InRage Entertainment is a multi-genre, multi-ethnic family of artists.
Frequently asked questions
What does the program entail?
The InRage artist development program ranges from 6 months to 2 years. You'd work with us directly 1x to 2x's weekly to develop your vocals, artistic style, songwriting, historical and current music perspective, recording ability and live performance skills. You would also have assignments to complete and research to do. It's kinda like going to school part time. We also eat A LOT of snacks and thai food and talk about what's streaming on #Netflix, unless there's another pandemic and we're still working via Zoom, which we do quite well. There can still be snacks, but you'll have to get your own.
How much does it cost?
It depends on what you want to do. We have several options. Most of our artists work with us on a full EP and music video. Some artists just do one song with us. We need to hear you first before we can make a recommendation. But, yes, there is a cost. If you don't believe in yourself enough to invest in yourself, who will?
How do I apply?
Fill out the form HERE and someone from our A&R team will be in contact with you soon.
What genres do you work with?
We sign artists in ALL genres. Like, ALL. We're not kidding.
What ages do you work with?
We work with artists of ALL ages. From children to seniors. We don't care how old you are. What we care about is if you have a dream and talent. We want to know that you believe in yourself and that you're ready to put in work. We also care that you're get-along-with-able. Don't be a butt hole. I mean, you can be a butt hole if you want, but you better be really, really, really good. Even then, we might pass. But, back on topic...there's no age restriction.
Do you work with people outside of Los Angeles?
Yes, we do. We currently have artists in California, Oregon, Florida, and North Carolina. We've worked with artists in Chicago, Denmark, Malta and South Korea. Thanks to technology, we can work with artists anywhere. We're open to working with artists in all parts of the world.
How can I contact you?
You can e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org, but if you're interested in becoming an InRage artist-in-development, you should fill out the application HERE.
What is the Artist Development program?
We are the team behind artists who want to move forward in their music careers but don’t know how to or don’t want to do it on their own. We’re different from a major label in that we don’t tell an artist who they should be. We let them bloom naturally. We’re part school and part record label. (Think Motown meets Berkley College of Music.) We help our artists grow into recording artists, live performers and songwriters. Our artists get to feel like independent artists, running their own show, but still have the moral support and professional guidance of a team. Primarily the husband and wife team that owns the company— The Vanderveers. Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer is a Grammy-nominated, Billboard-topping, #Sony music producer who started his career as an artist signed to Morgan Creek then became a producer working with Michael Jackson's MJJ Records having developed female R&B group, Brownstone and hip hop duo Quo. He was also an apprentice under songwriting and production team Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and had a production deal with their label, Perspective Records/A&M. Automatic has worked with artists such as Pink, Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Aguilera, Cher, James Brown and Raven Simone. He has produced songs for Interscope, Polygram, RCA, A&M Records, Prospective, Morgan Creek, Fox Searchlight, American Airlines and the WB Television Network. Ebony has worked with The Dream, Cristina Milian, Floetry and Aaron Neville and is currently signed to Sony Hong Kong. As a magna cum laude alumna of USC’s Thornton School of Music, she has presented her research on gospel music at Yale University. The pair have written Billboard-topping songs for K-pop artists #XIA and #Twice. They appear regularly at KCON.
If you think you’ve seen her before, you probably have. Alexey, "the little drummer girl" has appeared in Ellen DeGeneres’ girl empowerment campaign with Gap Kids; toured in the Philippines with Arnel Pineda of Journey; performed at the halftime show for the LA Clippers & Golden State Warriors game at the Staples Center and played at the 2017 US Open. She was featured in commercials for Apple’s iPhone XS release, Disney’s “Dream Big,” and Nickelodeon’s “That’s Me” campaign and she has performed on the TODAY Show and on Good Day New York. Alexey joins InRage to develop and express her other creative talents, unknown to most, until now.
Starting her dancing career from the very young age of four, Dorian has liked to keep busy. Hailing from Chicago she has mastered Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, Urban Jazz/Jazz Funk, and Hip Hop. She's performed all throughout Chicago, Ohio, and Los Angeles. She has a degree in Psychology and has taught with Teach for America. During her time as a sixth grade humanities teacher at ICEF’s Frederick Douglass Academy Middle School, Dorian also created and managed after-school dance programs and Zumba classes. While pursuing her Master's degree, teaching Middle Schoolers, and building content for the kids in her schools, she always maintained her love for entertaining.
