I.P.O. Records’ Sony-distributed first release, John Mandeville’s We Belong To Heaven project, climbed into the Billboard Radio Top 5, the CMW Top 5, won CCM Album of the Year in the 2010 Independent Music Awards, and has enjoyed incredible reviews from music fans and media around the world:
“9th Annual Independent Music Awards, Album Category Winner: We Belong To Heaven”
- American Songwriter
“I have been a fan of John Mandeville’s writing and artistry for years. His music and talent is worthy of reaching the largest audience possible.”
- David Preston, BMI
“We Belong To Heaven…a strong tonic for the desperate soul.”
- Greg Wright, Hollywood Jesus (Focus on the Family)
“We Belong to Heaven” is easily one of the most delightful surprises of the year.”
- Mike Parker, LifeWay.com
“John Mandeville’s new album We Belong to Heaven is entirely accessible pop/rock worship…infectiously hopeful and full of insight.”
- Andrea Dawn Goforth, Christianity Today
I.P.O. is equipped with a unique expertise to empower emerging artists. After two decades of navigating success in the music business as a songwriter, producer, artist, and record label entrepreneur, John Mandeville’s real-world experience and proven track-record of developing artists has birthed the I.P.O. Artist Map; an exclusive approach to help emerging artists define their unique path to a music career in the digital music era.
Through the I.P.O. Artist Map and the combined expertise of our network, which includes the minds behind some of the top selling records of all time, I.P.O. is strongly positioned to help emerging artists find their way to the next level – without giving up ownership or control of their music. From helping to define an artist’s identity, to guiding the recording of their next project, or advising on a plan to promote it, our new school approach to old school music business could be the wave of the future.
In business, an initial public offering of stock (also referred to as an I.P.O.) is an opportunity for a business to “go public” and find an audience that will partner with that company in their success. I.P.O. Records was formed around this concept, to provide a unique platform through which emerging artists could be developed and make their own initial public offering of music to the world.