ABOUT BLACK LABEL
Based in Minneapolis, and launched in 2015, Black Label was founded by Creative Director and composer Ken Brahmstedt. With him is a roster of extremely talented and smart people, many who you can find on the Collaborators page.
About us… what can we say?
Nothing really that the music can’t say for us. Our name, Black Label was intentional. Our music is not “fast fashion”, it’s top shelf.
Ken Brahmstedt’s nearly 25 years of experience are evident in his supernatural-like ability to understand what a client wants and needs - and the wisdom to know the difference. He can play just about anything, just ask him. Growing up just outside Nashville, he learned to appreciate all types of music, country and western, jk. Award-winning ad music, indie film scores, children’s musicals… Ken’s done it all. And yes, he also played in bands with names like Prom King and Spork.
Our Mission: Support Artists
Through many years of internships and Black Label’s Artist in Residency Program, you’ll see from this page and on our collaborators page, that Black Label inherently nurtures a diverse and inclusive community of players and performers. Through intention and curation, these collaborations build a stellar product of music for media, unlike anywhere else. These opportunities are open to those who perhaps would not have segued from commercial or personal music endeavors into the world of production music. A world that we’re proud to be a part of.
In the spirit of continuing to expand our community, Black Label has joined forces with Sound Initiative in their efforts to match Black Music Makers to sync and publishing opportunities. We will promote this opportunity to all the BIPOC people in our network of artists and collaborators, and we will pledge mentorship time for black musicians, songwriters, composers, & producers through through the Sound Initiative platform.
Aibai is an indie electronic producer and composer who has been creating music for several years. Her sound induces an ambient dreamy feeling that transports the listener to another world with spacey synths, warm airy vocals and melodic guitar riffs. Starting her production career while in college in Minneapolis, she since has released a handful of singles, two EP’s, and started performing live shows. Aibai was introduced to Black Label Music as an intern in 2022 then freelanced for Black Label as a writer and released her EP, Disconnected, for synch later that year. She started her position full time in 2023. With the title of Audio Engineer and Music Producer, she is involved in a variety of producing, mixing, and mastering tasks, she also conducts music searches helping find the perfect selection of songs for our clients.