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Do you remember the first time you strummed a guitar, wailed on the drums, engineered a session, spun the turntables, produced a beat, or played the ivories? It changed your life! Help us provide youth with that same experience with FREE access to music instruments, instruction, and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive experience in their lives!

$4 a month ($48/yr) helps Notes for Notes sustain and build our MusicBox Studios all over the country providing the opportunity for the next Hendrix, Bonham, Parsons, Deadmau5, Dre, and Joel to find their path.

Be an Instrument 4 Change!

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“Producer” Benefits:

  • Quarterly Exclusive Track from MusicBox Studio Member-Digital Release. N4N will pay youth 1.00 for each distribution of their track (more competitive than iTunes) In a yearly subscription $4 will be paid to youth members from one Producer membership. This plan also provides incentive for youth to create exclusive tracks and aid in promotional material/ content.
  • First notice and Presale password to all Notes for Notes Events.
  • Quarterly digital newsletter with updates, news, curated content from the studios
  • Recognition on as a Producer
  • N4N Merchandise Discount
    15% off online purchases (online store coming soon)
  • ​Access to live broadcast N4N Google Hangouts from the studios featuring performances, artist visits, and special opportunities.
  • Part of a community working together to provide youth across the country with musical opportunities.

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Are you a Pioneer?



Are you a PIONEER? Will your music change the world ? Write a song about how you and your music are Pioneering/ Leading the way for change and you could win round-trip airfare and accommodations for you and a guest to Lubbock, TX for an intimate VIP event with The Band Perry.

Contest Details:

Start/End: August 26, 2013-September 13, 2013

Submission: Delivered to any Notes for Notes’ MusicBox Studio in Santa Barbara, Nashville, or Santa Monica or emailed to pioneer [at]

Song Criteria: Write and record an original song that shows how you or your music will change the world. As musicians you are PIONEERS and have a profound opportunity to influence a part of the world around you with the message of your music. We want to hear how you are a pioneer for change so put it in a song and send it to us and you could win the Grand Prize- round-trip airfare, accommodations, and a VIP concert  with The Band Perry in Lubock, TX for you and a guest (a parent or legal guardian).

  • Radio-friendly lyrics
  • Recorded on 1 of 5 available instrumental tracks or a completely original arrangement
  • Recorded in whole or part at a MusicBox Studio in Santa Barbara, Nashville, or Santa Monica.

Judging: Notes for Notes staff will listen to all entries and pick one winner for the grand prize based on 3 criteria:

  • Lyrical Creativity: 50%
  • Adherence to Pioneer theme: 35%
  • Quality of recording: 15%

Restrictions: This contest is open to all youth age 8-19. If you are not a member of Notes for Notes already, we ask that you become one- It is FREE and there is only one document to fill out.

  • Must be available to travel between October 3-5.  Arrangements will have to be made for school absence.
  • Winning contestant must be accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian.

Grand Prize Details:

  • Roundtrip airfare coach for two to Lubbock, TX and two nights lodging at four diamond Overton Hotel with ground transportation to-and-from airport, hotel, event and concert.
  • Passes for two to VIP luncheon featuring acoustic performance by The Band Perry, Meet & Greet with The Band Perry, and celebration of Pioneer stories.
  • Two limited edition Pioneer necklaces courtesy of Origami Owl, and two The Band Perry PIONEER albums
  • Tickets for two to Rascal Flatts Live and Loud 2013 tour Concert featuring The Band Perry.

Download Contest Form HERE
The Band Perry poster


Sonos Signed Artist Series

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BRAND NEW SONOS PLAY:5 and PLAY:3 Wireless HiFi Speaker signed by your favorite artists at their Santa Barbara Bowl Concerts in Santa Barbara, CA in 2011/12. Speakers signed by Bonnie Raitt, Ben Harper, Don Henely, Slightly Stoopid, Norah Jones, The Black Keys and six more will all be available for bid on eBay starting April 16, 2013.

 from the sale of this auction benefit Notes for Notes: a non-profit organization that provides youth with FREE access to music instruments, instruction and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive experience in their lives.

The SIGNED ARTIST SERIES is proudly supported by Sonos.

