Big Dore, Red Spyder, Austin Leeds, J-Lacey, Hugo Diaz, and many others.
Jamaica started as an intern and marketing representative at Atlantic Records in the early 90s. After years of working at Atlantic Records, he branched out on his own and started producing, marketing, and managing artists. His first group was Nu Ground, and along with releasing their album, they also appeared on the national Soap Opera: Guiding Light, where Jamaica co-produced and co-directed three episodes of Guiding Light. Out of Nu Ground came the multi-platinum artist Drew Seeley, who co-wrote and co-produced Disney's High School Musical soundtrack (part 1, which sold 5x platinum, and part 2, which sold 2x Platinum). He also developed Kevin Cossom from Nu Ground, who would go on to produce and write songs for Beyonce, Trey Songz, Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, and many others.
Jamaica also worked as an Independent A&R Consultant, bringing clients to major record labels at Atlantic Records, Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Jive Records, Def Jam Recordings, Interscope Records, Capitol Records, Hollywood Records, Disney, Asylum Records, Warner Chappell Music, Warner Brother Records, Elektra Records, Motown Records, Epic Records, RCA Records, TVT Records, Slip-N-Slide Records, Po Boy Records, Cash Money Records, Grand Hustle Records, Geffen Records, and many others.
Aside from the impressive roster of Who's Who in music and entertainment, Jamaica has also developed notable supermodels, actors, actresses, and other business entrepreneurs that are still in music and entertainment today.
Lavetta Cannon: (Actress)
Movie: 'Crossing Over,' alongside Harrison Ford
TV Shows: Law & Order, 90210, Medium
Soap Operas: As the World Turns & All My Children.
Drew Seeley: (Singer, Songwriter, Producer & Actor)
Soap Opera: Guiding Light
Movies: High School Musical 1 & 2
Movies: Pitch Perfect. Glory Days.
Movie: Another Cinderella Story with Selena Gomez
TV Shows: One Tree Hill. Dawson's Creek.
Jaime Rishar: (Supermodel)
Naomi Campbell: (Supermodel)
Omahyra Mota: (Supermodel & Actress)
Movie: X-Men: The Last Stand;
Movie: State Property: Blood On The Street with Jay-Z.
Sarah O'Hara: (Super Model & Actress)
Movie: Leaf Me Alone.
Q-Tip: (Rapper & Actor)
Movie: Cadillac Records with Beyonce; Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson & Tupac.
Donney Smith: Co-Owner and Co-Founder of First Recording Academy in Orlando, Florida.
Jamaica A. Johnson was instrumental in getting his artists branding opportunities with major brands like Pepsi, Disney, Sea World, Planet Hollywood, Universal, Regal, AMC Theaters, Hennessey, Budweiser, Corona, Bacardi, Hard Rock, H&M, Audi, Mindcomet, Nextel, Sprint/T-Mobile, NBA, ESPN, The Orlando Magic, Zara, Latin Grammys, Telemundo, Univision, LIV, Wilhelmina Models, NY Model Management, DKNY, Full Sail University, and many, many more. His artists also performed at charity events for Give Kids The World, Make a Wish Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of America, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as the Miss Florida Pagent.
Industry executives who are also friends and colleagues include David Geffen, Scooter Braun, Kevin Holiday, Sylvia Rhone, Ted Lucas, Jason Linn, Damon Eden, Damon Dash, Selim Bouab, Anthony Rich, Johnny Wright, Donna Wright, Elric Prince, and many others.
National Director of Radio Promotions
STEVE CHAVEZ helped put many unknown artists on the Grammy, Billboard & Multi-Platinum map through radio promotions.
At JamMar Moguls and 441 Entertainment, we are honored to have our dear friend and colleague, Steve Chavez, on our Grammy team. Steve is our National Director/Consultant of Radio Promotions at JamMar Moguls and 441 Entertainment.
Steve Chavez has close to 30+ years under his belt, working with some of the BIGGEST names in music and entertainment. Beyoncé to Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Ariana Grande, Justin Beiber, Justin Timberlake, Drake, The Weekend, Madonna, Jhene Aiko, Michael Bublé, and the list goes on and on.
If your favorite music artist has a HIT on the radio, Steve probably had something to do with it. His IMPRESSIVE credentials have put many unknown artists on the national radio map to superstardom.
