Just over fifteen years ago, Scott Borchetta opened the doors of a small office on Music Row for a start-up label he named Big Machine Records. To celebrate the label’s historic 15-year successes, BMLG President/CEO Scott and his wife Sandi Borchetta, who is BMLG’s Senior Vice President of Creative, announced the launch of a grant fund for 501c3 non-profit music schools and organizations, awarding fifteen recipients with $10,000 grants through the Music Has Value fund.
The first five organizations to receive a grant have been announced including during a ZOOM call with the Borchetta’s. The organizations are as follows:
Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Chattanooga Boys Choir
Tacoma, Washington’s Ted Brown Music Outreach
Higley, Arizona’s United Sound
Boston’s Education Through Music
Oklahoma City’s El Sistema Oklahoma
“When we set out on this journey a little over 15 years ago, the mission was the same then as it is now—find great artists and make great music,” said Borchetta. “Music comes at us from all corners in all shapes and all sizes. Sandi and I feel the responsibility to continue to enable opportunities for all students to experience music-making, whether it’s the sheer joy of just doing it… all the way to successful recording artist. These first five recipients of MHV grants all have a unique take, and challenge, to carry out this mission. We applaud them and proudly support them.”
The Borchettas’ Music Has Value Fund is a fund they created in 2015 to provide financial support to organizations which support those who make music, aspire to make music, and access and appreciate music.
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