C.E.O - Chief Executive
Elizabeth Johanson is the owner of Chicago Executives, an all inclusive record label, management and artist development firm, that was created with the independent artist in mind. Chicago Executives develops and manages independent artists, prepares and services each artist for touring and distribution while nurturing their development in the music industry.
Elizabeth started her career in broadcasting at Illinois Media School with a focus on radio production, broadcasting and hosting. She then continued her education in audio technology and a degree in music business at SAE Institute, Chicago. With the direction of Katie Crane ( Director of Programs, Tour Smart) and Martin Atkins (original drummer for Nine Inch Nails and owner of PigFace Records and author of Tour Smart), she focused on creating a business built around the independent artist, their brand and business formation. Elizabeth specializes in business development, artist development, helping artists create a focused goal of an album release, social media presence, and branding. Elizabeth tailored the company to focus on each individual's needs and help people in the music industry legitimize their business while laying the foundation for success.
With all attributes in line she created an artist funded tour that helps artists generate income, album sales(counted towards Billboard), and creates a fan base in territories not normally associated with each artist.
Elizabeth has also created multiple events and showcases. “The Women in Music”, a networking event to expand networking and opportunities for women in music in Chicago, in cooperation with Next Showcase, Mark Hubbard Network and Complex Studio’s. “Awards Weekend Showcase”, an artist showcase during the BET Awards, filmed by the CW17 and broadcasted in July of 2019. “The Paper Chasin Tour” and “ Kids Summer Jam”, a week long camp for kids to learn the basics of music creation starting with beats, songwriting and DJing followed by a kids music showcase. This event is in cooperation with Next Showcase, Mark Hubbard Network, CHI Gives Back, Creative Cypher and Haven Studio.
In 2020 Elizabeth recognized the need to pivot normally physical business operations to a much needed online presence that would supplement and replace the normal activities artists, promoters, managers and more would use to communicate with fans and showcase music. In doing so, Elizabeth and Sasha Go Hard created the first virtual concert in Chicago for artists to obtain slots and perform virtually while using chat features and social media to engage with fans and other artists. Chicago Executives has also offered more virtual workshops, music reviews and distance learning classes to aid artists during the pandemic. All while preparing to release a NEW website in early March 2021 to give independent artists more resources to further their career online.
Atlanta Division Office
Enin Perryman, A.A., B.S.H.S., M.H.A., D.H.A, D. Div. stage
known as “ENIN THE ARTIST”& Dr. Perryman host of “The Dr.
PERRYMAN RADIO SHOW”, was born in Chicago, Illinois, reared
in Clarksdale, Mississippi and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. A
Recording Artist with a style sure to capture the essence of the soulful
ears of a multi-genre of listeners.
His rich sound and alluring lyrics bring a musical blend of Rhythm
and Blues, paired with Gospel, the story telling qualities of Country
Music all fused into a fresh sound that shows his rich Mississippi
Delta influence and rearing. Singing in rural churches since the tender
age of five, his grandmother picked up that there was something
different and very special about Enin; He was groomed for music
success and graduated from the Fresno High School of the Arts
(Fresno, California). After High School, Enin decided to take on a
different path as he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in the Gulf War,
yet building a European following for his music while touring Europe
and gaining fans and supporters throughout the world.
As a singer and songwriter his talents have afforded him opportunities
and notoriety with many recording artists, music producers, and
industry heads to include performances and collaborations with: R.
Kelly, Paris Red, Freddie Jackson, Rev. Al Green, Chuckii Booker,
Pattie Labelle, Boyz II Men, Roger and Zap, Larry Gettens of Cool
and the Gang, Usher, D Angelo, DRS, Prince, Joe, Silk, Tevin
Campbell, Damien Hall, Portrait, Special Generation, Quincy Jones,
Brian McKnight, Snoop Dogg, Brandy and the American Music
Awards. Rev. Dr. Enin Perryman is well accomplished and holds
multiple Degrees as a Graduate of East Mississippi Community
College with an Associate of Arts Degree in General Education,
Kaplan University, Ft Lauderdale, FL, holding a B.S. Degree in
Health Sciences, The University of Canterbury, UK, holding his
Doctorate in Divinity, a Masters of Health Administration at Capella
University and is currently matriculating in the Doctoral program in
Health Administration at Capella as well, leading up to a Double PhD.
He continues to write record and sing his variety of R&B, Soul &
inspirational music to bring joy and love to the world.