Tony D. Alexander & David Porter

Made in Memphis Entertainment (MIME)

About Their Business & Career: Tony D. Alexander and David Porter are cofounders of MIME, a Black-owned entertainment company that provides full-service production for their artists. MIME staffs their organization with diversity and inclusion in mind—with one half of the company being run by women and three-quarters of the company being staffed by Black employees.

Why They Made the Worthy 100: Alexander and Porter’s conscientious hiring techniques, along with their support and partnerships with organizations that focus on diversity, has steered them toward their goal of reshaping the Memphis music industry.

Industry: Music

Year Founded: 2015

Headquarters: Memphis, Tenn.

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