Corey Johnson

Defenders Ent

Corey Johnson is a British born music producer, record label owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He has been a guiding force behind some of the biggest success stories from the UK commercial and underground community, steadily developing and nurturing their growth and driving the expansion into the mainstream for the last two decades. With a career encompassing music, business development, brand building and youth work he has established several media companies who work alongside each other in a creative hub known as Digital Holdings Empire. His most notable achievement to date was the licensing of Crazy Cousinz & Kyla’s single ‘Do You Mind’ through his record label Defenders Ent. The track was used for Drake’s worldwide smash ‘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.

Defenders Ent

London, United Kingdom

Established in 2000 seeking to provide artists with the autonomy to pursue their creativity freely. Giving the fans artistry they deserve. Defenders is the home of new, raw and undiscovered talent. There are two strands to the Defenders business; Record Label and Management; THE RECORD LABEL strand of the business has had an impressive roster of releases over the past few years, ranging from Rap/Hip-Hop, Dancehall, and Grime to UK House. Working alongside some of the largest promotion companies in the UK and distributed by international powerhouse “Pias”, the Label has become a force to be reckoned with. THE MANAGEMENT – and original strand of Defenders formed in 2000, and is home to acts such as UK House connoisseurs Crazy Cousinz and MC Versatile, the UK’s leading Dancehall artist “Stylo G”, Singboxer “Daniel Sheehy”, producer “Kodi Starr” (responsible for Dancehall hits such as Call Mi a Yardie) and others.


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