APM Music, U.S. Veterans Launch ‘Unsung Heroes’ Music Library and Series
APM Music launches a new music library/series: “Unsung Heroes.” The new library represents a songwriting collaboration between American veterans and accomplished APM songwriters and composers. The first album in the series just released by APM Music is entitled “Unsung Heroes: Volume 1.” These songs are now available to be licensed for usage within film, television, advertising, or various media projects.
Unsung Heroes is a partnership between APM and U.S. veteran Richard Casper and philanthropist Linda Tarrson who founded Casparr to work with APM Music to create the powerful and moving songs found in the Unsung Heroes collection. Casparr provides the financial structure through which monies earned by the licensing by APM of the songs featured within “Unsung Heroes” can go directly to benefit the veterans who have contributed to each song.
Casper and Tarrson are also the co-founders of CreatiVets, a non-profit organization which helps wounded veterans by integrating the healing power of music and the arts into their lives. Casper is a wounded American veteran whose experiences during wartime duty have led him to dedicate his life to helping other vets. Check out: http://www.creativets.org/about-2/
“Unsung Heroes – Vol. 1” includes nine songs – with both vocal and non-vocal versions – each of which were co-written by an American veteran and accomplished songwriters and composers hand selected by Casparr and APM. These veterans and songwriters were paired up in APM’s studios during the concept phase of each tune, during which time the veterans would talk about their experiences during wartime and in front of their eyes, a new song would emerge.
APM’s songwriters would then produce a full professional recording in Los Angeles or Nashville recording studios. APM Music then handled the final mixing and mastering. The result is Unsung Heroes, Vol. 1, an album comprised of nine songs, each born from the unique perspective of a veteran’s story married to the compelling musical style that brings it to life.
The veterans and songwriters/composers who co-created “Unsung Heroes” share songwriting credit and revenues generated by the licensing of their songs in TV programming, movies, videogames, commercials, webisodes and all other forms of audio-visual production. In addition, a percentage of APM Music’s profits generated by licensing songs from “Unsung Heroes” will be donated to CreatiVets.
Adam Taylor, President of APM Music, says, “I was very moved by Richard’s personal story, the work Richard and Linda were doing with CreatiVets and Richard’s healing journey. I knew that APM simply had to work with them to create something meaningful and so was born ‘Unsung Heroes’ to serve as a tribute to the sacrifices our American veteran – true heroes – have made for our country. Developing this project has been a rewarding, powerful and highly emotional journey – and a terrific partnership – for everyone involved.”
“Through the work I’ve done with CreatiVets and Casparr, I knew how cathartic the experience of writing music can be for vets who have felt and seen so much pain and suffering during their lifetimes” says Mr. Casper. “So when this partnership with APM Music came along, it was a logical and completely natural fit.”
“It has been a real honor to work with Richard, Adam, and APM Music on this wonderful new music project,” says Linda Tarrson ‘Unsung Heroes’ gives a musical voice to the experiences of our true American heroes – men and women who have given so valiantly of themselves to help protect our country and our freedom, often at great personal sacrifices to their own lives.”
Along with Richard Casper, the other U.S. veterans who contributed their emotional experiences to the “Unsung Heroes” project are Paul Wynns, Oscar Martinez, Jesse Houk, Daniel Acosta, Bree Fuller, William Jorgenson and Matt Bein. They were joined in creative collaboration by APM Music songwriters Matt Naylor, Cristi Vaughan, Sam Ward, Jonathan Monroy, Seven Williams, Ken Stacey, Doug Petty, Sonny Rey, Kalsey Kulyk, and the late Steven Stern.