In the early 90s, as the former Regional Radio Promotions Director at Interscope-Geffen-A&M, Steve Chavez worked with Eminem, 50 Cent, G-Unit, The Game days, and many others. After Interscope-Geffen-A&M, Steve Chavez went on to Asylum and Warner Brothers and worked on big Texas stuff: Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Bun B, Lil Flip, to name a few. He has also worked on the Trill Weeziana stuff (Webbie, Boosie, etc.).
As an Independent, Steve Chavez has also worked with Baby Bash, Frankie J, Chamillionaire, Pitbull, Magic, Fat Joe, Tyga, Iggy Azalea, Yung Bleu, Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Gunna, Bad Bunny, Ozuna, DeLaGhetto, Erica Banks, Young Dolph, T.I., Lil Dicky...and these are just a few.
Latin Grammy, Billboard
& Multi-Platinum Winning Producer
CRIS ESCUTI is the original ghost co-writer for Enrique Iglesias's song 'Bailando,' which spent 41 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and went 4X Platinum RIAA.
Cris Escuti, a Miami local, is a musician, songwriter, and music producer. Escuti began his musical journey as the lead guitarist and songwriter for Miami-based "Latin Grammy" nominated Spanish rock band "Volumen Cero." Signed to Warner Music Latina, Warner Chappell Music Publishing, and Sesac. Escuti recorded and released 3 full-length albums and multiple EPs with his band. In addition, he has performed and toured extensively alongside artists such as "La Ley" and "Juanes." After Volumen Cero, Cris worked on a project with G-Schulz and released an EP with SONY/ZMG Music in a compilation album alongside Pitbull, and Don Omar, among others.
Escuti has also written and produced the "Serendipity" album for the anglo pop band "Krys Ryan."
The Chilean-born is currently working on songwriting and producing, as well as working on an independent release for his new up-and-coming projects.
8 Times Grammy Nominee
Producer, Engineer, Composer
Robert Brooks, known professionally as 'Diamond Barz,' is an American record producer, composer, and songwriter. He is a frequent collaborator of fellow singers and rappers like Pleasure P, 21 Savage, and Troy Ave, to name a few.
Diamond developed his love for music at age 1 with some of his favorite artists like Stevie Wonder, Bee Gees, and Queen. To save money, Diamond drew upon his experience playing in church and began making beats for rappers. He gained local acclaim when he began producing beats for Def Squad thanks to Greg "Big G" Taylor. Soon after, others like Too Shorts former artist Joe Rizzo (courtesy of Up All Nite Records) began asking for his compositions. Early in his career, Diamond Barz would give away his beats for free to build connections and garner more publicity. The first song he produced that received a radio play on V103 in Atlanta was "Super Thick" by Chubby Relle. The success of "The Weekend" by Grind ft/ Pleasure P motivated Diamond to continue producing. In 2007, he recorded his first of many collaborations with Pleasure P.
Along with other accomplishments like "Gotta Have You," he is also an 8x Grammy nominee during the 50th Anniversary on "LDB" (Progressive Rock version of Little Drummer Boy), to name a few. Like many other musical geniuses, Diamond Barz has been and will continue to make his mark in the music industry.
Online Radio Broadcasting
TAIWAN BARBER aka "TOO DEEP" Artist and owner of The KFSM Radio Network LLC with an audience reach of 2.3 million listeners and growing. Bloody Rain Productions MixleplixTv LLC.
Too Deep started out his music career as an Indie artist from Buffalo NY. His early introduction to the music scene began in 2002, in the Tri-Cities Washington area, where he collaborated and recorded over 500 songs within a span of 4 years. In his first live performance, he opened for Chamillionaire. In 2006, he moved to Spokane, Washington. There he founded Bloody Rain Productions and signed and managed 14 Indie artists.
In 2008, he relocated his family to Andrews, TX. After a successful show production for the Tejano Super Car Show, he was offered a job as the main stage manager. Too Deep went on to open for, book, and create relationships with major artists like The Ying Yang Twins, Twista, Bun B, Baby Bash, Lil Flip, Snow Da Product, KirkKo Bangz, Bone Crusher, Slim Thug, Lil Keke, Z-Ro, etc. which later lead to an opportunity creating and hosting a radio show, he called "Turn Up Tuesday" for 2 separate internet stations.
