Statement on the Future of IVM

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Attention friends, family, and loved ones. This is the statement on the ending of the IVM Record Label and what to expect from this website in the future…. Please read on. The site will operate the same way it has the last 20 years.

October 21st, 2020

Attention friends, family and loved ones

As of today, I am beginning the process of stopping operations of the Indie Vision Music LABEL.

My final release with IVM will be Nate Parrish “Bullets and Blades” Single due out this Friday (you don’t want to miss out on this track).

It has been weighing heavy on my heart to even consider stopping this label side of things. I’ve poured my heart, soul, and wallet into this division of Indie Vision Music since the very first release of Light The Way “Grace” Ep back in January 2017. Light The Way truly are a band all about HOPE and I pray that through these releases, you were all filled with a little bit more of it especially in this depressing time we live in.

It has been an insane ride with thrilling ups and devastating lows. Times of joy and times of pain. Much like this journey I’ve been on for a good 20 years now, it’s one roadblock after another. The well has run dry in a financial sense. After awhile you kind of start rethinking things and realizing that if you are pumping more money into something than you can ever get back, it’s not self sufficient and is doomed to fail. I would do this till the day I die if someone bank rolled it but in my case that ain’t gonna happen and I need to know my limits.

I have slowly begun the process of taking down a couple releases from digital markets and many others wont be renewed next year. I will continue making all the compilations you see on digital markets available and some of those super old releases as well as a select few newer ones.

So where are we now?

Well, good news is that this website isn’t going anywhere. It costs minimal amount to keep a website operational and I can afford the hosting plan. I just can’t afford to spend money on any other items like physical music media and the like. The website will continue to operate as normal at indievisionmusic.com and there will be more news, reviews, and interviews in the future. I will even have more time to focus on the site rather than all the other stuff.

StoreFrontier tshirt/hoodie store will remain up for the foreseeable future. I will keep the Storenvy CD/Tape/Vinyl store working until I sell out of most of it and then it’ll be closed down.

Bandcamp will remain up as is, so make sure to support IVM and grab some tunes direct from the store.

Thank you all for supporting this brief Indie Vision Music “Label” re-launch and I hope you found some new bands to listen to. It’s been an absolutely honor to work with every single one of these artists who are very talented at what they do.

For me personally this journey has been fraught with disappointments, let downs, mistakes, wrong decisions, but at the same time, an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. I feel like I’ve been at this same point more times that I can even remember in 20 years. You long time fans know what I’m talking about. Go, STOP, Go, STOP, Go, STOPPPPPP, and so on. I truly feel like a failure sometimes to the point where I just question where my place is in all of this. It’s tough. I’m my own worst enemy.

Well, the show must go on as they say and I am ready to move forward (without spending countless amounts of dollars on everything).

So with that said, we will get back to posting news and more content at the website here and less label hype.

Thank you,

-Brandon Jones/IVM

For years now, I’ve been chasing ghosts In this haunted house I call my home These monsters have got me on the run And I can hear them say: “You’re not good enough – you’ll never mean anything to anyone, anyway.” There’s a light In the dark There’s a burning in my heart It’s hard to see myself The way You do There’s a voice In the void A calling I cannot avoid I am Your lost son but I am so loved But most days are better than the others I find distractions keep away the bummer But when the world slows down and the lights go off I’m left to bare-knuckle box with my demons in the dark Oh dear God; Oh dear God Let me never forget When it seemed hopeless You never left You picked me up When I was facedown in my own mess For years now, I’ve been chasing ghosts In this haunted house I call my home I’m at the door with matches and gasoline The only way to You is at the end of me – “Holy Ghost” by Light The Way

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squid
October 22, 2020 1:00 pm

Thanks for giving us this site and for cranking out some new tunes. While it is sad to see the label portion of IVM end, at least the site will remain and will give us a new place to find some bands that otherwise wouldn’t have gotten much exposure.

I know that neither of these groups are on the IVM label, but I do want to thank the guys at the site for introducing me to My Epic and DENS. Great, great stuff.

Keep on keepin’ on my friends!

David @ TPR
October 21, 2020 9:52 pm

Thanks Brandon for supporting our scene. IVM has some great releases, and you’ve really helped a lot of bands through your IVM platform. Looking forward to the next phase!

MrM
MrM
October 21, 2020 7:31 pm

Sorry to hear the news, but I am really glad to hear the site is staying alive. Please don’t drain yourself dry Brandon! We appreciate all you do but want it to be rewarding for you and your family as well.

Phil metalhed
Phil metalhed
October 21, 2020 7:07 pm

Saw this comin, but it duznt make it any esia 2 take. Maybe da silva linin is dat we wil get an update 2 da monthly “album release list”+ mor consistent album reviews?

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Phil metalhed
Phil metalhed
October 23, 2020 1:02 pm
Reply to  Brandon J.

Yw, “brandog”. I wil also take dat as a “yes+ yes” 2 my ?s, lol.

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Ty DeLong
October 21, 2020 6:39 pm

I’ve found more than a few great bands through the label and site over the years. Thank you for tirelessly promoting quality faith-based music!

Timo Cuoco
October 21, 2020 5:21 pm

Thank you for doing your best. YHWH smiles!

Christian Music Releases
October 21, 2020 5:00 pm

Well, this is an opportunity for IVM artists to be truly independent. I’m sure you’ll continue to support them through reviews and news.

Christian Music Releases
October 24, 2020 3:27 am
Reply to  Brandon J.

Which is exactly why we love to come here, to find the releases that aren’t being heavily promoted by the mainstream.

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