Average Joes Entertainment has formed AVJ Records, an Atlanta-based urban imprint. The first two signings include Nappy Roots and Bizarre.
Heading the new Atlanta office will be Average Joes Entertainment CEO Shannon Houchins as President and Jason “Boogie” Brown as Vice President.
The company began in 2008 and launched Colt Ford who has sold over 200k units over four titles released in the two years. Ford has also scanned over 500k in digital track downloads. Other country artists on the label include Brantley Gilbert, Josh Gracin and Matt Stillwell.
Brown managed Grammy Award-nominated Rapper/songwriter Attitude; launched AtlantaUrbanMix.com and played an integral role in assisting DJs like DJ Holiday, DJ Infamous, DJ Scream and The Empire expand their mixtape distributions systems.
Houchins served as staff producer for Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Productions for three years and produced remixes for such diverse multi-platinum recording artists as T.L.C., Usher, Jagged Edge, and Kut Klose.
Contacts for the new office of AVJ Records are 404-428-7161 or [email protected]