I am happy to report that I woke up this morning to an email from the Mississippi Secretary of State approving the incorporation of The Heart-BEAT! I had put this project on the back burner due to being back in school on top of working. But, I decided last week that it was time to pick it back up again. I applied for incorporation over the weekend & was blessed with a yes! This is what I am truly passionate about & I am ready to make some waves-helping those who will eventually create sound waves! ❤
I decided today I will talk about another key point for The HeartBEAT. I believe that a good foundation for any organization is selflessness. So that is what I am going to elaborate on. Ultimately my goal is to create a 501c3, which is a fully nonprofit organization. I hope to benefit up-and-coming musicians through scholarships to music programs in their chosen genre, as well as assist in the acquisition of the instruments/equipment/software necessary to perform &/or record. My goal is to help artists further their career & gain the spotlight they so desire. Another goal of mine is to send carefully selected, underprivileged individuals to their first symphony, concert, or music festival with a well seasoned event host.
These are goals that can only be achieved through the selflessness involvement of passionate people with a hEARt for music. In order to remain a fully nonprofit organization people must be prepared to surrender time, money, & other services with no payment expected. This is the nature of true giving, it comes from the heart, not selfish desires. We are all lovers of music, it is the universal language that everyone understands. Whether it’s the simple drumming & chanting of tribes in 3rd world countries, classical sounds from sophisticated instrumentalists, or the hard hitting vibrations of music produced on a computer accompanied precisely by lasers; it all makes us feel something deep in our soul. Music is something everyone can relate to; there is a tune out there for every single person.
There are abundant ways to contribute to the cause aside from strictly monetary donations, which will be needed & greatly appreciated! Musicians offering complimentary or low cost lessons, graphic designers creating logos & merchandise, people leasing out or opening up their vacant spaces for shows to help artists gain exposure & create a fan base, reallocation of old instruments or equipment to those in desperate need. Again, all of this requires completely selfless giving. It must come from the genuine love of music in all forms & the desire to carry on the tradition of creating new sound waves for the ears of the next generation. If you don’t think you have any skills or talents to offer, I can guarantee you you’re wrong! So if you have a hEARt for music, & wish to be of assistance, reach out & let The HeartBEAT know. Let’s show the world that music is meant for everyone, & everyone deserves the best opportunities imaginable to claim a part in the movement no matter what limitations may try to hinder them! So who is ready to get their hands dirty & help out? ❤