Vision Statement

Life events can stimulate a range of emotions, leaving an indelible mark on our lives. We, at Made in Memphis Entertainment, are trustees of a community’s hope, stewards of a music legacy and catalysts of a renaissance in music innovation. Our signature music uniquely creates the emotional connectivity that compels us all to repetitively seek to experience life with our ears.

Team

David Porter

Chief Executive Officer David Porter is an internationally renowned songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and a native of Memphis, Tenn. He is ... Read More

Tony Alexander

President & Managing Director Tony Alexander, a native of Columbia, Maryland, is a serial entrepreneur, seasoned intellectual property attorney and... Read More

Hamilton Hardin

Vice President of A&R A Columbus, Ohio native, Hamilton Hardin has become an emerging force in today’s music.  As a multi-instrumentalist/p... Read More

Social Responsibility

Community revitalization begins with a sense of pride. Memphis has seen no greater unifying force or greater era in its history than the ‘Memphis Sound’ of the 60s and 70s when Memphis was the epicenter of all things music. The talent remains, as does the passion for music. However, the generational divide has inhibited the transfer of the immutable principles perfected during the city’s golden era that lead to music that still has extraordinary catalog value while the local industry has diminished. We are committed to bridging this divide by downloading these enduring principles into fertile minds that can incorporate the principles into youthful and contemporary music, while at the same time building a sustainable ecosystem to revitalize and undergird a vibrant music industry in Memphis.

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Made In Memphis Entertainment: The Journey Begins

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Introduction Video

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In the studio with David Porter. Interview with the Tennessee Entertainment Commission (2018).

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David PorterChief Executive Officer

David Porter is an internationally renowned songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and a native of Memphis, Tenn. He is a cornerstone of the legendary Stax Records of Memphis. He recorded his first record as a solo singer at the age of nineteen for local Golden Eagle Records. Porter began his tenure at Stax Records when it was first known as Satellite Records. When Satellite became Stax Records, Porter stopped performing and became the first African American staff songwriter for the company. Within two years, Isaac Hayes joined him as his co-writing partner and together they became one of the top songwriting and producing teams in the entire industry.

David Porter’s songs have been involved in more than 300 million units sold worldwide. Some of his most successful songs are: “Soul Man,” “Hold On I’m Coming,” “When Something is Wrong With My Baby,” and “I Thank You,” to name just a few. Porter also includes in his credits “Dream Lover” by Mariah Carey and “Getting Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith as well as many, many others. In June 2005, Porter was inducted into the National Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City.

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Made in Memphis Entertainment
400 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
901.779.2031

info@mimecorp.com

 
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Tony AlexanderPresident & Managing Director

Tony Alexander, a native of Columbia, Maryland, is a serial entrepreneur, seasoned intellectual property attorney and law professor. Tony Alexander is a business executive whose career has spanned over two decades of progressive experience developing and implementing corporate strategies as well as creating and leading law firm intellectual property and regulatory practice groups. He has been involved in the founding, growth and sale of six previous companies. He is an excellent leader with a solid record of contributions leading to improved financial performance, heightened productivity and enhanced strategic outcomes. As an intellectual property attorney, he is a branding expert and has extensive experience navigating complex entertainment issues generally and copyright, licensing and trademark issues, in particular.

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Hamilton HardinVice President of A&R

A Columbus, Ohio native, Hamilton Hardin has become an emerging force in today’s music.  As a multi-instrumentalist/producer/composer, Hamilton combines vast musical influences in efforts to produce a fresh and relevant sound.  Starting with drums and piano at the age of four, his love for music led him to fluently play 15 instruments.   By high school, Hamilton was traveling professionally and gigging with local and national jazz and gospel artists, as well as composing works for big band and orchestra.  While continuing to travel all over the United States, England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France, he completed a degree in Jazz Studies and Saxophone performance.  Since then, he has continued to tour all over the world with artist such as:  Kirk Whalum, Christian Howes, Dave Koz, Norman Brown, Lalah Hathaway, Kenny Latimore, Rick Braun, Ruben Studdard and many others.

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901.779.2031
901.779.2032
info@mimecorp.com