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A community focused program teaching Baltimore youth the “ins and outs” of the music business and other disciplines.

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Baltimore based music program, Beats Not Bullets, is celebrating its third year of operation. The community focused program endeavors to teach youth the “ins and outs” of the music business and other disciplines. What started as a kernel of an idea from Baltimore native and DBMG recording artist Damond Blue, has grown into a fully staffed operation supported by Dream Bigger Media Group.


"The whole goal of this is to give kids access to resources and guidance on how to be successful in life” said Damond Blue.


Beats Not Bullets Program Coordinator Marcel “Kariz’ Martin helped to develop program’s curriculum. Marcel began his career as a music producer. His social entrepreneurial focus has been on bridging the gap between education and the music industry. He has achieved this through various programs that have been developed under Kariz Kids Youth Enrichment Services (Now known as Innovation Echo Alliance ). Marcel has over a decade of experience working with youth of all demographics in both technical and creative environments.


The training is designed to educate High School youth on how to work efficiently and professionally as a record company intern. Students will leave with strengths and intermediate qualifications in the following areas: