Indie Music Management is a company made up of Artist, Musicians, Videographers, Photographers, Sound/Backline Companies and Recording Studios to form an Industry independent of the status quo. We organize, promote, produce and market Indie Concert Tours for our Artists. From R&B, Hip Hop, Smooth Jazz, Spoken Word, Gospel and Rock. This company was formed for you, The Independent.
Bryan Nesbitt - C.E.O.
Producer, Engineer, Musician--Bryan Nesbitt had a vision to open doors for Independent Artists to expand their brand and tour by forming a company to help make sales, and build a fan base. With his hand selected team, the vision is sure to be a success.
The story began in 1985 when Bryan became the bassist for a popular local Memphis band called The Press. The Press was one of the top Memphis cover bands. From there Bryan became studio engineer and session musician for Reverend Al Green where his career got underway. Under the direction of Cato Walker, Bryan co-produced the 48hrs. album with The Bar-Kays on The Basix Music Label. Later that year, Bryan became Musical Director for the group as they toured the U.S. and Japan from 1994 to 2002.
Bryan has also performed with such artists as; Regina Belle, Glenn Jones, Howard Hewitt, Phil Perry, Micheal Phillips, The Dazz Band, The Ohio Players, Con-Funk-Shun, George Clinton, Waymon Tisdale and soo many others.
Marchelle Sharpe - SR .VP
Marchelle Sharpe studied E-business and Web design at CTU and Business Management at Davenport University. Her love of music and writing comes from her early years of playing the violin and flute. During high school, she honed her writing skills and garnered the Quill and Scroll Award for journalism. She was also the only student to be in the Who’s Who Among American High School Students in 1988 for business from HPCHS.
Writing in the background for local artist and her knowledge of A & R, she shelved some of her projects, to raise her children. Working as a Project Coordinator for a local health insurance company, she decided to use all her knowledge in business management to transfer over into artist management; specializing in personal development.
She believes that Personal Development, in the life cycle of an artist, is just as important as their “gifts”. Music is a universal language and she enjoys seeing people “move and groove” to many different genres of music.
DeAndre' Williams - VP
DeAndre Williams began playing drums at the age of 3 and can be found in the family photo books with sticks always at the ready. He is a graduate of Specs Howard School of Broadcasting where he studied Broadcast Journalism.
Since graduating, he has toured with several bands; Blind Energy, The Classmates and The Dramatics featuring Willie Ford, to name a few. He is now in Concert Production where he continues to tour around the country with major artist and concert promoters. When DeAndre is not on tour, he can be found either in the studio or developing up & coming talent into Artist.
Duane "Fatty" Mahone - Director of A&R
Producer/Engineer ---Duane "Fatty" Mahone owner of DaMusic Lab Recording Studios located in Pontiac, MI.
Duane Mahone, aka "Fatty" , Professional DJ and Sound Engineer, was born and raised in the city of Pontiac, Michigan where he started his musical journey at an early age.
Duane opened Da'Music Lab Studios to develop up & coming talent in the city of Pontiac. Since then Duane has worked with such Artist as Lil Boosie, Jazzy Pha, and others. With his expertise, he designs recording studios to help artist get the sound that they are looking for.
Da Music Lab Studios has taken it further now with mixing, mastering, duplication and merchandise printing for all of your promo and touring needs.
D.J. Source - Production Management
Arthur Weems, aka “DJ SOURCE”, Professional DJ, Music lover was born in Highland Park, MI and currently is a transplant residence of Hollywood, Florida. He started music from an early childhood. He plays the xylophone and drums. In 1978-79 he began playing music locally and at family functions. His music started being a daily routine throughout his schooling. Known for his versatility, DJ Source decided to return to Highland Park each year to DJ for Highland Park’s Music Festival.
DJ Source expanded his territory and has reached many heights in his career. His love for many genres of music can be found in repertoire such as jazz and reggae. You can find him on tour with various artist such as Elephant Man, Marcia Griffith, Guy, Sean Paul, Eric Benet, Keith Sweat, Najee, DMX, Pit Bull, The Whispers, and Freddie Jackson, to name a few. He loves Reggae and Techno music as well. He’s more than just a DJ, he does Sound Engineer which includes such positions as: Front House, Monitor, Drummer, Line Tech.
He is currently working on Electronic Music and thinking of pre-and post-production for Vigilante Cartel (David People) doing Reggae music. His influences came from his parents who sang opera for a living. He also visited his grandparents who are from Jamaica. Today you can find DJ Source traveling the nation with his talents.