Episode 31 of From A To Global Z is available for public viewing. This production is a tale of musical woe and the final foray in this mini-series dedicated to exploring the many and varied reasons why bands break up. We will delve into a single tragic case study about the heartbreaking saga of 1970s platinum rock band, Badfinger. Their tragic story has important lessons about about the music industry, and surrounding yourself with the right people. For ‘Mic Talk Time,’ we have a real beauty – it is Austrian Audio’s OC16.
2022 List of Achievements
I am so incredibly excited about what we have accomplished this year. Please visit our Facebook site to read all about it. Many thanks to our Board Members, volunteers, collaborating partners, and the foundations/organizations who contributed to our numerous successes! Just wait ’til you see what we have in store for 2023 🙂
Happy New Year and may you find peace through music.
2022 Maryland Humanities SHINE Grant!
Global Z is honored to have received a 2022 Maryland Humanities SHINE Grant. Many thanks, to Maryland Humanities!
2022 Maryland State Arts Council Creativity Grant Recipient!
Many thanks to MSAC for their support of Global Z by providing us with an organizational Creativity Grant.
The Delaplaine Foundation Comes Through Once Again!
Thanks again to the Delaplaine Foundation for their continued support of Global Z. Funds received will be directly applied toward our exciting Frederick Circle of Musical Unity Project!
Thank You, FAC!
Our thanks go out to the Frederick Arts Council for providing us with a Community Arts Development (CAD) Grant. These funds will assist Global Z with the ability to provide high-quality services to our community.
Episode 30 – Go Your Own Way: Why Bands Break Up (Part Three) is ready for viewing.
Part three of our mini-series explores several cases of famous bands that dissolved as a result of musicians pursuing solo careers. It also pays tribute to a band that stayed together despite going through incredibly trying circumstances. For ‘Mic Talk Time,’ we give a listen to the legendary Shure SM57 dynamic microphone.
Welcome to the Board, Serge Orloff!
The Global Z Recording Project is proud to welcome Serge Orloff to our Board of Directors, as Director of Marketing and Social Media. Serge brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to Global Z. He is a musician, an expert of Audiomover’s virtual recording technology solutions including Listento and Omnibus, and has extensive experience working and leading in the fields of marketing and social media. Welcome, Serge! We are glad and fortunate to have you as part of our team!
Frederick County ARPA Nonprofit Community Health and Recovery (ANCHR) Grant
Many thanks to Frederick County for providing us with an ARPA Nonprofit Community Health and Recovery Grant. These funds will be applied to daily operations and allow us to replace an 8-year old computer that is on it’s last circuits! We are working on finalizing agreements on an extremely cool project in the works designed to specifically serve the student musicians of Frederick County. Stand by, there is some really exciting stuff on the horizon!
An Exercise in Transparency: Phase I Proof of Concept Equipment Update
To date, the biggest stumbling block to our projects’ forward progress has been acquiring the needed funds to purchase equipment and run the organization. In Colorado, we initially sought to raise over $30,000 in grant money to conduct Phase I. We were able to receive limited financial successes through grants from Wells Fargo and Target. While we applied for numerous local, regional, and national grants, our financial goals of $30,000 were far from realized.
Locating the organization to the East Coast will have a definite impact on how we might acquire grants, equipment, and operational funds. Grant money was hard to come by, and we learned from the experience. The Board of Directors has approved a new strategy that will allow us to conduct our Phase I Proof of Concept project on a ‘shoestring’ budget. I am purchasing the audio production gear necessary to will allow us to complete our proof of concept using personal funds, and loaning the equipment out to Global Z. The purchase of this gear is about 90% complete. Once all of the necessary gear has been secured, we can move forward with making the necessary connections that will allow us to get Phase I underway.
Through these successes, we hope to attract the funding necessary that will allow us to operate in the black for future years to come. 2017-2018 will undoubtedly be exciting years for Global Z!