We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Brandon Jay. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Brandon below.
Hi Brandon, thanks for joining us today. Can you talk to us about a project that’s meant a lot to you?
The most meaningful project I’ve ever worked on is building IMA. When I first embarked on this journey in the summer of 2013 I had no idea how to accomplish it. I just knew exactly what I desired to accomplish. To create an entity that represents real talent with real substance. It means everything to me to help people reach their full potential.
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers?
Originally from Columbia, SC, Brandon got his break in Radio on WXRY 99.3 FM having his own on-air countdown show, playing songs from Maroon 5, Goo Goo Dolls, and Jack Johnson.
He has also conducted organic authentic record promotion with both iHeartRadio, Cumulus, CBS Radio, Radio One & Alpha Media broadcasting FM Top 40 & Urban Radio stations. Brandon’s written and recorded commercials and they have played on the radio in multiple markets on Clear Channel – iHeart Media Radio Properties.
In 2008, Brandon made the move to Hollywood, CA to take his talent to the next level. As an Red Carpet Host, Brandon has interviewed the “A-List “ of Entertainment celebrities such as, Paris Hilton, Josh Duhamel, Snoop Dogg, Nick Cannon, Jeannie Mai, 50 Cent, Tracey Edmonds, Roy Jones Jr, Jamie Lee Curtis, Backstreet Boys, Kat Graham, Tiny Lister and many others. His content has been featured on national/international outlets such as TMZ, Daily Mail, Hollywood Unlocked, Ok Magazine, Yahoo News, Getty & Wire Images and Medium just to name a few.
Brandon’s proven ability to deliver high quality.compelling content with integrity has created an impressionable trademark and a hallmark to fame in Hollywood.
What’s a lesson you had to unlearn and what’s the backstory?
Something that I’ve learned in the years of being in the Entertainment Industry both in front & behind the scenes simply could be best defined as purpose is everything. When I first started building IMA I truly didn’t understand the purpose. After years of working on multiple projects I’ve come to the realization that we are nothing without purpose. Asking the question why am I doing this and how is this going to create real change in an ever changing society.
Looking back, are there any resources you wish you knew about earlier in your creative journey?
If I would of truly understood what crowd funding is all about I may have been able to accomplish more in a shorter amount of time. Had I known the implant of multiple social media outlets I would have focused on Tik Tok a lot sooner.