IT'S OFFICIAL: Amplify '19 EP and MIC Records are here!
We are over the moon to announce that our new record label, MIC Records, and the label's inaugural release, Amplify '19 have officially hit the streets We couldn't be more excited! Please join us for a special (and free!) online celebration on August 16th at 7PM ET. Click here for more details and tickets.
MIC Records provides unique opportunities for young artists and music enthusiasts not otherwise available to them. The label amplifies the voices of our youth participants and the urgent messages of hope, healing, and unity expressed in their powerful songs; serves as an experiential learning lab for young people to gain the valuable life skills needed to navigate the ins and outs of the music business and release a single, EP, or album; and is a platform for many of our youth to release their own music.
Amplify '19 is an EP of seven songs written by Music In Common youth from around the globe in our JAMMS program, recorded last July by the eight musicians from around the country ages 15-20 in our Amplify summer residency..
As you can imagine, launching a record label and releasing an EP are large undertakings. We are extremely grateful to the donors who have participated in our GoFundMe campaign thus far and hope we can count on your support for a successful launch.
Like all small businesses who serve people face to face in a physical space, Music In Common is feeling the economic impact of Coronavirus in very real and direct ways. A donation today, particularly a monthly recurring one, will help offset the financial challenges and loss of funding from the pandemic.
I learned that I can truly stretch my musical and collaborative capabilities to a great level when I am motivated and in a great environment to do so. Amplify allowed me to develop my skills on bass, performing, collaborating, and respecting people of different backgrounds.