03/02/20 - CIM Press Release

Before The Storm, cover shot photographed by Sean King (CIM Visuals) © 2020 CIM Visuals, a division of the Compelling Image Media Group

Singer Mic Announces New EP, Before The Storm

Pop/R&B singer, songwriter and producer Mic steps into the limelight, as he gears up for his debut as a solo artist. The Virginia native rising star announced today that he will be releasing a six track extended play later this month. 

Mic, a self-taught pianist and composer, began writing and recording music professionally in 2011. By 2013 he was sharing music that he created from the ground up, as the sole songwriter, producer, engineer and vocalist, with friends and family. It wasn't long before Mic caught major label attention, being approached by executives from WMG & Sony Music Global while he was only in high school, but Mic wasn't interested in signing. In 2013 Mic founded Compelling Image Media, a music label & visual group comprised of like-minded DMV based creatives. In an interview with INK Magazine in 2019 Mic stated that "CIM is comprised of many people, mostly freelancers who work with CIM to do things like photoshoots, video shoots, and artist development. Business is business, but I like having foundation on friendship whenever I'm bringing someone on board". The organization is still running as of today and Mic spearheads Compelling Image Media (CIM) as Chief Executive Officer.

In late 2017, Mic signed local talent India Nashia to Compelling Image Media's music label CIM Recordings. Nashia released noted singles Lights Off & Nightfall with the label, before parting ways in late 2019. Nightfall earned great local acclaim, and caught the attention of many notable figures in the industry. Both singles were written and produced by Mic, who also managed India behind the scenes, greatly propelling her success. 


Centerstage, with a brand new EP, Mic plans to make his mark on the Pop/R&B scene with the release of this debut EP Before The Storm, March 20th 2020.