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Celebrity Music Production coach, artist development expert, and new music business mentor ill Factor is reimagining how we invest in the future of music through rethinking how we develop our artists.
Experiencing the valuable lessons in music as a business, Ivan chose to advance by teaching others. By offering exclusive coaching and mentoring to artists, Djs, and Music Producers, Ivan’s goal is to help them embrace their creativity, understand important lessons in building their brand, and provide guidance through the challenges and rewards in todays Music Industry.
“I am often the one to point out the artists blind spots, what they may not want to hear, or see but in such a way that greatly accelerates and enhances their progress in a constructive way.”
From the Bedroom to the Grammys
Ivan began creating music where most everyone begins, in the bedroom fueled by ambition and a dream to turn his hobby into a full-time job. Countless hours of music making and tweaking led to some moments of frustration while trying to get his music noticed. Everything changed when Ivan sought out a mentor and was blessed to be taken under the wing of Jimmy Douglass. Jimmy is a veteran in the music industry with more than forty plus years of experience working with artist from Aretha Franklin to Justin Timberlake. He began sharing his network and insights of the Industry with Ivan which began to help Ivan create relationships with artists and industry professionals that allow him to turn his hobby for making music into a career.
“Everything changed when I was being mentored, and coached from someone who was where I wanted to be.”
Knowing the importance of having someone help you position yourself for success Ivan began pouring into others giving aspiring artist, Djs, and Music Producers a way to experience professional mentoring to help them take their next step. Throughout his years of working with artist Ivan found his own calling as a celebrated coach, and reinvented himself as the artistic authority he is today.