Steve has written, recorded, and produced music around the globe for a wide variety of music artists, music for film and television, and music for corporations. He has written and produced music in various languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese that is sold in 21 countries. As a multi-instrumentalist (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, mandolin, dobro, banjo, harmonica, percussion) and vocalist/harmony vocals, Steve has produced/recorded/mixed over 325 albums,
1000's of songs and the list continues to grow.
Some of his music collaborations include writing and/or recording with:
Carly Pearce. Dolly Parton. Mark Wills. Blackhawk. Oak Ridge Boys. Bill Anderson. Vince Gill.
Crystal Gayle. Ricky Skaggs. Willie Nelson. Billy Dean. The Jordanaires. Rhonda Vincent.
Jim Lauderdale. The Hello Strangers. Colonel Littleton.
Smoky Mountain String Machine. Stetson. Slidawg. Bill Whyte.
Aaron Neville. Operation Christmas Child. UrbanNation.
Duck Dynasty. Mountain Man. Bath & Body Works.
The Weather Channel. Salvation Army.
BDT. Big Stuf. Focus On The Family. The Issacs. Charles Billingsley. Rick Cua.
Morgan Cryar. Dennis Agajanian. Farrell & Farrell. Lifeway Youth Conferences.
The Care Bears. Janet's Planet. Wild Animal Baby. Faith, Hope & Lullabies.
Mike Rowe Dirty Jobs. The Vampire Diaries. Access Hollywood. Renovation Nation.
Ugly Betty. VH-1. The Weather Channel. The E! Network. Army Wives.
Jim Carrey film 'Phillip Morris'. The Simple Life 1 & 2. Special Olympics.
Coyote Ugly. Glen Close and Mila Kunis film 'Four Good Days'. Selma.
Anita Ward. Blessing Offer. UrbanNation. Hallelujah Heritage. Church It Up.
Angela Brown. NAXOS. Von Ives Orchestra. The London Symphony.
NBC. ABC. Warner Brothers. Nissan. Chevrolet.
Country Music Hall of Fame. The Grand Ole Opry.
Ivey Music International
17 time #1 on Billboard
2 time Emmy Award winner
4 time Grammy Award nominee
3 Tele Awards winner
6 time Dove Award winner & nominee
"Ivey Music International" named
Billboard Record Label of the Decade
Over 18 Million products sold
Over 325 Albums produced
over 1000 weeks in the Billboard Top 10
Gracie Award Winner
Music in 21 countries
Picking Up Pecans
11 Steps to somewhere
Coming this Fall 2020....
Steve's new book which reflects the course he has created LAUNCH and teaches once a year at Belmont University for Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry. Based on actual stories and roads of Steve's success as an entrepreneur.
More info to come.
Steve Ivey, entrepreneur, musician, producer, music writer, speaker, author, 17 time # 1 Billboard music producer with multi Emmy, Grammy, Dove, Tele awards as winner and nominee. Steve's music has been in the the Billboard Top Ten sales
charts for over an astounding 1000 weeks, with more than 18 million units sold as of 2020
and still counting with music he is writing, producing and recording.
Steve began his entrepreneur journey with incorporating his first company, IMI (Ivey Music International) at age 20
and the company has grown to have a global reach with music in over 40,000 retail outlets internationally.
He began the company as a junior in college at Mercer University while studying classical music.
Steve was singing Opera in Italian, French, German and playing classical piano during the day
for his Bachelor of music degree and then singing, writing, recording pop & country
music and playing guitar at night around middle Georgia.
He continued his education to earn a Masters degree in marketing and that foundation of studies in music and
marketing lead to building IMI into other music business areas including a booking agency, artist seminar company,
boutique record label, music distribution, brand management & publishing companies. Steve's first recording success
at age 20, was writing and playing all the instruments on a Chevrolet commercial. He continued to write songs and
produce other artists as well as products for his own band which lead to Steve signing as a writer/artist to
Warner Brothers Chapel Music. His international touring and performing concerts lasted about a decade
and over 1000 shows all across the US, Europe and Asia playing every type of venue
from stadiums to fairs and festivals to churches and dive bars.
Steve's work in the studio and other music business endeavors eventually took a front seat
and he stopped performing with his band to focus 100% on building IMI. His song writing, studio work
and recording lead him in to producing and working with numerous top artist's, TV shows,
movies, companies and popular brands. IMI became an international success story.
Steve decided to diversify his entrepreneur efforts and while still running IMI he started another company in the energy sector called Simon Solar, with the idea to build a solar farm in his home state of Georgia. Steve had built 5 recording
studios and from this experience in technology, the solar industry was just the right fit to overlap his knowledge of deal
making and technology. Simon Solar created the largest solar electric plant east of the Mississippi River at 30 Megawatts
which is enough power for about 8000 homes annually. The solar plant is in full operation and will continue making
power for decades. Simon Solar is continuing to build other solar energy projects. In 2020 Steve
combined his two companies while helping Mercer University rebuild the world renowned Capricorn
Recording Studio and also put solar on top of the building to have renewable energy recording.
For more information visit www.SimonSolar.com
In 2017, Belmont University Dean of Music Business School asked Steve to construct a course for young music
entrepreneurs based on his long term success in a tough business. Steve put together the course he calls LAUNCH
and he teaches this course once a year to upper level students. Steve is currently writing the book to accompany
the course which will be titled "Picking Up Pecans...11 Steps to Somewhere". Picking up pecans and selling
them to the local Co-Op was Steve's first entrepreneurial endeavor at the age of 12 and the lessons
learned then carried over into international success.
Currently, when not making music in a recording studio or advising young entrepreneurs and companies,
Steve spends his time on tennis courts, by the pool, on a golf course, at Tennessee Titans or
Nashville Predators games, on a beach or a ski slope.