Midi Mafia Expands Family Ties Entertainment Label

Hitmaking production team Midi Mafia is taking steps to expand its grip on the entertainment scene with its record label, Family Ties Entertainment.

Fans can look for the new company to unveil its roster of artists with a full-length titled Family First.

The album, which is slated to be released in the coming months, is one of a string of upcoming projects from Midi Mafia.

The duo, which is comprised of Bruce Waynne and Dirty Swift, will release a "pre-album" titled Get Connected to showcase their music as well as a solo album for Waynne called Waynne Manor.

In addition to their own endeavors, Midi Mafia is teaming with Philadelphia's Hot City Music Group and SRC/Universal to work with R&B singer Shiré.

According to Swift, the songbird "is taking R&B music back to real singing, substance and excitement that's been missing for a long time."

Shiré, who has released a mixtape titled Baltimore's Daughter, is currently gearing up to unleash her full-length debut album.

"Shiré will be the blueprint for all female solo artists after her album drops," Waynne said in a statement.

Working with Shiré comes as Midi Mafia enjoys its current success with former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino's hit single "When I See You."

The song has topped music charts in the U.S. and Europe.