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? ❤
As things unfold I hope to reveal more pillars, or core foundations, for The HeartBEAT. However, right now I will start with the first & what I consider most important pillar-kindness. The EDM (Electronic Dance Music) culture centers a lot around a concept called P.L.U.R, which stands for Peace, Love, Unity, Respect. This concept is all about acceptance, reaching out to others & letting people in, creating bonds with total strangers through the love of music, & putting everything else aside but these principles. When we respect others for who they are we learn to love them, & through that comes unity, & when everyone is living harmoniously all is at peace. Music can help people see past personal boundaries; when you realize that someone so different from you loves music so similarly it is mind blowing how eye opening it can be.
My challenge to everyone here is to take this positivity outside of just music festivals & certain scenes & spread it throughout the world. If we can love each other in one environment we should be able to do so anywhere at anytime. My friends & I like to call ourselves the Good Vibe Tribe, sometimes we also refer to ourselves as PLUR Warriors. But ultimately we remain, overall, a very positive group of people. We consider each other family. Trust me we all have our bad moments, but when you can turn to one of these people you know has a good attitude & positive outlook in life, you can turn any frown upside down. Energy is kinetic it flows from one person to another & so on down the line. If your energy is negative, that is what you are spreading into the world & vice versa if your energy is positive.
It is easier to spread light in a world of darkness. Darkness is the absence of light, not the other way around. Take a pitch black room with no windows or doors. Total blackness, you see nothing. Something so much as the flicker of a match can light up the whole room. So take the easy route… spread joy, kindness, acceptance, unconditional love, & overall positive vibes in every area of your life! These values are key to creating a healthy lifestyle for any individual, a unified community, & a peaceful world. Are you up for the challenge? ❤