Getting noticed or racking up the numbers in the music world today as an independent artist is a tough job. Matt Corman is one of the few artists that are dogged with their goals and are ready to go through the fire to shine. With a music career that officially kicked off in 2014, Matt Corman has established himself as a musician; even more interesting is that he has traveled on that journey all by himself.
He is signed under his own record imprint, MIH Universal, which he launched in 2018. And since he released his first mixtape titled Bars Over Bass in 2014, Matt Corman has gotten more than 20 million streams on all the projects he has released. The name of his record company, MIH, an acronym for “Make It Happen,” is a summary of his career story. He also has the letters tattooed on his arm. Matt Corman’s career trajectory has been nothing short of “Making It Happen,” albeit all by himself.
Between 2016 after he released his debut mixtape, and 2020, Matt Corman has worked with a host of other artists, and most of them are well-known names. From performing as a supporting act for Fetty Wap, Post Malone, Cam Meekins to opening for Sammy Adams and working with Nicco Catalano, who helped him to shape his sound. 2017 Fall is about the biggest year for Matt Corman when he performed alongside Fetty Wap at the Major Homecoming Concert for Southern New Hampshire University. This made him the first alumni of the university to perform at that concert. He also went on to perform with some other artists at a sold-out show that was held at the legendary Middle East in Boston, MA.
Matt Corman has stayed true to himself and his style of music, which have earned him a cult following. He has also been consistent with releasing projects, and that has kept him relevant as an independent hip hop artist. On the 28th August, Matt Corman released a song and embarked on a unique project in which he would release a song every Friday for the rest of 2020. He also intends to carry on this ritual into 2021, and nothing can stop him because he has complete control over his creative and artistic processes. Matt’s independence as an artist is solely his. Many big record companies have approached him, but he refused them all. He wants to have complete ownership of his masters, distribution, publishing, and brand direction.
This is quite a unique approach for a budding artist in a world where everyone is looking for a record label deal. Matt believes he has come too far on his own not to be able to continue on his own. YouTubers FaZe and NELK have used his songs, and he has gone on tour with Post Malone and Aaron Carter. He believes that if he has done that much all by himself, the future undoubtedly holds even better things for him.
He has the following to say about his brand, Make It Work. “My Make It Happen brand is everything I live for. I didn’t come from money; I never had connections to the industry. Every problem I ran into, and there were many. I had to MAKE IT HAPPEN, even when I didn’t have the resources to do so. Make It Happen became the slogan I kept using when I hit roadblocks, fittingly, so I turned it into my brand.”
His five-year goal projection is to have some of his songs charting on Billboard’s top ten songs and even occupy the No. 1 spot. He also expects his record label to have grown bigger with other artists and creatives working with him. He wants to create a platform for other artists who have no money or connections so they can grow and perfect their craft.
Matt Corman is on a one-man journey to becoming the next big thing in the music world.
Learn more about his journey and music projects on his website.