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About ISM
The Ism Sound network is a music industry organization and promotion firm comprized of a group of Industry resources, professionals and artists serving as a one-stop information and solution center for established businesses, aspiring artists, and entertainment entrepreneurs. Our mission is to provide a unified community, and market force that serves as a vehicle for members so that they may access opportunities, access target market promotions and enhance their careers.

Our mission is executed through our interactive website: www.IsmSound.com, our newsletter database of over 12,000 recipients, Our annual product distribution line and through the implementation and execution of industry events, networking functions, panels, seminars, showcases, educational workshops, demonstrations and more.

In addition, because of our network and marketing efforts, events and seminars, Ism continues to build a strong base of members and a target market of consumers which provides prime branding opportunities for various companies and products.

As both promotion firm and organization, we are supported by sponsors and clients who want to reach out to our market. In the past, Ism has provided over 2.5 million viewers worth of market coverage for the following: Virgin Mega Store, Martell Liquors, Bacardi Silver, ASCAP, BMI, Bacardi Raz, Budweiser True Music, Miller Genuine Draft, MIWorkshop.



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Management
Founder Ibi Cole
At the risk of being unconventional, I’ll do this in the first person. I Founded Ism Sound in January of 2001 while a Junior at Columbia College, Chicago. As an artist and an entrepreneur, I understand the complexity and frustration with making connections, meeting headstrong and influential people as well as finding resources that won’t waste time or money. I started Ism because after spending years trying to do it all alone, keep my own contacts with my own resources, I realized that this journey wouldn’t be nearly as hard if I worked together with others, shared ideas and contacts to find the best resources, complete tasks and do it all the most efficiently. Two heads are always better than one. So imagine 500 or 5,000 or even 5,000,000. It’s pretty simple, when you think about it and fortune 500 companies do it every day with junctures, mergers and alliances. It’s time that we empower ourselves and learn from the examples set before us. I know this is new and I don’t deny that in my young age I have a lot to learn. But here’s the great thing; thanks to this network, I don’t have to do it alone and neither will you.

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Board of Advisors
Al Ursini - Studio Chicago
Andrea Harley - Atlantic Records
Brian Harris - Jive Records
Carl West - Midwest Gap - Truth Magazine
Caryn Lee - Warner Brothers Records
Charles Edwards - World World Entertainment
Damon Clark - City-Alert.com
David Jackson - MCA
David Leonard - JMA Jeff McClusky & Associates
Dinah D’Antoni - Planet Sound Studio
Eric Sexton - Icee Records
Happy, Nita & Woody - Across The Board Marketing & Promotions
Heather Nelson - Law Office of Heather Nelson
Jerome Kemp - Columbia
Jerome Simmons - BRE Magazine, MRMA
John Monopoly - Hustle Period Entertainment
Jonathan Harris - Smoke FX
Joseph Leonardi - Joseph Leonardi & Associates
Kenneth Brandy - C.W.O.L. - Legendary Traxter
Leonard McDowell - BMG
Lisa Boutte - Universal Records
Maurice Jefferson - 312 Entertainment
Maze Jackson - MazJac
Mike Dunn - Dunn Ruff
Mike Love - WGCI -
Monique Spence - Sony Music Distribution
Reggie Hopkins - Music Industry Workshop
Shala Esquire - The Movement
Sharath Cherian - Founder HipHopDX.com
Shawn Murphy - ASCAP
Spike & Jamahl - We Hustle Crew
Sundance - W-GCI
TJ Armour - VIP Television
TJ Crawford - Rolling Out Magazine

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References/Testimonials
Ism Sound Brings Results.

"THIS IS GREAT! Think of the unlimited sources of talent here in Chicago that can either be signed right away or developed into platinum artists - where an artist has an option that's never been offered since CHESS Records & CURTOM Records. I am very proud to be part of the solution & I will publicize this as much as I can among my peers. MAESTROISM will be the key to a lot of futures in the Midwest."

-STEVE 'MIGGEDY' MAESTRO
Mixshow Director, WGCI/WVAZ
Syndicated DJ Producer

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"All bases are covered with all of the resources within Ism! When Chicago blows and takes it rightful place in this music industry, Ism will be a big reason why. I'm glad to be a part of it!"

–TJ Armour – V.I.P. Television Online and Cable entertainment and video programming. www.VIP3K.com

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"MaestroIsm is what Chicago needs to move to the highest level of a community based music industry that supports each other. I fully support this project and recommend other music organizations to become involved".

–Kimo Williams- Columbia College Management Department

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"Ism is doing what alot of artists and production professionals always just talk about doing. DAM (Digital and Analog Media) is proud to be a contributing member to Ism and the local Music Scene here in Chicago".

Ryan – DAM! Studios – Featured in SCREEN Magazine

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Ism networks only the most efficient studios. "Serious musicians should know they will never get a High Quality, State of The Art, Professional Recording or Mastering job done at a low budget studio."

–Al Ursini - "Studiochicago" www.StudioChicago.com – Professional Recording Facility

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“I have been telling my students at Columbia College for years that the synergy created by networking was the key to being successful in the entertainment industry. I am happy to see the professional vehicle you have created to allow entertainment professionals to network.”

–Joseph A. Leonardi, Esquire
312 236-5011

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“The presentation is so impressive and the whole concept of Ism is so…new age. Audioism is something that definitely makes you interested in the organization. Looking at is one thing, and then putting it in was a whole nother. You’re mapping out your destiny.”

– Lisa Boutte – Universal Music Group

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The Ism sampler is the bomb! Great production value.

Paula Harris – Groove Parlor – Syndicated TV Show

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"The AudioIsm Networking Party. This is Amazing. It's wonderful what Ism is doing for artists and the Chicago Entertainment Scene. I'd love to be a part of it again."

The Diz - Of Mike Luv & the Diz "The Bad Boys" - WGCI Radio

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AudioIsm Showcase and Networking Party "It was a great event. Great People. I had a great time. They should definitely do it again."

Brian Harris - Jive Records

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"Ism is definitely a growing company and making their mark. They have a sincere notion and a dedicated mission. I really support them."

David Jackson - MCA

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"I was truly impressed with the performances and it takes a lot to impress me, I'm a publicist."

Christi Harbor - Christiwithani Public Relations

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"One of the Best showcases I've ever seen"

Dewayne Holmes - Jaguar Entertainment

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"Great opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing a career in
the music business. Be sure to subscribe to the Ism Sound Newsletter!
It's FREE and filled with information on events that will help you get
noticed in the music industry."

Michael Stagg
Founder/CEO
Tribal Instinct Entertainment

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I am in utter admiration, and cannot express the respect that Girl Friday Inc! has for your organization. What you guys are doing for the Chicago music industry is amazing.

Mechelle - Girl Friday

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Ism sound has created a great oppurtunity for us in the networking arena, in which we have been able to grow on.
--Marcus L. Strother/TableFunk Muzik Inc.

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Success Stories
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Ism Sound Member Production team Smoke Fx's Producer Bam of Devus Entertainment gets one of his tracks included on the Biker Boys Soundrack.
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