Janifer I Cheng

New York, NY

I've worked for major labels in copyright & biz dev for over 10 yrs (Universal Music Group, VEVO, RED Distribution, and Sony Music Ent.), recorded & performed for non-profit orgs like the MS Society and Lifebeat, and continue to delve into my potential. Former fashion writer for Betty Confidential, photographer, animator, and pro texas holdem dealer (WPT), occasionally lyricist, performer, traveler, foodie (chef's daughter), and blogger.

Previously EA to Lisa Gelobter, Interim Head of Digital and Monique Ware, VP - Digital Marketing - Shows and Web Originals at BET Networks. Previously coordinator for AdOps at BET Digital. Currently EA for Jermaine Hall, VP and Managing Editor, and Maureen Carter, VP UX and Design, BET Digital.

Registered BMI songwriter (since 2005).

2015: Launched pop culture blogzine TheMassInvasion.com with partner, NYTimes staffer Pedro Rafael Rosado.

2014: Launched OnTheFelt.com, a blogzine focused on casino entertainment and charity events in the NE coast. I won the NY Comic Con Super Week Karaoke Competition.


2012: Became the Head of Visual Media for Actors InC (Actors in Christ); a NY based Christian non-for-profit group helping actors develop their skills in the arts.

2011: Won the Women's New York State Karaoke Champion for the Karaoke World Championships (KWC). I was featured on ABC's Karaoke Battle USA on September 2nd, 2011.

2010: Won the Tech Karaoke Champion during "Internet Week New York's" Tech Karaoke Live Band Challenge. I was flown to Bogota, Colombia, courtesy of Zemoga, one of the top internet companies of 2010 in Inc Magazine.

2007 - 2010: Member of the award winning a cappella group the "Red States" (now "Restated") and featured on their album "No Political Affiliation" in the song "Everybody Got Their Something". Was also a member award winning a cappella group "Kelso" with Nicholas Fox, ranked 5th in the nation by the National Beatbox Championships.

2005: I release the song "Pride" with former rock group Evolution4 on Crazy Baby Records for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees charity album "Voyces United for UNHCR", released and distributed in Europe.

2004: I was awarded Best Female Vocals on a Rap/Hip-Hop track for seven straight weeks from Garageband.com while with former hip hop group HeistClick.

Historian for the New York Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) arcade scene, specializing i

  • Work
    • BET Networks
    • Actors InC
    • Sony Music Entertainment
    • Universal Music Group
    • VEVO
    • Red Distribution
  • Education
    • City University of New York at Brooklyn College