Quin Ivy was a disc jockey turned songwriter crucial to the Muscle Shoals scene in the 1960s. Born the son of a share cropper, he was a DJ at WMPS in Memphis, TN, and WLAY in Muscle Shoals, AL. He wrote songs with producer Rick Hall of Fame Recording Studios.
In 1965, Ivy opened his Quinvy Recording Studio. Ivy started his own labels, Quinvy and South Camp, distributed by Atco/Atlantic. He also acted as a publisher with Quinvy Music.
In the '70s, Ivy sold his studio, earned an M.A. degree from Mississippi State University, and began teaching accounting courses.