Welcome to Creative Innovators with Gigi Johnson - Creative Innovators with Gigi Johnson

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Welcome to Creative Innovators with Gigi Johnson

Welcome to the 2020 launch of the new podcast, Creative Innovators with Gigi Johnson. Gigi engages with innovators and creators who are changing the way that we create and reimagine in music, art, live events, virtual events, video, film, education, and social innovation. Guests share their work and personal stories of how they became passionate about innovation and transformation in various creative and social change sectors.​

This podcast will inspire current and future change agents who are creatives, entrepreneurs, researchers, and/or community leaders who are seeking inspiration and support. We'll expand your ideas of creative innovation -- changing the ways we create, collaborate, engage, and build communities.

Our Mission

Through our guests’ stories, we aim to inspire current and future change agents who are creatives, entrepreneurs, researchers, or community leaders who are seeking inspiration and support around creative innovation — changing the ways we create, collaborate, engage, change lives, and build communities.


Your Host: Gigi Johnson, EdD


I run transformative programs, speak/moderate, invest, advise, and produce multimedia on creativity and technology.  I taught for 22 years at UCLA, where I ran the Center for Music Innovation and the podcast "Innovating Music," built four industry-connecting programs, and taught undergraduates, MBAs, and executives about disruption in creative industries.  Before UCLA, I financed media M&A at Bank of America for ten years.


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Sponsored and Produced by the Maremel Institute

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About the Podcast

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Creative Innovators with Gigi Johnson
Creative industry change agents who build and create against the grain and with inspired ideas join us to inspire and amaze.

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Gigi Johnson

Gigi Johnson founded Maremel, which runs transformative programs, invests, advises, and produces multimedia on creativity and technology. Her current initiatives include the Amplify Music conferences, podcast, channel, and research with 45 organizations; books on technology and creative work; events on local creative startups; and a new creative industries skills training program. She taught for 22 years at UCLA, where she ran the Center for Music Innovation, built four industry-connecting programs, and taught undergraduates, MBAs, and executives about disruption in creative industries. Before UCLA, she financed media M&A at Bank of America for ten years. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership for change from Fielding Graduate University, an MBA from UCLA Anderson, and a BA in film/TV production from USC.