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History

From an inspiration to serve, IMBC was born...

IMBC started from pure inspiration.

In late 2014, Andre Mullen was inspired and encouraged by his pastor to create a music business conference that spoke to his desire to serve and educate the Christian music industry. After colloborating with his business partner, Manuel Garcia, the two decided to undertake the call. Manuel, a Miami native, flew to New York and for 5 days, the two sat behind close doors to strategize and plan what would be the inaugural debut of The Inaxxs Music Business Conference.

Their desire for the conference was simple: educate Christian music professionals, creatives, content creators, and supporters on music business principles that often go overlooked resulting in loss of revenue and resources. “There are many people in this industry that we believe should be realizing a greater rate of return on their investment”, states Andre, “That investment is spiritual, mental, physical – creatively. For those that know The Bible, when you sow a seed, you should be reaping a harvest. There’s nothing wrong with the system. It’s just making sure that you know how the system works. Too many of us don’t know how the system works. It’s our desire to change that; to educate creators so that they can do what they love as a career.”

“When you sow a seed, you should be reaping a harvest. There’s nothing wrong with the system. It’s just making sure that you know how the system works and many of us don’t.”

For IMBC 2015, Andre and Manuel enlisted some very important entities to help bring a level of professionalism and excitement to the conference. Marketing and creative design was covered by cousin Anthony Gibbs of Designz by Ant Gibbz and friend Ryan Wilson of 3rd Lounge. Additionally, TaQuinda Johnson of T.Marie Media Group took the helm as the publicity and social media management arm of the conference.

The conference included some of the industry’s best and brightest speakers in the media and music industry: Keynote speaker and business coach Andre Taylor, social media strategist and entrepreneur Ariel Hyatt, film producer Emelyn Stuart, and artist and entrepreneur and co-founder of NoiseTrade Derek Webb.  These speakers, surrounded by quite a few others including Emmy award winning songwriter Michael Whalen and entertainment attorney Joyce Dollinger made the conference comprehensive in its approach and successful in meeting its goal of educating artists on how to establish and further their career in the music industry.

The IMBC is the ultimate destination for Christian music professionals, creatives, content creators, and supporters are provided the knowledge, tools, and connections to build a sustainable career in the Christian music industry.