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What We Do

What We Do

Develop • Foster • Innovate

JPS Projects is...

+ a diversified entertainment company specializing in artist management, digital marketing, and label services

+ formed by John Schmidt in 2016 after managing and consulting premiere talent around the Midwest

With a background in digital marketing, and experience in music licensing, concert production, and development, we cater to our artist's needs with creative strategy and innovative marketing approaches. We try to keep costs low and engagement high, all centered around badass music.

Our Mission

To develop and foster independent talent through integrity and creativity.

Our long-term vision is to have a transparent, systematic management company that influences the culture at large.

Working on new music full time is BOTH’s goal for this year if manager John Schmidt hits his mark.
— Omaha Magazine


  • BOTH is the 2015 recipient of Artist of the Year and Best Hip-Hop/Rap by Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards

  • Jagaja's debut album received favorable press in Argentina, Japan, and across US college radio (read)

  • Oketo was recently a Featured Artist in Seattle Alternative Radio's Seattle Voices

  • Twinsmith's Stay Cool is the perfect summer playlist (listen)

  • Oketo has surpassed 2M Spotify streams! (listen)

  • Grew Jagaja's Pandora streams by 5,000% (listen)

  • BOTH's new single #FLASHDRIVE gained 18,000 organic plays in 2 weeks (listen)

  • Oketo recently played live sessions with Audiotree, NPR Music, and Sofar Sounds (watch)

John Schmidt's professional education includes a BA in Music Business Management from Columbia College and
a Master Certificate in Artist Management from Berklee College of Music.