Janishia Jones is a senior music business executive, entrepreneur, and singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. Raised in Paterson, NJ, Janishia began a long-standing passion for the performing arts as a violinist, self-taught pianist, classical dancer, and trained opera-singer earning her several titles in local talent competitions.
Upon graduating with an Associate in Recording Arts, Bachelor in Music Business, and Master in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University, Janishia has led a decade long career working for some of the most revered music companies in the world including SRC / Loud & Motown Records, eOne LP, and Kobalt Music Publishing. Currently, in her role as a Director of Strategic Integrations & Operations at EMPIRE, a leading worldwide independent label, distribution, and publishing company, her expertise in publishing administration has led her to building systems which have expanded business operations increasing revenues by over 400% within the past year.
As CEO / Founder of Fresh 'N Sassy Productions, Janishia's mission is to bring awareness to socio-economic issues affecting women while showcasing the talents of female executives and artists. She hosts Pub Royalty Queen Podcast as a safe space for women of color in the music industry to share their experiences while navigating white male-dominated spaces.
As Data Scientist & Founder of A Seat at the Table Market Research Agency she presents data research & analysis on intersectionality in order to consult on creating equitable opportunities for marginalized groups within the music industry.
Janishia is Co-Founder of The SEAT, the music industry's premier professional networking & executive search agency where she helms community building efforts in order to lead the charge for diversifying major music corporations.
She is Founder of JukeJoint Foundation a non-profit organization aimed at providing resources in the form of scholarships, grants, and access to music business-related events to women of color in the music industry.
As Voting Professional Member of the Recording Academy's Class of '22,
Janishia has been invited as:
Speaker for 'A Seat at the Table: A Perspective on Women of Color in the Music Business' - Music Biz Association Conference, Nashville, TN '22
Thought Leader for UMG's The Future is Now: Women+Tech
Guest Lecturer for Black Music Action Coalition x Wasserman Music: Music Accelerator Program at Tennessee State University
Panelist for BE THE CHANGE: Women in Music, Music Biz Association '22
Janishia also offers consultation & mentorship for those aspiring to break into the music business as a member of Jammcard.