Steve Ivey (music producer and writer) 17 time # 1 Billboard with multi Emmy, Grammy, Dove,
Tele winning awards. Steve's music has been in the the Billboard Top Ten sales charts for an
astounding 1000 weeks, over 10 million units sold as of 2015 and still counting with music he has
produced and written.
Steve began, IMI (Ivey Music International) where he writes music, creates, records,
and distributes music and video. IMI has grown to have a global reach with over 15,000 retail
outlets and 60 online retail sites. He began the company as a junior in college at Mercer University
studying classical music. Steve was singing in Italian, French, German and playing classical piano
during the day and singing, writing, recording pop music and playing guitar at night. He continued
to earn a Masters degree in marketing as well and that foundation of studies in music and marketing lead to building IMI. Steve's first recording success was writing, producing, and playing all the instruments on a Chevrolet commercial. He continued to write songs and produce other artists as well as products of his own which lead to touring and performing over 800 shows all across the US, Europe and Asia.
Steve produces and works with numerous other music companies such as Sony, Warner Brothers,
Provident, EMI, Curb, NBC, ABC, CBS, Dollar General, Walmart, The Weather Channel among others. Top artists he has produced music on include Dolly Parton, Aaron Neville, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill,
Blackhawk, Billy Dean, UrbanNation, Wild Animal Baby, The Care Bears, The Hello Strangers,
Duck Dynasty's Mountain Man, Alexa, BeDoTell, Slidawg, The Oak Ridge Boys, Thomas Kincade,
Mark Wills, Special Olympics, UrbanNation, Make A Wish Foundation, Operation Christmas Child,
The Great Plains Opry, The Salvation Army, Blessing, Jonathan Wyndham, Betty Cantrell and numerous others.
IMI studio is located at The Sound Kitchen Studio Complex where Steve records, writes, and as
a musician of various instruments produces and distributes recordings with millions of copies sold
in 20 countries around the world.
Steve has been awarded in multi genres of writing and production including pop, kids, bluegrass,
country, urban, black gospel, celtic, folk and comedy.
As 2015, IMI has globally sold over 10 million CD's, 14 million songs. Steve is producing several projects currently in various genres which include Pop/Rock, Americana, Kids, Christian, Reggae and Comedy.
In 2011, Steve decided to diversify and started another company called Simon Solar. Steve had the
idea to build a solar farm in his home state of Georgia on his family land. This company has now
built the largest solar electric plant east of the Mississippi River at 30 Megawatts which is enough
power for about 7000 homes annually. The plant is in full operation as of December, 2013.
For more information and aerial view visit www.SimonSolar.com
Steve is married to Sandy and they have two great all star hockey playing sons,
and a great dog. When not with his family or in a studio, he spends his time on
tennis courts, flag football fields, snow skiing, hockey rinks and/or on a beach snorkeling
somewhere as often as possible.
I V E Y M U S I C I N T E R N A T I O N A L
Steve (left) jammin at home at 18 yrs old with first guitar. (also pictured, l to r, Chris Ivey, Alan Mitchell, Wray Ivey
L A R U E R E C O R D S
Steve performing at The Great Plains Opry