In this episode I talked with Billy Johnson Jr about his new company Media and Repertoire. Billy has had a lot of experience in the secular world that he has been able to transfer into the Christian media realm. Here is a little more about Billy Johnson Jr:
Billy Johnson, Jr., a former senior editor for Yahoo Music, is a media consultant, publicist and music journalist with more than 20 years experience.
Billy founded Media & Repertoire in 2016. The digital public relations agency offers media placement, content creation, strategy, coaching and social media services for clients.
Media & Repertoire’s clients have included Flavor Flav, Long Beach Indie International Film, Media & Music Festival, Derek Minor, Jenesse Center, and others.
In 2018, Media & Repertoire launches the annual #NoStigmasAllowed Everyone Deserves Mental Wellness mental health series funded by a mini grant from California Mental Health Services Authority and Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
As a journalist, Billy has conducted more than 1000 interviews with the likes of Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, and Eminem. He joined Yahoo Music (formerly LAUNCH) in 1998. Prior to joining LAUNCH, he was the Executive Editor of Rap Sheet newspaper that hosted the Rap Olympics in 1997 that spawned a then unsigned Eminem; and the Editor-In-Chief of the Riverside Black Voice News.
His work has additionally been featured in Vibe, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, The Source, Upscale, Word Up! and more. He wrote Chris Brown’s first cover story for Vibe and was a contributing reporter for Entertainment Weekly’s coverage of the deaths of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. Additionally, he wrote an essay about The Neptunes production duo for the book, Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey.
Billy has appeared as a music expert on various media outlets (The Insider, CBS This Morning, BBC, Fox) and was featured in Usher’s Behind the Music, and Unsung episodes on West Coast hip-hop legends YoYo and DJ Quik. He got his start in entertainment writing the fan club newsletter for Ruthless Records artists J.J. Fad whose song Grammy-nominated song “Supersonic” was sampled for Fergie’s “Fergalicious.”
Billy is based in Los Angeles area with his wife and their set of boy and girl twins.
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