Producer, Keytarist, Author
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Nashville-based music producer, songwriter and keyboardist Darius Mines breathes the essence of production.
Born to a musical family, he started to make music in the Black church at the age of 6, and used his experience to learn the ins and outs of live and recorded music. A graduate of Old Dominion University, Darius pioneered the first independent recording artist organization, giving a space to over 100 up-and-coming musicians and earned his BA in Music Business.
The relocation to Nashville,TN in 2014 has yielded 3 million+ streams, 6 Billboard charting songs, 100+ national releases, sync placements with Victoria Secret, Burger King, and producing music for Snoop Dogg, Dave Aude, Rayvon Owen, as well as receiving a Dove Award nomination for "Best Traditional Gospel Album" with Earl Bynum.He is working with major and independent clients, and currently releasing Web3-focused audio via his publishing imprint, Chousewave, as well as writing and shooting content for anybody who wants to play, write and use piano.
Selected CreditsEarl Bynum - Brighter Day - #9 Billboard Top Gospel Albums
Da Chosen Brothaz God Held Me Close - #14 Indicator Charts
Nate Bean - Producer, Engineer - #14 Billboard Top Gospel Albums
India.arie - Worthy - Engineer - #1 Billboard Adult R&B Albums
Leann Rimes - Christmas in Nashville - Producer - #9 Hot Country Albums
Shirley Ceasar - Co-Producer, Keys - #1 Top Gospel Albums, Grammy Nominated
Snoop Dogg - Producer, Editing Engineer
Chase Gohring (America’s Got Talent) - Producer
Dave Aude' - Producer
Sy Smith - Producer
Rayvon Owen - Engineer, Producer
Mali Music - Keys, Playback
The McCrary Sisters - Keys
Robert Randolph - Keys
Little Big Town - Keys
Jake Owen - Keys
Brian Courtney Wilson - Live vocal arrangement
Ash Leone - Producer, KeysWork with Universal, MNRK, RCA inspirationAchievements:
Grammy Signature Educator (2016)
#1 Music Marketing Rep First Q Innovo Management (2019)