Ivan Barias is a music producer, songwriter and engineer. He is one half of the production/songwriting team Carvin & Ivan. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his songwriting and production and has been nominated three times for a GRAMMY in the R&B Song Of The Year category. His production work has received an additional 19 GRAMMY nominations, as well as several ASCAP songwriter awards earned. Along with his production partner, Carvin Haggins, he has produced and written music for artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Jazmine Sullivan, Justin Timberlake, Chrisette Michele, Keyshia Cole, 2 Pac, Chris Brown, Mario, Mary J. Blige, Estelle, Raheem Devaughn, Ledisi, Jaheim, Faith Evans, Freeway, Ace Hood, Rick Ross and many others. Ivan is the former president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy, and now serves as trustee on the Academy's Board of Trustees. In 2011 he was selected as a Creative Ambassador for the city of Philadelphia as part of the Philly360 program and is also an Ambassador for the Philadelphia 76ers community Basketball League La Liga del Barrio. In 2012 Ivan was named as one the brightest minds in Philadelphia in the Philadelphia Magazine's Innovation issue.
In addition to Ivan's musical achievements he recently helped establish a non-profit sports and entertainment educational initiative called D.A.S.H. (Destined to Achieve Successful Heights) which aims to teach students the importance of education by utilizing sports, music and mass media in a classroom setting. Ivan believes it is critical to give back by sharing his experiences in the entertainment industry with the next generation of future entrepreneurs. As a speaker, he has shared his music industry experience at many events and has been a guest speaker on several music industry panels (SXSW, Future of Music Coalition, GRAMMY, ASCAP).
2008 Best R&B Song "Teachme" (Musiq Soulchild) (nominated)
2009 Best R&B Song "Customer" (Raheem Devaughn) (nominated)
2011 Best R&B Song "Finding My Way Back" (Jaheim) (nominated)
ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards
2002 "Just Friends (Sunny)"
2011 "Finding My Way Back"
Mama's Boys Management/KWL Enterprises