NOTES FOR NOTES OPENS FLAGSHIP STUDIO IN NASHVILLE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB WITH LIVE RECORDINGS BY A VARIETY OF ARTISTS INCLUDING LINDSAY ELL, MELODY SHEPPARD, ELLIOTT BLAUFUSS, DAVID FANNING, SYKSENSE AND MIKE FLOSS
Opening Week Events Included Songwriting Workshops, Producer Masterclass, and Hip-Hop Clinic
NASHVILLE – Critically-heralded Stoney Creek Records artist Lindsay Ell officiallyopened the flagship Notes for Notes recording studio at the Cleveland Park Boys and Girls Club in Nashville Nov. 6 with a jam session and the music continued throughout the week.
Artists from a variety of genres visited the state-of-the-art recording studio to engage students, and record music for a future EP of live recordings from the facility featuring a creative mix of artists and student musicians.
“With this being our premier studio we thought it only right to launch it in flagship manner with a week of performances and sessions from musicians and producers spanning multiple genres,” said Philip Gilley, Notes for Notes Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Organizing this very special industry week was Charity Ward, Notes for Notes Nashville Area Director, who said of the week, “The five straight days of creativity and collaboration during our first ‘Industry Week’ set the tone for what we are confident will continue to come from the Flagship Studio and gave our youth the opportunity to not only meet but create with artists they aspire to be like some day.”
On Nov. 7, singer/songwriter Melody Sheppard led a songwriting workshop. On Nov. 8, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Elliott Blaufuss conducted a musician and producer masterclass. MV2 Entertainment artist/songwriter/producer David Fanning participated in an artist visit on Nov. 9 and worked with N4N Member Taylor Gayle. On Nov. 10, producer Syksense and MC Mike Floss joined music talents for a Hip-Hop Clinic.
The studio, which is the third in Nashville and the 18th in the country, was funded by the CMA Foundation, which has supported the opening of recording studios in Boys & Girls Clubs and other facilities in several markets including Atlanta, Austin, Brooklyn, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. since 2014. Other important partners in the new studio include Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, the Hot Topic Foundation, and Lowe’s.
The new Nashville studio is completely outfitted with topnotch gear recently donated by Converse including an API 1608 console. Notes for Notes is also thankful to have the support of so many music instrument and gear manufacturers like Avid, Audio Technica, Casio, Dell, DW, Gibson, Kala Ukuleles, Native Instruments, and Stagg.
Singer/Songwriter and Multi- Instrumentalist, Elliott Blaufuss assists youth artist ZuZu in completing her original song during the Production Masterclass.
MV2 Entertainment artist/songwriter/producer David Fanning mentors 13-year-old Taylor Gayle at the new Notes for Notes recording studio.