Mr Corey Johnson is an award winning, Multi Platinum and Diamond Producer and more recently A.I.M 2022
Entrepreneur of the year, British born music producer, record label President,Entrepreneur, Board member
and Philanthropist.” Troubled teen - turned internationally recognised, CEO and media executive, has received
numerous accolades for his successful work in music/businesses and London youth charities. Corey’s most
recent achievement was winning Music Entrepreneur of the year at the 2022 A.I.M Awards (Association of In-
dependent Music) for his work funding Digital Holdings studio which creates a safe space in the UK rap scene.
With a career encompassing music, business development, brand building and youth work he has established
several media companies who work alongside each other in one creative hub known as Digital Holdings Em-
Corey’s work with his record label Defenders Ent and his renowned studio The Digital Holdings have been profiled recently in
media such as Financial Times, Crack, DJ Mag, M Magazine, GQ and the critically acclaimed YouTube Originals documentary
on Drill ‘Terms & Conditions’.
His most notable achievement to date was the licensing of Crazy Cousinz & Kyla’s single ‘Do You Mind’ through Defenders
Ent. The track was used for Drake’s worldwide smash hit ‘One Dance’ featuring Kyla and Wizkid, which went on to become
the third longest running single in the UK chart history, as well as achieving Drake his first Number 1 in Canada, USA and 13
other countries.Corey Johnson is also known for his philanthropy and charity work. Corey set up Community Youth London
(CYL) as a registered charity in January 2007 and since then has received recognition (for its campaigns to raise awareness
for a range of youth and community issues) from local and central government to BBC 1Xtra DJs, the London Mayor’s Office, Transport for
London, Arts Council, Operation Trident (with the Metropolitan Police) and Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark Local Authorities.
Corey is also the founder of creative youth led agency Three Point Solutions. 3PS has run live TV broadcasts including Channel 5 Street Crime
Live, Channel 4 News and T4 Sunday.
They also create bespoke mobile apps, websites and successful app led campaigns for major brands
such as the NHS, Lewisham, Southwark & Lambeth council, Mayor of London, YMCA, CYL, Arts Council and the Home Office.
Corey’s latest venture, SafeZones was founded by two members of the local community that felt the emotional impact of violent images being
shared across social media platforms. It aims to bring together the solutions by creating a template, where community networks are developed
across the country and by providing bespoke training and delivery programmes to each SafeZones location. It is “a great initiative which helps
young people make their way in the music game, shout out to Defenders ENT and Corey Johnson for making all this happen. We all need to work
together and help each other to push the music game, so projects like this can be really important in that respect.” Kenny Allstar (BBC 1Xtra)
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