Nelson Johnson

Eighty Five Productions

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Nelson K. Johnson was born in Pontiac, Mi and is the founder of Eighty Five Productions, LLC, a music production company that specializes in composing custom music for film & television. Eighty Five Productions, LLC works directly with production companies, music supervisors and music coordinators to build relationships and become a go-to music production house. These direct relationships help to increase placement opportunities. Nelson has the ability to put together teams of composers and writers in order to deliver high quality and custom music to clients in a short turnaround. Since the formation of Eighty Five Productions, LLC, he has helped, mentored and represented over 20 music producers who landed their first major network television placements and feature film credits. Eighty Five Productions, LLC’s productions have been heard in television shows like MTV’s “The Challenge”, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Black Ink Crew, Love & Hip Hop, Born This Way, Life Of Kylie, Kourtney & Khloe, Real Housewives, Below Deck, Southern Charm and more! Nelson has music supervised the feature film Deadly Sexy (Siri Austin Entertainment) and composed the original score for two seasons of Craig Ross Jr.s MONOGAMY(Urban Movie Channel) and The Heart which aired on The CW/Fox Richmond. When he is not composing original scores or creating custom music for independent projects, Nelson is lending his knowledge and expertise in Music Licensing to others as a personal instructor & mentor.


MTV, VH1, BET, BRAVO!, E!, ESPN, NETFLIX, WeTV, TV One, FOX, THE CW, TV Series: Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy (2 seasons), The Heart, Films: Deadly Sexy (Composer/Music Supervisor),Where Hearts Lie (Composer)