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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.”

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.

Our awesome teachers

Two of our instructors got some press this week: David Daniels in the NY Times and Ben Davila in SF Weekly. We already knew they were awesome, but it’s always nice to see the rest of the world recognizing it, too.

“Take a Little Thoreau, Mix With Spunky Jazz”
NY Times Music Review
July 13, 2010

The idea behind David Karsten Daniels’s latest project, the album “I Mean to Live Here Still” (Fat Cat), is clear and unsurprising, and in fact a little obvious. Mr. Daniels, a singer-songwriter from Texas who lives in San Francisco, wanted to illuminate some verse and prose written by Henry David Thoreau and went about it by collaborating with a rowdy jazz group….The connection comes easily through the ears and through the intellect; it’s a pleasant, thoughtful record. More »

“Ben Davila Needs to Write Songs Like a Dog Needs to be Walked”
SF Weekly Local Frequency
July 7, 2010

Since March 2009, Ben Davila has written a song a week. Each Thursday, the 28-year-old invites everyone — his young music students, the hapless soul miles away with no prior songwriting experience, and the members of his two bands — to join him in posting a topical composition by the following Tuesday. This week, Davila reined in his passion for math, time travel and all things nerdy, and challenged the World Wide Web via his Song Club blog to write a song about the beach. More »