As his influence, celebrity contacts, and relationships began to grow, he found himself relocating his family and business to Lake Charles, Louisiana. It did not take long for him to find the music scene and explode again. He produced and headlined with UGK in his first live show in Lake Charles at one of the hottest nightclub called "Dunbar's," which featured 14 local artists. This allowed him to further propel his career and connect with Baby Savage “GOG- God’s Of Grind," which led to touring with GOG and opening up for Lil Flip, Bone Crusher, Young LA, Ray Lavender, The GS Boys, Bone The Mac, and others. He later became Head Promoter, where he collaborated with Anthony Landry, the Booking Manager for Lil Webbie. The collaboration leads Too Deep touring with Lil Webbie, Savage Life, Bun B, and Lil Boosie throughout the USA for a year.
In 2017, Too Deep again relocated his family. This time to Raleigh, North Carolina. After a week of arriving in North Carolina, he was presented with the opportunity to become
Co-Owner and host for one of the radio stations in Raleigh. Too Deep's already established radio show he had built years ago called "Turn Up Tuesday" became the main draw for the new radio station in Raleigh. The offer was a bargain and Too Deep accepted and began to rebuild the station's entire programming layout and became Co-Owner. He later renamed the radio station, "The KFSM Radio Network".
In 2018, Too Deep relocated to Cleveland, OH with his family, and today, "The KFSM Radio Network" is one of the few BDS internet radio stations in the United States that also offers DRT (Digital Radio Tracker) for all of its artists. KFSM Radio is also syndicated with major stations like The Ryan Show (Produced by Eric B from EPMD), The Tru Skool Show with King Trick, The House Party Show hosted by Lonzo The God Father, and DJ Known and Radio Supa with TJ Supa. KFSM Radio also features a host of live DJ shows from all over the world. Looking to expand to TV and Acting, Too Deep continued to grow his studio and began to create video commercials to advertise his brand. His work got noticed by several internet TV stations and he was asked to produce and host a TV show for their networks, but Too Deep decided to explore other avenues and was blessed with the opportunity to start his very own Roku and Amazon Fire Stick Channel with his show "Guess Who's Trending." This became the start of Mixleplix TV LLC.
Today, Too Deep's "Guess Who's Trending," now streams live and “VOD” on MixleplixTv on Roku, The Amazon Fire Stick, and HHNTV (Hip Hop Network TV). which features artists from all over the world and headlined by a string of celebrity contacts. “Guess Who’s Trending” Mixleplix Tv also hosts “A Whole Lot Of Game Podcast”, “Hold No Barz V.S Show” and “Celebrity Talk Interviews” where he hosts Live internet interviews (with Celebrity artists like Bizzy Bone, Montel Jordan, S. Childs of WU-Tang, Murphy Lee of The St. Lunatics, Trill Will, 2K Ponce Juno, Official Apollo, The Dove Shack, Mondeezy Manager of Bush Wick Bill, Jonte Hall, DJ Taz of 2 Live Crew, Damon Feldman The 16 minute Man, J-Stylez, Sexy Physco, K. Davis, Supreem DR of 144,000 Chosen Few, and many more.
Too Deep has now teamed up with JamMar Moguls and 441 Entertainment. He continues to create new music with producers like Zues, Klark Kent Beatz, and Arron Peil. His music can be found on all streaming platforms by searching Bloody Rain Productions, Imtoodeep, or Taiwan Barber.
Rising Star Producer
JamMar Moguls is pleased to present Aaron Peil as one of our Rising Star Producers on the JamMar Moguls team. Aaron’s passion for music and creating, his drive and determination to hone and perfect his craft, and his ability to listen, grow, and evolve, have really impressed the executive team at JamMar Moguls. Aaron is open to new sounds and new ideas and can translate that into great music.
Aaron grew up in Portland, Oregon listening to west coast music, where his sense of music styles was influenced by Mac, Dre, Tupac, Brotha Lynch, E-40, and many others. When an auto accident and DUI, almost cost him his life, Aaron started a journey of self-reflection and decided to move forward with his passion for music and his work as a music producer. When asked what he would be doing if he wasn’t a producer? Aaron’s reply was, “Probably going crazy, music is more than just music, it’s therapy to me. I can release all my emotions through the keys.” His dream is to produce Grammy hits and his motto is “never stop learning and never stop grinding.”
