Meet the Team
James started playing trumpet in the 5th grade, immediately finding a strong passion for music and quickly deciding that for the rest of his life he would be doing music. After high school he attended the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies, but switching his junior year to Commercial Music Production and Business Entrepreneurship where he had the opportunity to work with amazingly talented mentors such as: Ashley Shepherd, Kim Pensyl, Tobe Donohue, Tom Haines, Scott Belck, and Matt Hartman. While at school James noticed that musical artists’ biggest barriers centered around finding people and places to produce and record their music, and found his calling in helping artists with just that. Thus, the It.Me.Music label was created! James graduated in 2017 moved to Los Angeles, California, where he continues to work with artists under his label in crafting deliberate, quality music.
Julene discovered an overwhelming passion for music at a young age and spent her high school and college years trying to determine what branch of the industry she was best suited for. It was during her time at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (where she majored in Commercial Music Production) that Julene tried her hand at music marketing and promotion, and never looked back! She added minors in Entrepreneurship and Digital Engagement and started her freelance social media marketing company, Julene Jessel Media. In 2018, Julene became Marketing Manager of the It.Me.Music label, where she has the opportunity to promote great artists and their great music every single day. Upon graduating from CCM, Julene plans on moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles, California and continuing her career in the music business industry.