Mission Statement

We only stand alongside the hardest working musicians; musicians who by their own strength burn a path into today’s music mainstream. We form the team of management, recording, branding, and booking that pushes the hardest working artists ahead to their full journey’s end. We don’t shirk from naysayers. We overcome them. We don’t listen to trends. We make them. We don’t cower at obstacles. We burn a path. 

Brief History

Independent Ear, originally known as Independent Ear Productions was formed in 2011 with the knowledge of the following, Many artists/ bands go their entire lives without getting the recognition they deserve & the music industry is intrinsically flawed. As of April 2014 became incorporated as Independent Ear, Inc.

Pillars We Are Built On

Cooperation- We work with our solo artists and bands to make their dreams happen. We also encourage acts that we sign to help out their fellow label mates to make things happen. We truly do see everyone involved with Independent Ear as family. Independent labels cannot survive without cooperation at all levels.

Motivation and Innovation- We as a label require these two qualities in staff and those signed to our label. We don't see being independent as an excuse for mediocrity. We look to create environments both corporately and with our live performances that pushes individuals to create art without excuses. We want our fans to always feel that they aren't taken for granted. Every time they buy an Independent Ear album or see one of acts live we want to leave them feeling like our acts and our label is worthy to be called their favorite.

 

Community- Here at Independent Ear we have the motto of: We Are Independent But Not Alone. This means we look to not take anyone who supports for granted. That means from staff, signed acts, fans, to our street teams we wish to make people feel valued. We strive to listen to and make people feel like they can stake their claim in our label. We offer diversity in our roster in both genre and in global presence. We are building street teams like no other we engage our fans and we offer a roster of close 20 artists from 5 countries worldwide.

 

Staff Members:

Founder, President & CEO | Phillip Ryan Block
COO, VP, Business Development Director | Felista Sutherland
VP, Artist Development Director | Megan Osinski
Operations Analyst | Jerry Dale Harris
A&R/Business Development Rep. | Michelle Early
Promotions & Publicity, Podcast Host | Matthew Fox
Booking Representative | Alex Kostka
 

Key Partners:

Distribution (Digital & Physical) | The ILS Group (UMG, Caroline)
Press & PR | Working Brilliantly PR
Mailorder Subscription Distribution | The Music Box
Drum Manufacturer | 7drums