Music producer turned recording artist, Johnny Gas joins the InRage Entertainment family premiering his self-produced album 'NOTHING PERSONAL'. With his relaxed, Southern swag, Johnny Gas blends vibey rap beats with his cool vocals and sensual lyrics. Influenced by hip hop and RnB artists like Drake and John Mayer, Johnny Gas never takes the same road twice. His belief in diversity through art and music is what motivates him to cross genre lines and is ultimately why Johnny teamed up with multi-genre creative company InRage Entertainment and hybrid producer Automatic of Sony/ATV (Christina Aguilera, P!NK, Cher, James Brown, XIA, Twice) and founder of InRage.
Though music runs in M3DI's family, it wasn't until his time in the Navy that he connected with his musical gift in a purposeful way. With his guitar as his companion, he sang songs with his fellow sailors, giving them the comfort and escape they needed as they endured the challenges of military life. It was those moments of inspiration that sparked M3DI's desire to pursue music as a career. An accomplished pianist and vocalist, M3DI is beginning his journey with the InRage family as both artist-in-development and production apprentice.
Influenced by Taylor Swift’s first album, Chloe Madeline took a break from being in front of the camera and began formal vocal training at 8 years old. Singing quickly became her true passion. Since that time, she has been in several musical theater productions as well as a short film called A Girl Named Khan. Initially focused on musical theater, Chloe discovered that she has a love of writing powerful songs that channel her emotions and feelings. She hopes that her music and lyrics will become an anthem of life and love for people of all ages.
On March 12th, 2004, Kauai Mayor Bryan Baptiste presented a proclamation, declaring the day to be “Starla Marie Day.” It was a fitting recognition that honored one of the island’s most talented residents, who has been modeling and performing on stage since the age of four. Since that great day, Starla Marie – actress, singer, songwriter, model, and producer – has only continued to build upon what was then an already impressive resume, by continuing to grow amidst the changing landscape of the music industry. She started her professional music career with numerous independent releases in Hawai‘i and then worldwide. Her work extends through Asia, across the Pacific, and in Europe, where she earned a #1 spot on France’s hit net radio and broadcast station, “Soul Clap.” After releasing her R&B solo debut self-titled CD, “Starla Marie,” she toured and promoted her album across the Pacific, Korea and Japan. One of Starla’s hit songs and videos, “Handle Your Business,” is currently licensed in the very popular game, “Dance Dance Revolution 2.” The entire album is licensed on PlayStation, cell phone ringtones, and Tetris on X-Box.
Now 13, Estelle’s artistic genes from her multi-instrumentalist father and actress and television broadcaster mother are blossoming right on time. Acting classes, musical theatre summer camps, and her love of studying great recording artists will serve Estelle well in her development as a recording artist in the InRage Entertainment development program.
As a young woman growing up in the Middle East, Klara enjoyed the beauty of a life in Jordan—valuable friendships, horseback riding, incredible musical experiences, and loving family bonds. She also faced the all-too-common restrictions, disrespect, and discrimination that have for too long accompanied the female gender in most parts of our world. Klara, the budding feminist, could not stand living in a country without human rights for women.
Today, living in California, facing fears has become a meditative practice for Klara. Though the anxiety of her past follows her, she vows to put every emotion she has into her songs. Her mission is to use her voice and songs to speak to people who feel alone like she once did.
Growing up in Vietnam, Faith moved to America with her father to reunite with her grandparents. It was a journey and she learned a lot along the way. She learned to be independent, self-motivated; to stand on her own two feet. She wants to share a message of healing and hope is something Nguyen wants to share with her audience. She encourages people to find their authenticity by digging deep and searching their soul for who they truly are.
A self-proclaimed renaissance man, James Barmore is a songwriter, dancer, choreographer and a genuine old soul trapped in a young body. After recording with artists like Usher and sharing the stage with John Legend and Chance The Rapper, James releases debut EP with InRage Entertainment 'CHROMATIC SPECTRUM'. This, his first solo project is a musical representation of each chakra. James has performed at the BET Experience, Sayers Club in Hollywood, The Federal Bar just to name a few.
Raffaela was born in Smithtown, NY and was raised in the small town of Sayville, New York on Long Island. At an early age it was obvious Raffaela wanted to be a performer; she could sing before she could talk.
Born in New York City and raised in the small Midwest town of Westchester, Ohio, Annie Cleary's friends and family discovered her mastery of the power of music when she was just three years old. The brood arrived home from a viewing of the Phantom of the Opera to find her performing a perfect replication of the theme song purely by memory.