Hollywood, CA (July 7, 2017)—APM Music has launched a new music library/series, Unsung Heroes, that represents a songwriting collaboration between American veterans and APM songwriters and composers.
Unsung Heroes is a partnership between APM and US veteran Richard Casper and philanthropist Linda Tarrson, who founded Casparr, which provides the financial structure through which monies earned by the licensing by APM of the songs featured within Unsung Heroes can go directly to benefit the veterans who have contributed to each song.
The initial release, Unsung Heroes: Volume 1, includes nine songs, with both vocal and non-vocal versions, each of which were co-written by an American veteran and accomplished songwriters and composers hand selected by Casparr and APM. These veterans and songwriters were paired up in APM’s studios during the concept phase of each tune, during which time the veterans would talk about their experiences during wartime and in front of their eyes, a new song would emerge. APM’s songwriters then returned to the studio in Los Angeles or Nashville to produce a professional recording. APM Music handled the final mixing and mastering.
Casper is a wounded American veteran whose experiences during wartime duty have led him to dedicate his life to helping other vets. He and Tarrson are also the co-founders of CreatiVets, a non-profit organization which helps wounded veterans by integrating the healing power of music and the arts into their lives. A percentage of APM Music’s profits generated by licensing songs from Unsung Heroes will be donated to CreatiVets.
The veterans and songwriters/composers who co-created Unsung Heroes share songwriting credit and revenues generated by the licensing of their songs in TV programming, movies, videogames, commercials, webisodes and all other forms of audio-visual production.