Before Jenn began her career in media, she was a 7 year old Doors fan, a master mix-tape maestro, witching hour indie rock radio DJ, and competitive trumpet player.
To say that music has always been her passion is an understatement. That same passion drove her to start a career in production. First in post production, then as a fully fledged producer with JWT and Select/NY. Her work in both traditional and non-traditional media helped expand the work of clients like Smirnoff, JetBlue, Unilever, The Diamond Trading Company, Davidoff and Swarovski.
It was through that work that she found a new way to use her knowledge of the industry and personal network of insiders in sales. She has helped bring business to Tool of NA, Radical Media and most recently, B-Reel.
Though it was her first love that brought her back to music at MAS. In addition to filling a creative role as EP, Johnson will simultaneously lead sales strategy and the development of MAS’s direct-to-brand division. She will seek out growth opportunities for the company, working closely with agencies and her wide array of contacts to expand the company’s horizons to include new types of work. In particular, Johnson will bring renewed emphasis on partnerships with fashion brands. When she’s not helping brands and agencies find the perfect music for their projects, you can find her spinning electro at one of her shows at Pianos in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Creative Advertising, Alex added over 6 years of ad agency experience. His career began at Doe Anderson in Louisville, KY working on national and international brands such as Valvoline and Maker's Mark. He then moved to NYC, where he has spent the last 5 years as a content producer for Young & Rubicam. There, he was positioned on their flagship global account Colgate-Palmolive. Overseeing numerous TV productions domestic and international, he has worked on such notable brands as Colgate, Irish Spring, Men’s Speed Stick, Palmolive, and Campbell's.
Recognizing Alex's acumen for producing, and musical talents, Y&R utilized him as a hybrid music / content producer on all Colgate Palmolive brands. Having the marriage of those two passions resulted in a natural transition into his new role as Producer at MAS.
With accomplishments ranging from distinguished awards of excellence to pro bono productions that successfully raised necessary funding, James decided to step away from the ad agency world in 2011 to pursue new professional goals. James married his knowledge of strategic branding and production with his passion for music by partnering with music vets Gabe Hilfer and Jim Black to create MAS, a fully integrated one-stop-music-shop.
In his new role, James oversees new business development, strategic planning and execution of music, and TV production as it relates to sonic branding. James has spent his entire professional career developing solid connections with senior level producers, creative directors, editorial houses and music companies. His uncanny ability to identify emerging talent in the industry combined with his unsurpassed working relationships across the industry will ensure that MAS will represent and deliver only the best of what the music industry has to offer.