Ty Hannah
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Ty Hannah

Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | INDIE | AFM

Brooklyn, NY | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2000
Solo R&B Singer/Songwriter




"Ty Hannah On Being Remembered"

I got into music at a young age…
My inspiration to make my mark in this business did not come from a well-known” legend, as most artists may say. It actually came from my mother, If you can imagine that. At a young age, she exposed me to the art of performing gospel music in front of an audience. The feelings I experienced as I watched the crowd go through their own emotional connections with each song was all it took for me to know that this is how I wanted to touch the world through music.

My best success story would be…
Selling my 1st physical album copy in another country. It was something I dreamed about accomplishing since I was a kid in high school, making my music mixes and giving away cassette tapes for free. Having access to an international audience that listens and actually spends its hard earned money on my artistic creations gives me proof that my heart message is being heard and understood. THAT was a GREAT success moment for me!

My overall professional and personal goal is…
to be remembered through my works and have a lasting impact on the music culture even after I have been long gone.

I challenge myself and move forward towards my goal by…

exploring different areas of music. This allows me to stay opened-minded as my tastes develop.
reading self-help books on the industry, following music conferences, and attending seminars. This helps me strengthen my wisdom towards aspects of the business, which in return prepares me for obstacles that may prevent me from achieving my goals.
putting myself through intense mental and physical workouts, allowing me to gain the stamina needed to tackle the important aspects of my craft.
I am currently based in Orlando, FL…
where the indie artist movement is beginning to thrive. There are tons of live shows where artists can showcase their creative works. There are many places to go and visit; venues such as House Of Blues, The Hardrock Cafe, and CityWalk are perfect mixtures of well-known acts and up and comers new to the music scene. One of the many fun things I like to do is visit art museums and art shows. It allows me to explore my imagination, creativity, and it gives me inspiration which helps me to fuel my art.

I LOVE social media…
simply for the fact that I was one of the first indie artists to use this type of media when it arrived and to see how much it has grown is a wonderful thing. My main challenge I experienced was finding the right people that want to do real business. There are a lot of sharks out there who are only out for their own well-being. Networking, staying well connected, and being true to my art has helped me overcome many of these challenges. - Jacqueline Jax


Ty Hannah's first album released in 2009 "EarCandy, he followed up that collection with his next single "Ride or Die Chick" which was the lead single to his next EP
"The Recommencing of Ty Hannah", all works released on Itunes, Napster, Amazon, Emusic, Medianet, Rhapsody, also has been heard and played on syndicated air,Orlando, Fl's Power 95.3 FM, Indianapolis's Hot 96.3 FM and can be heard via online, Last.FM, 98.2 The Beat just to name a few.

Ty Hannahs new single "Maybe i Love You" was released 2015 as a soft release displaying a record from the upcoming album "Ty Hannah's EXIT STRATEGY" and gained attention by landing Ty Hannah a major distribution deal with Virgin Records, EMI MUSIC GROUP VIA EAE MANAGEMENT..



Ty Hannah was born in the city of Sumter, South Carolina, where his love for music was rooted. Since 1993 he has been showcasing his passion for music in a variety of talent shows in Columbia, SC and its surrounding areas. Ty was the vital piece in forming a quartet in 1996 named “The Sons of Harmony”, and was collectively chosen by the group to be lead vocalist. They performed at many shows and competitions together thru the year 2000, when Ty Hannah chose to move to Minnesota to continue his education in the field of music. Shortly thereafter, he was rediscovered and joined a trio, which birthed his recording career with experienced musicians and producers such as James “Poppa” Guer, former guitarist of "The Time". Ty’s first tour experience was with R&B; Badboyz, “V.I.P”, of Baby Honey Records, managed by B. Rich and Lance “L.A.” Alexander, co founder of” Lo Key?” of Minneapolis, MN. He accompanied showings with Soul Brothers "Ruff Endz", formerly of Epic/Sony in 2001. While obtaining his degree in ‘Radio Broadcast Communications & Journalism’ at Brown College in Mendota Heights, MN, he began Djing at the popular downtown Minneapolis club, “Club Tropix”, with Eric James in 2001. After establishing himself in the club scene as a DJ, Ty returned home and began working and developing himself as a solo artist, and while working at Sumter’s Kiss FM Radio Station, he started recording and tweaking his own sound. After moving to Orlando, Florida he began performing live shows each week under the name “TyLuv”. This led to recording with new producers and artists such as: Dirty Baker’s “Brova Brotha’s” Al "Shaft" Washington and Ike Burna, J Biz, Smilez and SouthStar and more. Ty added to his solo work efforts by winning a promotional bit with the Orlando based reality show, “Back to Reality”, where he performed weekly at Orlando’s nightclub, “The Blue Room”. Still pursuing his dream as a solo artist, Ty Hannah took on "American Idol’s" contestant ploy when the show came to Orlando, Fl, in 2005.

Ty Hannah is exalted that he is an ‘active’ INDIE act with his first EP album release on April 25, 2009, titled “EarCandy”. This was one of the first albums to be released, available for purchase, and downloaded through an online digital platform. He used this opportunity to stand apart from MOST by promoting the “better alternative”, downloading his music thru stores like Itunes, Napster, Rhapsody, and Amazon. At that time this was unheard of! The single “She Deserves”, from this album, personifies that Ty Hannah is a true, smooth “crooner”, like artist similar to the “R. Kelly’s”, “Charlie Wilson’s”, “Jodeci’s”, and “Dru Hill’s”.

In 2010 Ty Hannah independently released his second EP, "The Recommencing of Ty Hannah”, which not only sold digitally, but physically as well, including in the UK. He caught the attention of syndicated radio stations like Hot 96.3 Indianapolis, IN. and Dj Russ Parr’s "Live or Die". Receiving over 15,000 votes, this same year, Ty won an online radio contest out of Tampa, Fl, by way of a Los Angeles, CA station, voting on 98.2 The Beats “Rotate It or Mutilate It” contest to Rotate his single "Ride or Die Chick". Further advancing his career, he built relationships with ‘industry legends’ and ‘Grammy winning’ musicians, having the pleasure of working on projects with some, such as Mikael Man, former guitarist of The Legendary Commodores in 2013. Ty Hannah has since been touring independently marketing various singles like: “I’m Her Ringtone”, from the new album “Exit Strategy”, launching the official music video’s release in January 2015. Ty Hannah toured from the east, starting in NYC, NY, to the west, ending in Denver, CO, only marketing and promoting this single. It can be found on almost every digital platform available! Ty Hannah can currently be seen performing live 4, days a week, for tourists all over the world.
Throughout the career of this BMI Singer/Songwriter, Ty Hannah has performed live, and opened for major acts, such as; Ice-T, DJ Prostyle (formerly of BET’s 106 & Park, Orlando’s Power 95.3, and currently on New York’s 105.1 FM THE BEAT). He has exhibited his talent at many large venues in Orlando including “Club Destiny” and Fl "Paul Mitchell".

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