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Bird Records officially launches

Here’s our official press release for Bird Records!

Local Music School Announces New Venture
Bird School of Music launches record label and releases their first artist

SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 4, 2014 – Approaching ten years of business, Bird School of Music on Polk St. in San Francisco recently launched Bird Records, LLC. This philanthropy-based record label donates all proceeds from recordings to charities chosen by the artists. Bird’s first artist releases her new music for CURE on January 27th, 2014.

Caelyn Dovey, a senior at University High School, will be donating 100% of the proceeds from sales of her music to CURE Childhood Cancer nonprofit cancer research foundation. Through research, education and unwavering dedication, CURE works fervently to combat the most aggressive types of pediatric cancers.

“About a year and a half ago, I read about a boy named Zach Sobiech. He died of a type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma at 18 years old. I was inspired and touched by his story, which described the way he started writing music after his diagnosis as a coping mechanism. I immediately felt a connection,” said Caelyn.

Caelyn began her musical journey at Bird with guitar and voice lessons at age thirteen. Now at seventeen she is writing and recording pop songs.

Bird School of Music and Bird Records Founder, Lane Murchison said: “Our student population is growing up and many of them are staying in music. We’ve taught some of these kids since they were three years old – Now we’re seeing them writing their own music, playing clubs and touring.”

ABOUT BIRD
Bird is a music school, a recording label, and a private showcase performance venue. At Bird, music and technology come together in a positive and safe environment. Students are encouraged to use what’s current to enhance their creative musical ideas. Bird emphasizes technique and exposure to all genres of music, enabling musicians to build on familiar ideas to produce something unique. Bird is music, community and technology.

Song of the Week!

Here’s a final “Song of the Week” for our Women Who Rock session: “Cannonball” by the Breeders.  It’s Tech Week and it feels like there’s a cannonball at the Bird… We’re excited about our upcoming band show on January 27!  Call us at 415-441-3551 or email us at info@bird-sf.com for details!

Upcoming "Positively Hip-Hop" Session

We are all very excited about our next session, “Positively Hip-Hop,” which runs from January 28 – April 28!  This session will explore conscious and uplifting hip-hop, from its roots in the late 1970s to today.  This session is a little bit longer than our other sessions in order to accommodate the various spring breaks of our students.  Choose a 10-week or 11-week session, depending on your spring break.

We will not hold rehearsals during our mid-winter or spring breaks, February 18 – 22 and April 15 – 19, respectively.

Band rehearsal dates:

  1. January 28 – February 1
  2. February 4 – February 8
  3. February 11 – February 15
  4. February 25 – March 1
  5. March 4 – March 8
  6. March 11 – March 15
  7. March 18 – March 22
  8. March 25 – March 29
  9. April 1 – April 5
  10. April 8 – April 12
  11. April 22 – April 26 [Tech Week]
The show will take place on April 28.
As always, send us an email at info@bird-sf.com or give us a call at 415-441-3551 if you have any questions!

Song of the Week!

A nice transition from our Women Who Rock session to our upcoming Positively Hip Hop session (January 28 – April 28).  “Where I’m From” by Digable Planets, featuring the fabulous lady M.C. Ladybug Doodle.  “We be reading Marx where I’m from…”