I’m the founder of MIC PGH – the IMBM has been my baby since 2009. I’m the entrepreneur behind all of this, because I started as a musician (well, I still am one, hence the passion & real-time relevancy behind the IMBM mission.) Like a ton of musicians, I grew up in a musical household: dad was a radio DJ/drummer, mom was a professional church organist/choir director. Kept little notebook diaries and started writing songs in in 3rd grade; started obsessing over George Winston in 8th grade and wrote hella-depressing piano-solo stuff like Holocaust themes for school projects/plays. I dabbled in trumpet (I sucked), percussion (idk how but I got away with never having to play an actual drum but thank god), jazz piano (hands were too small but I LOVED this one), and opera voice (I still study this one!). Now I'm millaze -- piano-improv alt trap music that bears the first rounds of all the IMBM experiments. Shoutout to On Tap Productions and ders/FM Snö for helping make that music dream come true. What else. I’m also a cycling/kickboxing/mindfulness instructor at the YMCA. I happen to be trained in corporate consulting, market research analysis, steel and industrial manufacturing because I went to business school to begin studying the IMBM solo, and I ended up in many places along the way to build up the fund$ to startup MIC. Also, if I don't mention here that I want a dog so much that my heart aches, then you would walk away not knowing me at all.
It's not in Cali, it's not in Pittsburgh, it's the world Millaze created out of desperation to understand a lost love. And you're finally welcomed inside.
Before you watch Andrew Chris's long-awaited movie/album experience "Dream Hop", here are all the secrets to hunt down!
A producer with some natural remix chops, unsatisfied with just following the sonic trends -- we're watching him set new ones.
Dream Hop is finally released, and we're finally sharing the behind-the-scenes of this creative audio-visual savant and chill fun peaceful Toaist we're stoked joined MIC as an intern in 2016.
She's an indie with an immigration-inspired origin story, a dream of world domination through heavy metal, and a fancy for fencing
If you’re watching the hip hop scene in Pittsburgh, get ready to follow Lucius Soze.
Singer/Rapper Lazy JP and wordsmith Barz Blackman mix Hip-Hop and Indie Rock
Is "How Do I Get More Fans?" the question you should be asking?
Adam Meyers proves you can go after your love of music and end up a solo artist, in a band, and able to help charities
Listen to Buffalo Rose's new single "The Last One" live tonight at Schenley Park -- and stream their modern folk all day to get pumped for it!
Wale drummer Eric Curry took my cycling class because he doesn't miss a beat staying in shape while touring the country! Here's how he meets his music career and fitness goals with a tour bus life.
We welcome Pop Thief into the MIC MVMT and hear their thoughts on our dope PGH indie music community (it's so much more than just "networking")
MVMT-Welcoming Dan Getkin and the Twelve Six, who share why it's great to control your own destiny by being indie musicians
The unapologetic indie band Bad Custer reps PGH’s “rugged, loud, and full of surprises” spirit
Welcoming PGH indie band A Little Less Human into the MIC MVMT, and sharing their story on how 1 fateful Uber ride made it all happen.
See behind-the-scenes of There You Are, a PGH indie band that embraces the freedom of being indie.
Standard Broadcast is the mastermind-organizer behind the Indie Rock Fest -- see behind-the-scenes of how a rock band incorporates a cello and does everything on their own, indie-style.
PGH's Jaywalker goes from high school fun to true PGH indie music scene success
MIC's client Kellee Maize took us to Hollywood, and Davin Wood's music made her Pop Star character nail the part -- here's how to be a successful indie composer like him.
The Red Western on food, beating Foals at basketball, and the best parts about being indie
The Mixus Brothers, Jebbh and Red Mixus….two brothers out to avenge their slights.
Welcome The Hills and the Rivers to the MIC PGH Publishing Catalogue! Catch them busking around town this summer!
Punchline Lead Singer Steve Soboslai is back in Pittsburgh, and gives some solid advice for indie musicians with their product development.
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