Next Movement Records is the worlds first Social Business Record label committed to enabling artists to use their music to create social change. Music is one of the most powerful forms of communication that exists and its power transcends the simplicity of melodic ideas. Music has the power to uplift, enlighten, energize and mobilize the masses and has emerged throughout the years as a major force in movements for social change. Next Movement seeks to be the next movement in that evolution of the art form by expanding the power of the art and artists from influencers of change to becoming direct creators of that change. By combining the art, commerce, social entrepreneurship, and socio-economic development into one movement NMR is creating a new path for artists wishing to create their art and make a difference in the world.
NMR’s roster of artists contains some of the most dedicated, talented, and focused artists in the industry today. Each artist is fiercely dedicated to their craft and carries the double mission of desiring to use their art to create social change. NMR is helping these artists focus their talent and assist them to develop a career in the industry which is simultaneously improving the world around them. Each artist on the NMR roster is anxiously concerned with the deteriorating condition of the world within which they live and have dedicated a portion of their earnings, time, talent, and energy to helping eradicate at least one of these ills afflicting society. Each has adopted “a movement”. That movement could be eliminating poverty in a certain community, helping to provide education to a specific group of children, Providing monetary resources toward scholarships, helping provide vaccinations to impoverished communities… the possibilities are endless and the potential good that can be done is boundless. Through strategic partnerships, community workshops, and focused outreach they are focusing on their dual purpose. The beauty of giving is that as the artists give out… the world gives back… and they are then empowered to do more of what gives them purpose.
Next Movement Records takes on the role of assisting these artists to realize their potential and “be the change they wish to see in the world”… and in promoting these artists Next Movement Records is striving to emerge as a leader in the field of Social Entrepreneurship and Development… a true example of a business which at the heart of its mission statement is a bottom line more valuable than gold… that is the upliftment of humankind. NMR, as the parent organization, focuses on giving to the community through various projects, causes and organizations… Through Micro Credit Lending organizations, such as Kiva.org, NMR is actively engaged in using a portion of its income to empower others to lift themselves out of poverty and reach their dreams. The beauty of the social business model enables NMR to take a percentage of its financial resources and invest in people around the world enabling them to lift themselves out of poverty… as they lift themselves from poverty they are able to repay the money invested… Once that money is repaid NMR is able to turn it around once again and invest it to assist someone else in their quest for basic human needs. This modest fund of investment capital is constantly being recycled and through continuing artist releases and income streams NMR is always adding to this fund. No longer iis the money spent and lost but rather it is able to be reused one family at a time. Next Movement Records is always striving to connect and create partnerships with like minded organizations. Through these key relationships the effectiveness of each organization is multiplied exponentially. Win / Win.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
The social movements and change which have taken place in the world did not take place because people with extraordinary abilities stepped forward to meet the challenge… but rather that individuals who felt themselves inadequate to make a difference stepped forward courageously when no one else would. As we act and strive to become the change we wish to see the world… the world around us begins to reflect that reality. If you have been looking to be a part of a movement… the wait is over… you ARE the next movement.