STOW. OH — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, recently renewed its sponsorship of music education charity Notes for Notes®, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with completely FREE access to music instruments, instruction and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive experience in their lives.
Audio-Technica has provided many of the Notes for Notes locations with microphones and headphones, including the AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, PRO 63 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone, BP40 Large-Diaphragm Dynamic Microphone, and ATH-M20x, ATH-M30x, ATH-M40x and ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones.
As part of the sponsorship renewal, Roxanne Ricks, Audio-Technica U.S. Artist Relations Manager and Events Specialist, recently attended a gala event in Detroit, marking the opening of a new Notes for Notes Studio in the city. Country artist and Michigan native Frankie Ballard was a featured guest, and Notes for Notes presented Audio-Technica with a Diamond Record plaque. “It was an honor to be at this event,” stated Ricks, “and an even bigger honor to represent Audio-Technica as we continue to pledge our support for this wonderful organization.”
Philip Gilley, Notes for Notes CEO/Co-Founder, stated, “We had the pleasure of being introduced to the wonderful Audio-Technica family thanks to legendary engineer (and Notes for Notes Advisory Board Member) Alan Parsons. We are so honored to have the support of such a legendary company providing our studios and members with the highest in microphone and monitoring quality. Thanks to Audio-Technica, we can hear the future.”
About Notes for Notes
Notes for Notes® is a non-profit organization which builds, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios (inside Boys & Girls Clubs and after-school facilities) packed with guitars, drums, keys/synths, DJ gear, digital music stations and full recording studios offering youth completely FREE access to explore, create, and record music. Notes for Notes currently has 11 studios in Boys & Girls Clubs and after-school sites in Santa Barbara, Nashville, LA, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Ventura, Atlanta, Detroit and coming soon to Austin, Cleveland, Memphis, NOLA and more. Beyond creating music the organization also educates about the multitude of careers around the industry and the positive paths the music can be the catalyst to. Please visit notesfornotes.org for more information and to see how Notes for Notes is Producing Tomorrow’s Musicians(SM)
Photo Caption: At the Detroit opening of Notes for Notes® on August 12, 2015, many sponsors and young artists were in attendance. Shown with Frankie Ballard (left), country artist and Michigan native, and Mojo (standing) from Mojo In The Morning radio show channel 955, is program participant Adrielle, who is interested in singing and piano.