Upcoming Auctions:

Norah Jones PLAY: 3

Start: May 28, 2013 @ 12:00 PM PST
Ends: June 4, 2013 @ 12:00 PM PST
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Norah Jones CU ebay

Def Leppard Signed PLAY: 3

Start: May 25, 2013 @ 12:00 PM PST
Ends: June 1, 2013 @ 12:00 PM PST
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Def Leppard CU

Past Auctions:

Slightly Stoopid Signed PLAY: 5

Start: May 3, 2013 @ 12:00 PM PST
Ends: May 10, 2013 @ 12:00 PM PST
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Slightly Stoopid 1 ebay






Bonnie Raitt Signed PLAY: 3

Start: April 16, 2013 @ 2:00 AM PST
Ends: April 23, 2013 @ 2:00 AM PST
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Bonnie Raitt 1 ebay





Ben Harper Signed PLAY: 5
Start: April 16, 2013 @ 2:00 AM PST
Ends: April 23, 2013 @ 2:00 AM PST
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Ben Harper CU ebay







About the Sonos PLAY:5
The big room, big sound, all-in-one Sonos player.

Stream all the music on earth—iTunes, music services, Internet radio. Wireless, easy to set up. Start with one, expand anywhere. HiFi powerhouse of Sonos sound—5 speakers powered by 5 dedicated digital amps. Control wirelessly with your Android device, iPhone or iPad.

About the Sonos PLAY: 3
Big Sonos HiFi sound in a compact size. The small, sexy, tuck in a corner and blow off the roof all-in-one Sonos player.

Stream all the music on earth—iTunes, music services, Internet radio. Wireless, easy to set up. Start with one, expand anywhere. Big Sonos HiFi sound in a compact size—3 speakers powered by 3 dedicated digital amps. Control wirelessly with your Android device, iPad, iPhone, Mac or PC. Compact and versatile, put it anywhere – horizontal or vertical.

For more info, check out

Please bid generously as all proceeds benefit Notes for Notes and help offer one-of-a-kind musical experiences to youth across the country.


About Notes for Notes:
Notes for Notes is a non-profit that builds, equips and runs after-school recording studios called MusicBox Studios packed with guitars, drums, synths, DJ gear, digital music workstations and full studios giving youth completely FREE access to explore, create and record music. We do not censor lyrics nor do we promote ourselves as an anti-gang/ drug intervention organization. We are all about music and most importantly the relationships that develop through music and collaboration. Our studios are located inside Boys & Girls Clubs in Nashville, TN and Santa Barbara, CA and we are currently developing in Detroit and LA next. To learn more please visit

About Sonos:
Founded in 2002, Sonos® is the leading manufacturer of wireless music systems. The Sonos Wireless HiFi System lets you stream all the music on earth wirelessly in every room of your home with control from your Android® smartphone, iPhone®, or iPad®. In addition to playing your personal digital music collection, Sonos gives you access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations by partnering with AUPEO, Deezer, iheartradio, JUKE,, MOG, Napster®, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker Radio®, Spotify, Stitcher SmartRadio™, TuneIn, Wolfgang’s Vault, and more. The award-winning Sonos Wireless HiFi System is available at more than ten thousand retailers in over 65 countries worldwide; or direct from Sonos at Sonos, Inc. is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Hilversum, Netherlands, Shenzen, China, and Penang, Malaysia.

Notes for Notes is honored by Sonos’ support and their commitment to making music available for youth.

Holiday Soundcheck LIVE Auction-Ends 1-22-12

Bidding Ends January 22, 2012

This is your chance to win one-of-a-kind items signed by Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) during our 3rd Annual Holiday Soundcheck concert on December 15, 2012 featuring DJ Sets from Martin, Douglas J. McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb) and Static Revenger. Please bid generously as all proceeds benefit Notes for Notes and New Noise Music Foundation.

Martin Gore Signed Mega CD/DVD Collection: 
CLICK HERE for eBay Auction


Martin Gore Signed Aston Martin Model Car:
CLICK HERE for eBay Auction.


Sonos Play 3 Signed by Martin Gore:
CLICK HERE for eBay Auction.

Martin Gore Signed Electric Guitar:
CLICK HERE for eBay Auction.

Martin Gore Signed Gibson Toy Guitar:
CLICK HERE for eBay Auction.


