AGD ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER ZERO TO 60 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPING 16-20 YEAR-OLD ARTISTS

Posted: March 1, 2021


Partnership with National Non-Profit Notes for Notes Helps Even More Undiscovered Young Talent Get Chance to Make Their Mark in Music Industry; Applications Open March 1st

AGD President Nathan Dohse Available as Guest Speaker/Lecturer on “Balancing Art & Industry,” “The 5 Pillars of Artist Development” and “Marketing: One Goal, Capture Your Community”

NASHVILLE, TN – AGD Entertainment, an entertainment company at the forefront of innovation for career development in the ever-changing music  industry, is thrilled to launch the first-ever Zero to 60 (ZT60) Scholarship program designed for the developing 16-20 year-old artist. Applications will be open March 1 to April 5, 2021 at https://agdentertainment.com/scholarship. One recipient will receive a full ride to cover their nine-month experience with the ZT60 program; two to three partial ZT60 scholarships will also be offered.

A partnership with national non-profit Notes for Notes will help get the word out to underserved students across the country about the ZT60 scholarship that provides the funding and guidance needed to help artists thrive in the music industry. Notes for Notes is a national non-profit that provides youth with free access to music instruments, instruction and recording studio environments in Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide, so that music may become a profoundly positive influence in their lives.

Zero to 60 by AGD is a day-to-day management service that provides strategy development for recording artists. ZT60 Artist Coaches are trained to move and guide musicians at a steady pace and provide the foundation for an artist’s success in the industry. Artist Coaches understand a ZT60 musician intends to release music and become a confident performer. ZT60 is designed to work with the artist’s personality and develop their brand in line with these goals. Services are available to all artists at any level of career development.

The ZT60 scholarship tagline is “Imagination Into Action,” and encompasses the motivated artist – the aspiring musician who dreams big and invests in themselves. The full scholarship recipient will work with a personal coach on an individualized nine-month campaign to release their album project. Along the way, they’ll benefit from full access to AGD’s team who will help create the visual assets for the release and receive a professional mix/ master on their project. Additionally, two partial scholarship recipients will participate in AGD’s ZT60 program over the nine months, and these artists will work with their personal coach to release their project and hone their skills as a performer.

“We believe that motivated artists should have the opportunity to succeed,” said Nathan Dohse, President of AGD Entertainment and Author of the Zero To 60 Program.  “Finances should not be the main cause preventing success as an artist. AGD prides ourselves in being the most affordable solution for artists needing guidance to properly execute a creative project release. Still, we recognize that some talented artists might not be able to participate in the ZT60 community and program services due to financial constraints.”

“The ZT60 Scholarship Program is something we’ve envisioned since we started AGD, and we’re so glad to make this happen now,” added Timothy Dohse, Vice President and Co-Founder AGD Entertainment.  “We are very excited to elevate some incredible talent and look forward to the impact this will have within our community and the greater music industry.”

This is the inaugural year of the “Zero to 60” Scholarship Program, which will be announced annually in conjunction with AGD Entertainment’s “Zero To 60 Awards Show,” hosted every Spring live in Music City. The “Zero To 60 Awards Show” allows the ZT60 artist community to be showcased to all AGD Entertainment friends and partners, and is an integral part of how the company elevates its artists as they grow into their full potential.

ABOUT AGD ENTERTAINMENT
Another Great Day Entertainment Co. (AGD) was founded in 2014 by brothers Nathan and Timothy Dohse. The primary focus of the company has been artist development and entertainment management services;  label and publishing services will begin in 2021. AGD serves to educate and inspire our clients with our knowledgeable team of industry professionals and through community collaboration. AGD cultivates a fun environment with an emphasis on respect, creativity, and relationships.

AGD provides the necessary steps and connections for an artist of any popularity or tenure to advance in their career. Furthermore, we facilitate the training and growth opportunities for music industry professionals as artist coaches and day to day managers in order to identify team members with the ability and desire to eventually operate as effective artist managers. http://agdentertainment.com.

ABOUT NOTES FOR NOTES
Notes for Notes® is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 which builds, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios packed with guitars, drums, keys/synths, DJ gear, digital music stations, and full recording studios offering youth completely FREE access to explore, create, and record music. We currently have 23 studios in Boys & Girls Clubs and after-school sites in Austin, Santa Barbara, Nashville, LA, Brooklyn, the Bronx, San Francisco, Detroit, Cleveland, Memphis, St. Paul, Washington DC, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas and coming soon to Milwaukee and Greensboro, NC with our first in-school partnership. We believe music is elemental in helping youth discover their identity and that “Producing Tomorrow’s Musicians”® is as much about personal growth as it is artistic excellence.

The pandemic has forced most of our studios to temporarily close and while some have reopened with limited capacity it has left many of our youth stuck at home, a lot in less ideal situations, without the resources to express themselves through music. To meet these needs and expand our reach we developed N4N Digital, our new digital arm focused on our core programming, producing original music, as well as education on the skills and careers involved but all remotely.  N4N Digital also provides crucial opportunities for connection during these times of isolation as well as allowing new youth, artists and industry professionals to get involved who might previously not have been able to due to proximity to a studio.

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FOR INTERVIEWS AND MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Laura Charlton (formerly Johnson)
laurajohnsonpr@yahoo.com
(760) 450-7749 cell

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