Music4Life was created in 2005 by R.J. Johnson.
R.J. is a broadcast professional who has worked in
radio, televison, and audio in Austin since 1985.
Why "Music4Life" ?
The name was suggested by a friend of mine. When I
heard it, I knew that it was perfect immediately! It
just made my heart sing. Music has always been my
passion from the time I was a child (thanks mom
RJ - The DJ:
I grew up digging in my parents huge record
collection, always making cassettes. In 1984, I
bought my first set of turntables at a pawn shop
and started buying records and playing at home. I
did house parties, then went on the air on Austin
Community Radio in 1985 while still in high
school. I am currently the production manager and
host of a Tuesday night program there. I am
thankful to have learned so much about music,
production and how to produce great radio.
RJ - The Coach:
I am also a professional coach and trainer. I use
my coaching skills and experience in business to
coach people to make a living doing the things
they are passionate about. During the planning
process, I coach you and give you feedback on
which songs or events to choose.
RJ - The Musician:
As a teenager, I used to jam out with drumsticks
on the couch that set was up like a drumset. After
high school, I bought my first drum machines and
starting doing beats for artists I was working
with. Later, I began to learn to play drums by
putting on records and listening to every note and
playing along and learning. I enrolled at Austin
Community College and began taking drum lessons. I
still play around town with different groups and I
am one of the lead singers with my band Vida
Deluxe. I also play bass guitar and keyboards.
RJ - The Photographer:
I have a big passion for photography. My
photography company is PicsInTheMix and I am
probably one of the only photographers who DJs
while shooting in the studio. It's great to play
the music that my clients enjoy and capture some
amazing images. If you need help producing your
slideshow, please ask and I am delighted to help
you create it with a custom soundtrack that fits
While in college, my focus was audio production,
announcing, and television. I have a home studio
where I create radio spots, produce music with my
record label, Music4Life, and put together special
mixes and edits for clients. One of my favorite
things to do is to interview couples about when
they first got together and record that for
inclusion in their grand entrance or slide show.