Sean”Jo Blo” Johnson
Sean “Jo Blo” Johnson has been working in the music business as an artist manager, consultant,Artist Developer music publisher, music distributor and producer manager in Atlanta for over 20 yrs. His company called Jo Blo entertainment started out co- managing Outkast on their debut album Southernplayalistic when he was just 21yrs old, he also co managed their Grammy Winning producers Organized Noize, also doing Road management for Goodie Mob feat. C-Lo. During his days with Organized Noize he worked with artist like T.L.C. (Waterfalls), En Vogue, Tony Rich and Society of Soul,Cool Breeze, Big Rube and Witchdoctor. Also, during that time he discovered a 14yr old singer named Lauren Barnett who he later went on to broker a recording deal with singer Perri “Pebbles “ Reid and her label Savvy Records/MCA. Others “Jo Blo” (a nickname he got from Outkast) has worked with over the years are Ludacris, Lil Jon, Akon, T-Pain, Bobby V, Codi Chesnutt, K-Naan, Jagged Edge, Xscape , Bobby V, Mista,Scooter Braun, Chaka Zulu, Laronda Sutton, Babyface, L.A. Reid, Kevin Liles, Greg Street, Tina Davis( Chris Browns manager) Lenny S( Def Jam) Blind Fury and Jermaine Dupri and just to name a few!
Most recently Sean has been managing producers and songwriters as well as doing music publishing and consulting. One of his clients is Platinum producer Isaac Hayes III a.k.a. Ike Dirty who is also one of his business partners. Together they launched his production company Chart Control. Under the Chart Control label they have artist Nic Paper and producer "Squat" who recently has placed records on rapper's "Plies" (Atlantic records), "Roscoe Dash"(Interscope) "Maino" (E1) and Lil Niquo (Def Jam)! Isaac and Sean also went on to Executive Produce multi-platinum hip-hop artist Ying Yang Twins. Isaac went on to produce a song with Super Producer Red One (Lady Gaga, Pitbull). Sean was also the groups manager. They went on to release the new single "Fist Pump" via Jo Blo Entertainments distribution deal with Ingrooves, the single then got the attention of Super Hip Hop Producer Jermaine Dupri and was re released via Epic records and L.A. Reid. Jo Blo’s partnership with Ingrooves also gives the ability to distribute books digitally as well! With the Ying Yang Twins, Sean also went on to manage Teen sensation D.J. Kidd Luke, who made his nationwide T.V. debut on the “Tosh.O” show on comedy central! Nic Paper another one of Sean's’ management clients, most recently was featured on Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkinds new label venture All Def Digital as single of the week for his song “Doubletime” ! Also Sean is currently working with and consulting for EDM label Big Management who represents dance superstar Chris Willis who is one of David Guetta’s main singing collaborators! Also working with their artist Alicia Madison, Kaci Battaglia and Alex Serena! Sean most recently started co-managing 2x Grammy Nominated songwriter Rob A! Rob has written 2 #1 hot 100 singles for Rihanna “Disturbia” and Chris Browns “Forever” Rob has also written songs for Usher, Zendaya, Carl Thomas, Bobby V, Mario and Enrique Iglesias.
On the T.V. and film side of the business Sean has been working with and consulting for Goldie Taylor. Goldie is and has been a political and social correspondent for MSNBC, CNN, and HLN! Goldie is also an author and Documentary Producer, having just completed a documentary on her hometown of East St. Louis, Illinois called “The other side of Grace”! Goldie is force to be reckoned with in the world of politics and social justice! Sean also consults for stunt coordinator and film director Keith Davis. Keith has appeared in several motion pictures as a stuntman and coordinator, such as the Spider Man 1,2,3, 300, Selma, Divergent, Hunger Games and many others. He is also director of his own web series and several indie films!
Another one Sean’s clients is Personal Chef, food stylist, food and style blogger Bren Herrera. Bren is a very sought after personal chef, having been featured on such shows as the “Today Show” with Carson Daly as well as with Kathy Lee and Hoda! Bren has been on several networks cooking and talking about her original cuban fusion recipes! Bren has a very popular food blog called Flanboyanteats.com
Sean and Jo Blo Entertainment have also began working in the tech space developing new Entertainment business Apps such as AuditionRush.com, Hip Hop Zilla.com and MP3vidi.
Sean and Jo Blo Entertainment also knows how important it is to give back to the community and to help raise the next generation of kids who want to be executives, artist, managers, producers etc. We want to help the next generation with education, health and philanthropy! Sean’s hope is to inspire many through music and giving back! Also having faith in God!
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