Music has a way of impacting people in the largest ways with just a small amount of effort. A single piano note or a melody held by a choir can evoke strong emotion from an audience. Music is powerful, it is ubiquitous and something every person can identify with — regardless of language barriers. When we listen to music, it is processed in many different parts of our brain.
Nikon Inc. and Warner Music Group partnered with Music Unites—a non- profit organization that provides music education to students in under- served school districts—for a very special event that was held at South by Southwest® Music & Media Conference (SXSW®) in Austin, Texas. “The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon” presented two days and three nights of stellar showcase performances at Austin’s famed La Zona Rosa, on March 13th through 15th.
The arts and music education is always the first to go during budget cuts. As cutbacks continue, there is a greater need for music non-profit organizations like Music Unites, which transforms inner-city landscapes by empowering urban youth through music by providing services in the schools to help create and fund free after-school programs in underserved communities.
I don’t know a single person who was never affected by music. Music is the only universal language we have that can cross any boundaries and break any barriers! Chances are, most of us probably don’t realize how music affects us. And that is partly because music educations all around America are being cut. Even in New York City, the city where the most artistic people come together, the city made up of dreamers.
Think your internship sucks? Well take heart and heed the advice of Michelle Edgar, founder of the non-profit Music Unites. She went from being a music-loving magazine intern to director of branding for Warner Bros. Music, and then created a charity that gets kids off the streets in into a studio to record original songs. This video also kicks off the new season of our Change Generation video series.
Copyrights, co-publishing, exploitation, synchronization; these are some of the terms that were thrown around throughout the first class of ASCAP and Music Unites’ Night School series. The joint endeavor, created to provide support and accessibility to emerging musical artists, kicked off Tuesday night at New York’s Norwood Club with ‘Music Publishing 101′. The dimly lit fourth floor parlor served as classroom, and the professors; a panel of publishing management from Downtown, Shapiro Bernstein and EMI. ASCAP’s Director, Pop/Rock and Film & TV Music Marc Emert-Hutner guided the casual discussion, allowing the panel to share their diverse experiences within the industry with the room of 50 participants. Those in attendance were mostly writers and performers but the group also included managers and lawyers.
Copyrights, co-publishing, exploitation, synchronization; these are some of the terms that were thrown around throughout the first class of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and Music Unites’ Night School series. The joint endeavor, created to provide support and accessibility to emerging musicians, kicked off Tuesday night at the Norwood Club with ‘Music Publishing 101′.
Music Unites is joining with ASCAP tomorrow night to present “ASCAP’s Night School: Publishing 101″ the first in a series of four workshop panels developed to educate songwriters, labels and others involved in the music industry. The evening will culminate with a special performance by Cantora Records artist Savoir Adore.
This year, AXE Music “One Night Only” concert series is visiting U.S. cities across the country, throwing shows with surprise guests like Weezer for one night only appearances. While giving people an opportunity to see their favorite band, they have also used it as a way to give back by donating funds from their Chicago concert on October 18, 2010 to Music Unites, a nonprofit organization that funds music education in inner city schools.