At JamMar Moguls and 441 Entertainment, we are honored to have Founder, CEO/CFO, and Creative Director Marlana Alden. Marlana is an innovative and savvy business executive. Her business acumen, eye for top talent, and attention to detail have been considerable assets to the team. She is often behind the scenes in major meetings with top music, entertainment, film, fashion, and brand executives. She is a 'no-nonsense,' 'fierce power' behind JamMar Moguls and 441 Entertainment. She has gained the respect of Founder/Executive Marketing Director Jamaica A. Johnson and many others in the music, entertainment, film, and fashion arena. She has been instrumental in recreating the image and brand that was once studio 441, Interlude Entertainment, and Interlude Recording. Marlana has also taken her skills as a respected business leader, investor, mentor, and motivational speaker, to foster camaraderie, respect, and loyalty among team members. As a result, she has created a new culture of teamwork while moving the company in a positive new direction.
Prior to arriving on the music and entertainment scene, she graduated with a Textile & Apparel Design degree at the University of Texas at Austin. A talented fashion designer and entrepreneur, she started creating one-of-a-kind gowns for private clients after graduation. She is also a fashion stylist and makeup artist. Today, Marlana uses her business acumen, and fashion background, to bring together some of the top talents and executives in music and fashion. She is one of the driving forces helping artists land modeling, and branding opportunities, and revamp their image.
Her love for business has led her to many business ventures as an entrepreneur and investor. She is trilingual and finds creativity and the thrill of creating companies, the motivation behind her hard work and success. In addition to running a successful music and entertainment business with partner Jamaica A. Johnson, Marlana has practiced healthy living for nearly 30 years. She continues to give back by mentoring and helping others live a healthy lifestyle, change their health, and change their finances. She has helped change the lives of tens of thousands of families worldwide and continues to mentor and develop successful business leaders for the past 10+ years. She has business associates and teams under her tutelage throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, South America, Mexico, United Emirates, Canada, and the USA.
Marlana is a God-fearing 'Superwoman,' When she is not traveling around the world working on music, entertainment, film, and fashion projects, she immerses herself in digital photography and interior design. She is fascinated with smart contracts, blockchain technology, NFTs, the metaverse, and the latest advancements in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Despite her busy schedule, she still finds time for family and friends. She enjoys gardening, singing, dancing, and fine dining. She values superhuman work ethics, authenticity, and loyalty.
Senior VP of A&R, Multiple Award Winner & Grammy Member, Daytime Emmy Judge, Film Producer/Music Supervisor, Soundtrack Supervisor for Major Films, Multi-Platinum Producer
Andrew Lane is a multi-platinum, Billboard-winning pop/hip-hop/R&B producer and songwriter with over 50 million records sold. He was born and raised in San Diego, California.
Andrew has worked with artists such as the Backstreet Boys and Irene Cara, T O-town, Snoop Dog’ Cash money Label for (Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne) and many others. As a producer and songwriter, he has received gold and platinum accreditations for his work with R&B artists Speech, Keith Sweat, and Alsou.
In 1995 Andrew Lane relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, and formed the company Drew Right Music, Inc. In the fall of 1998, he received producing/songwriting credits for three songs on Keith Sweat's “Didn’t See Me Coming” album. Between 1998 and 2001 he produced and wrote songs for Universal, Elektra, and EMI. "Solo" was performed by Russian pop star Alsou and released on Universal Music Russia. It became Russia’s highest-selling single in 2000.
Andrew produced and co-wrote the song “Don’t Even Try” in 2003, which was used in the Disney movie "Pixel Perfect", and became part of the soundtrack that charted for several weeks on the Billboard Top 200.
Andrew moved back to Los Angels In 2006, where he worked on the music for High School Musical and Hannah Montana soundtracks. He produced, mixed, and programmed B5’s version of “Get Your Head in the Game” which sold over 4.7 million copies.
Andrew discovered and produced the Clique Girls in 2007, who landed a record deal with Interscope Records. He has 11 songs featured in the film, "Bring It On (Fight to the Finish)". He has also worked with such artists as Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, Static (Rapper/Producer), and such companies as Cash Money Records, Japan Warner Music Group, Capitol Records, Warner ADA, and Lost Coast Sound.
Andrew has also developed many notable artists: Becky G, Ross Lynch, Blake Michaels, and Julia Michaels. He is also responsible for developing social media stars like Carson Lueders, and Jordyn Jones, as well as many finalists on American Idol and The Voice.
