About Us

The Indie Collaborative was co-founded by Grant Maloy Smith and Eileen Sherman in 2015, to be the vehicle by which independent musicians and industry professionals could find each other, and form lasting bonds of friendship. Using our website and social media platforms, our members can find collaborators to write or perform with, anywhere in the world. In addition, we have events a few times each year where we meet in person. We put on several kinds of events. There are showcases, where 20+ of our members can perform for each other in five minute blocks - anything they want! Then there are curated shows that we fully produce, again with our members, but which are intended for the public to attend. Then there are chapter meetings and social events from time to time where we can simply meet and exchange ideas and friendship. Countless collaborations have occurred as a result of the IC: a lyricist finds the composer he’s looking for, or a vocalist finds the songwriter or accompanist she needs. It’s a long list of successful collaborations.

The IC in the News

25 April 2022

The Indie Collaborative Celebrates Earth Day at Carnegie Hall


Byline Anne Leighton


22 April 2022
The Indie Collaborative's Earth Day Celebration at Carnegie Hall

All About Jazz

Byline Anne Leighton



12 April 2022
The Indie Collaborative presents an Earth Day Celebration at Carnegie Hall

New Jersey Stage

Byline Staff Writers

25 March 2022

Eileen Sherman & The Indie Collaborative Musically Celebrate

Earth Day at Carnegie Hall Next Month

The Times Square Chronicles

Byline Brad Balfour


14 March 2022

The Indie Collaborative To Celebrate Earth Day With Performances From 20 Award-Winning IC Artists At Carnegie Hall This Spring

Spot On New Jersey

Byline Courtney Griffin


23 December 2022

A Unique All-Faith Holiday Show Presented by the Indie Collaborative

Filled The Bruno Walter Auditorium Stage This Month

The Times Square Chronicles

Byline Brad Balfour

17 December 2021

Indie Collaborative Interfaith Holiday Concert Brings

Diversity of Independent Artists to the Limelight

All About Jazz

Byline Jose Manuel de Jesus

6 December 2021

It's Time To Celebrate! The Indie Collaborative Presents

an All Faiths Show at Lincoln Center on December 8

All About Jazz

Byline Anne Leighton

21 January 2017

Indie Collaborative. Brimming With Diversity

The Huffington Post

byline The Battersby Duo