On June 21st, World Music Day reminds us to recognize all forms of music and the impact it has on the world. As a global manufacturer of high-performance audio equipment for home and professional use, we pride ourselves on celebrating the power that music has on driving creativity every day. Today, we’re putting the spotlight on our sponsored organizations that help support this mission throughout the world!
Playing for Change
Playing for Change is a movement that was created to inspire and connect the world through music by recording and filming musicians performing around the globe. With the motivation to unite great musicians from different countries and cultures, Playing for Change combines their talents and cultural power in innovative videos called, “Songs Around the World.” The organization also has a Playing for Change Band, which is comprised of some of the musicians met throughout their journey recording and filming music around the world.
Born from the shared belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people, Playing for Change advocates that no matter who you are or where you come from, we are all united through music. A-T is pleased to also support the Playing for Change Foundation, which is dedicated to building music and art schools for children around the world and creating hope and inspiration for the future of our planet.
Jam In the Van
You may already be familiar with Jam In the Van, the world’s first and only mobile solar-powered recording studio, which is changing the way listeners connect with music by traveling across the United States and giving bands of all sizes the opportunity to record using A-T gear.
What started off as a backyard project inspired by a love for music festivals has since turned into a full-blown business venture for founders Jake Cotler, Dave Bell, and Louis Peek. Jam In the Van has filmed over 1,000 bands in a variety of locations, bringing artists and musicians together, one session at a time.
The Lennon Bus
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, also known as the Lennon Bus, is a non-profit, state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording studio, designed to inspire students to create art, music, and film. The Lennon Bus provides students and communities with performances, hands-on demonstrations, remote recordings, and studio sessions customized for their needs, levels of experience, and interests.
Traveling across the US, the Lennon Bus visits schools, conferences, and events to call attention to the importance of arts and digital media education. A-T is proud to support the Lennon Bus in teaching students how to write, record, and produce original songs with our audio equipment on board.
Notes for Notes
Founded on the core belief that music is the universal language of humankind, Notes for Notes is a non-profit organization that designs, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs in the United States. The drop-in recording studio environments offer youth (6 to 18+ years) free access to a wide variety of musical instruments, expert instruction, and the tools to create and record their own music.
Beyond providing access to equipment and resources, Notes for Notes also educates youth about careers both on the stage and behind the scenes. Ingrained in a culture of promoting collaboration and communication, Notes for Notes offers a knowledge base of engineering, instrumentals, theory, and songwriting.
How are you celebrating World Music Day this year? Let us know in the comments below!