Music Industry Involvement and Highlights:
IN THE RECORDING STUDIO
Studio engineer and/or producer/co-producer in recording sessions with TG Shepperd, T. Graham Brown, American Idol Top 20 finalist Hailey Vaughn, Jordan’s Bridge, Sherry Anne, The Mark Dubbeld Family, Mercy Mountain Boys, Solid Gospel’s New Artist Search Winner Lonnie Weible & Downpour, The Tacketts, The Angela Lilly Trio, Steve Hess & Southern Salvation, Tonja Rose and many others.
Management of Mansion Radio Promotions for over 10 years, including developing digital release platforms to radio and coordinating over 21 volumes of Mansion’s Radio Hits compilation disc releases to Gospel, Country and Bluegrass radio formats.
Developed and launched RadioSingleMP3.com to deliver high quality MP3 releases to radio (Active from 2009-2015).
Promotional campaigns to radio with supporting releases by artists such Triumphant Quartet, Three Bridges, Allison Speer, Palmeto State Quartet, Crosby Lane, Benjy Gaither, T Graham Brown, Tonja Rose, East Ridge Boys and others. In the Spanish radio market for Elizabeth Vera, Herencia MX and Denis Castillo.
Development and launch of MusicaParaLaRadio.com in 2020 to provide music to Spanish Radio.
PRODUCER – CO-PRODUCER
Over the years John has been honored to produce or co-produce several albums and singles with artists such as the Resident Artist at The Ark Encounter – Steve Hess & Southern Salvation, Tonja Rose, the East Ridge Boys and others. In the Spanish language market he has produced music for Elizabeth Vera and Denis Castillo.
Production director & editor for The Singing Cookes ‘Legacy of Love’ DVD 2014
Editor and developer of the Mansion Music Roku Channel. Roku is one of the leading IPTV providers in over 8 million homes.
Co-creator, director, editor of the popular Christian Music TV show, Nashville Country Revival, hosted by Darrel Freeman and seen on many national networks such as Daystar, Heartland TV (formerly TNN), TCT, Bluehighways TV and many others
Producer, director and editor on numerous concept and lyric videos for artists such as Brad Davis, Crosby Lane, Trick Pony, T. Graham Brown and others with national television exposure and viral social media response.
Project Coordinator (and contributing songwriter) for the Billboard Video Chart Top 5 DVD, ‘Sherry Anne LIVE!’
Director of Publishing for the Welcome Home Press/BMI catalog which included songs like “Going Away Party” and others.
Director of Publishing for Mansion Entertainment which has included chart songs such as “Don’t That Sound Like Heaven” – Palmetto State and “Forgive Myself” – Three Bridges.
Owner of Avid Group Publishing/BMI and Spiritual Music/BMI catalogs containing copyrights recorded by Charlie Pride, Johnny Paycheck, Brad Davis, Jim Louderdale, The Florida Boys, Allison Speer, The Pfeifers, The Collingsworth Family and many others. (Music placements in film and television including the CBS television show, ‘Young Sheldon’)
PRESS, MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media and web developer for Mansion Entertainment, Nashville Country Revival, The Louisiana Hayride, Country Johnny Mathis and other entities
Press & Publicity for Homeland Entertainment in 2000-2001
Press & Publicity for Mansion Entertainment
Website development for numerous sites such as CountryJohnnyMathis.net, SouthernGospelIndustry.com, NashvilleCountryRevival.com, RadioSingleMP3.com, TheMansionEntertainment.com, BestNewWorshipSongs.com and others
RECORD LABEL MANAGEMENT
Managed Mansion Entertainment from 2014 to the present which included working with Sony RED for distribution of Gospel, Bluegrass and Country products. This included distribution and release of artist albums by T. G. Sheppard, Trick Pony, John Berry, Benjy Gaither and T. Graham Brown (Grammy Nominated ‘Forever Changed’ and ‘Christmas With T. Graham Brown, both Cracker Barrel placements). Multiple national charting radio releases.
WRITER, BLOGGER & AUTHOR
Monthly article contributor to The Singing News Magazine, ‘Life In A Song’ for 3 years. The Singing News is the largest Christian Music publication and premier print magazine with over 200,000 readers in 50 states.
Personal blog to share music business insight with aspiring artist, songwriters, musicians, etc at SouthernGospelIndustry.com for 2 years. (no longer active)
Feature cover article for Christian Voice Magazine, previous monthly article contributor to SGNScoops.com, previous monthly article contributor to SouthernGospelTimes.com.
Author of the book, ‘The Songwriter’s Guide To Taking The Next Steps’, available in Amazon, Kindle and iBooks.
Creator of the ‘Songwriter Hook Book’ series available in Amazon.
Voting CMA, Dove Award and GRAMMY Member
Industry participant for GMA’s IMMERSE luncheon at Lifeway in 2014 to share with emerging songwriters
Industry panel and participant for The Elijah Conference (God And Music Academy) in Nashville for 2 years
Devotional speaker for Creekside Gospel Music Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN
Worth It! ’19 (a music driven worship conference) – St Louis, MO
Member of The Souther Gospel Music Guild