The Beat of Life was founded with the idea that Nashville needed a resource center that would bring together human and social service organizations that serve critical community needs, with the vast and rich resources and talent of our music community in Nashville. It was founded on the belief that if there existed such a center, music programs that were not affordable by these non-profit organizations serving our people in need, could be brought to these challenged and hurting populations free of charge.
It was also founded on the belief that we live in a city of tremendous heart, where members particularly of our music community are eager to give of their time, skills, talents, and passions, but that there was a need for a one stop shop, a central clearinghouse of sorts, to bring together what we have with what is needed in this city.
We have an unbelievable amount of incredible music-related resources here in Nashville. We have both aspiring and established/acclaimed artists, songwriters, musicians, and singers; we have several universities filled with music students ready to storm the community; we have music industry professionals and experts, and we have hundreds of music stores, studios, labels, publishers, PROs, music performance venues, and any and every other music industry company and organization imaginable and in existence. It is virtually unlimited, and only keeps growing as more and more aspiring musicians, writers, and students flood into this town every year, and more music-related organizations are developed each year.
The Beat of Life was founded to become a galvanizing and joining of the forces, if you will, to mobilize all of these tremendous music-related resources into the creation of music programs for Nashville’s most challenged populations, that we then coordinate and facilitate. The vision can perhaps be seen as the ultimate of collaborations… creating a city-wide partnership designed to be able to serve the needy, hurting, and challenged populations right here amongst us… and by doing exactly what we do best here in Nashville.
Nashville has been in the business of making stars for decades. But there is a specialness to the business that goes on in this city, unlike that which is found in any other entertainment mecca in the world. Nashville is commonly known to be an extremely intimate town of collaborators. Very rarely do songwriters even work alone. We all work together to create the magic in this city. What better collaborative effort than the ultimate of collaborations… creating a city-wide partnership designed to be able to serve the needy, hurting, and challenged populations right here amongst us… and by doing exactly what we do best here in Nashville.
Welcome to The Beat of Life.