Andrew Lane is the music supervisor for the film Next Level produced by Kristi Kaylor/The Loft Entertainment. He also produced the soundtrack and wrote the music for the film "Next Level." The film is a dance/performance movie, starring top Gen-Z actors, singers, and dancers with a collective social media reach of over 40 million people. Talents in the film include Lauren Orlando, Emily Skinner, Brooke Butler, Hayden Summerall, Chloe East, Ellaorse Kaylor, and Will Simmons. The movie hit theaters in the Summer of 2019. It's currently on streaming platforms like Hulu and Amazon Prime.
Andrew was recently appointed the Vice President of Network Content on Share TV. Andrew Lane is also Grammy Voting Member and Daytime Emmy Judge. Andrew also stays busy teaching summers at USC's 'Trio program.'
Latin Grammy Producer,
Larry Coll is a Latin Grammy winner and 3X Latin Grammy nominee, music engineer, producer, songwriter, recording artist, and musician.
His musical highlights include:
In 2014 He Wrote “Ayer,” the third single for Sony Music Artist “Susan Green”.
In 2015 He wrote “Lo Que Necesitas,” the First Single of Disney’s Superstar Valeria Baroni.
Later that year he produced “La Bulla” for the acclaimed Colombian Band “Zalama Crew”. This earned him a big reputation as a writer and producer.
In 2017 He wrote three songs and produce two songs for Universal’s artist “Christian Pagán”. Cuando te veo, De Repente, Tumba Yeye.
Later that year, the song “Cuando Te Veo," co-written with Rec808, and Christian Pagán was chosen for Telemundo and later went on the Netflix TV Show “Guerra de Idolos,” as one of the main songs in the show.
Also in 2017, he joins the band “Kerreke” and released their first Album “Kerreke," which gave him great acceptance in the industry. The band's debut was at the Latin Billboards Showcase, at the Fillmore in Miami Beach. Later that same year he produced the song “Perdido Amor” for the Iconic Band “Proyecto 1” featuring Spain's icon, “Rumba 3.”
In 2018 he was nominated for “Album of the Year” for his work as a recording engineer on the album “Soy Yo" by Kany García. The album was also nominated in the category for the 'Best Singer-Songwriter' Album.
In 2019 He worked as a recording engineer for the album, “Contra El Viento” by Kany Garcia. The album was later nominated for 'Best Singer-Songwriter' Album Category and earned him his first Latin Grammy as a Recording Engineer.
He also wrote “Perfecta” for Sony Music's artist “Marger." “Tu Ultima Canción” was written for Universal artist “Pitizion." He also wrote and co-produced “Apaga La Luz” for Universal's artists: Manu Manzo and Co. Larry Coll also wrote and produced “Quiero” for Latin artist Christian Pagán.'
That same year, he co-wrote and co-produced two songs for the iconic band “Proyecto 1.” Songs were “Chanceame” and “Y tu peleas.”
The First Single of Kerreke’s Second Album “Nuestro Juramento” was released on November 1st, 2019. He closed the year as a guest performer in the official 'Latin Grammy After Party.'
He's that kind of modest musical genius who doesn’t mention his amazing body of work or long, successful career when you first meet him. Instead, he’ll drag you into his studio to get your opinion on his next track, always striving to innovate. And with the huge number of quality tunes he churns out, you could be in there for a while.
Austin first rose to prominence with a string of hits on John Digweed’s Bedrock label in 2000 and quickly started seeing his music everywhere. It wasn’t long before Leeds' music had found an honored spot in the record bags of all the DJ heavyweights like Sasha, Victor Calderone, Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Tiesto, Deep Dish, John Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg, Paul Van Dyk, and Armin Van Buuren just to name a few.
His prowess in the studio has not only resonated with fans and some of the best labels in the land. He also caught the attention of some of the biggest artists in electronic music. The list of collaborations reads like a who’s who in the dance music scene and credits him working alongside such artists as Paul Van Dyk, Avicii, DJ Chus, Ivan Gough (TV Rock), Rene Amesz, Redhead Roman, Matthew Dekay, Mac Zimms, and Markus Schulz.
He has collaborated with Avicii & has tracks on Spinning Ultra, Sony, & Warner. In one year alone, Austin had numerous tracks played on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix by the likes of Deep Dish, Murk, Sharam, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, and Seb Fontaine. He has also worked with Starkillers, Nadia Ali, Luke Chable, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Noel Sanger, Jimmy Douglass, Kobbe, Housetrap, Redhead Roman, & Andy Moor.