Cobaine Ivory (BMI)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2014

Cobaine Ivory, a classical composer, producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DJ, is responsible for producing, songwriting and developing hundreds of artists including some of the industries brightest. Over his career, many of the artists Cobaine has produced and written for have performed with Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Young Jeezy, Maxwell, Ryan Leslie, Marsha Ambrosius, Big KRIT, Melanie Fiona, Ghostface and many others. Two artists in particular that he has developed, Outasight and Stalley, have secured major record deals and continue to be successful within the music industry, working with major brands like Nike, ESPN, Pepsi and performing in major shows like X Factor, 106 & Park, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and the Warped Tour, among others.

Cobaine Ivory is known for his refreshingly musical approach towards his production, crediting that to his predecessor, Quincy Jones. Cobaine works hand in hand with each artist, crafting the music specifically for their project. His personal approach leaves audiences and artists with a deeper connection to his creations, and his experience makes him fully capable genre to genre, whether working with 5 or 50 musicians.  In addition to being a music producer, Cobaine Ivory is an artist himself, writing and composing music for his rock band Live from Paris!, Blues/Hip-Hop group CharlieRED and his Classical/Hip-Hop piece Tristate of Mind, performing it in the grand ballroom of the world-famous Webster Hall with a 13-piece orchestra. Many of the works that Cobaine Ivory has produced have been featured in many media publications like MTV, VH1, Okayplayer, Centric, Giantstep,and 2Dopeboyz, as well as many other publications around the world.