Notes for Notes is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with completely FREE access to music instruments, instruction and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive experience in their lives. Notes for Notes is based in Santa Barbara, CA; Nashville, TN; and coming soon to Detroit and Los Angeles.

New Noise Music Foundation is a non-profit based in Santa Barbara that creates a participatory creative culture through producing the annual New Noise Santa Barbara Music Conference & Festival (Fall), consistent concerts, workshops, lectures, and volunteer/mentoring programs for all ages, especially young people. In 2012/13, New Noise aims to establish a permanent home for a 300+ capacity, all ages, drug and alcohol free music venue in Santa Barbara region(“The Living Room”)

All items will be professional packed and are available for world-wide shipping. Paypal Payment ONLY!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. These items are also being promoted through Martin’s social outlets.



Holiday Soundcheck 2012 with Martin Gore

New Noise & Notes For Notes Present…
3rd Annual Holiday Sound Check Feat. Martin Gore DJ set (Depeche Mode)
w/ special DJ set by Douglas J McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb) + Static Revenger

Date: Saturday, December 15th
Time: 8:00p
Age: 21+
Location: 120 Santa Barbara St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Join New Noise Music Foundation  and Notes For Notes celebrate the holiday season with a party you won’t want to miss! Legendary Depeche Mode songrwiter and guitarist Martin Gore will once again hop on the turntables for a special hand crafted DJ set. He will be joined by Douglas J Mcarthy & Static Revenger.

Douglas J Mcarthy:

Static Revenger:

Now in it’s 3rd year, the annual holiday fundraiser supports two non profit music organizations & is always a special night.

What to expect:
No host bar featuring local wine, beer and liqour.
Amazing venue space: Sponsored by our good friends at Sonos, this year’s event space has a a distinct warehouse feel and London vibe. You may think your are in the Tube once you arrive… Mind the gap!
Select art pieces curated by New Noise Music Foundation & friends

Silent Auction: Our silent auction items are always unique and rad. Really. We will have loads of both Martin Gore and other music oriented holiday gifts! Help us raise money for two great local music organizations, and give someone a killer present! It’s a win/win!
Good times, Good Peeps: As always, we aim to help set the tone for a night of amazing night with firends new and old.
Light appetizers will also be served.


Meet & Greet with Martin Gore Pass: $100.00 (Very Limited # available)
– Entry to event
– MG signed limited edition poster of the event
– Group photo with Martin Gore
– Custom pass & lanyard for event
– 1st inside venue
– 1st look and bidding for silent auction items
– (2) free drink tickets

VIP TICKET: $50 (Limited # Available)
– Priority entry to event (front of line access)
– Limited edition signed poster of event
– (1) free drink tickets per pass

G/A Ticket: $30 (Limited # of tickets per tier. Please purchase early & often to ensure entry. Price will go up)
– General admission entry to event

There are no refunds, name changes or exhanges. All persons must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Please e mail any questions to:

Thank you for your support & we look forward to hosting you for another great Holiday Party!



Grand Opening- MusicBox Studio 93

Please join us for the Grand Opening/ Open House of our 2nd Nashville location, MusicBox Studio 93 in the Preston Taylor Boys & Girls Club/ YMCA on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

What: Grand Opening of Notes for Notes’ second Nashville MusicBox Studio. Yes, we have been open since June cranking out new tracks every day but this is your chance to “officially” see the studio and bring your friends!

When: December 6th, 2012 from 5:30-7:30

Where: MusicBox Studio 93 @ Preston Taylor Boys & Girls Club/ YMCA
915 38th ave North
Nashville, TN 37209
Google Maps link HERE
(Note: Directions will bring you to Mckissack Middle School entrance.
Continue on 38th, make a LEFT on Clare, followed by a LEFT on 39th after Club Sign)

Please feel free to share and invite your music-loving friends!

The 2nd Annual Seymour Duncan Benefit Concert Featuring Los Lobos with Joe Bonamassa

Tickets On Sale Saturday July 21, 2012 @ Noon! CLICK HERE

Tickets On Sale Saturday July 21, 2012 @ Noon! CLICK HERE

Support This Event!

Sponsorship Opportunities and Ad Placement available in our Program Booklet. Be a part of an incredible musical experience and help support the next generation of musicians!
For more information on ad sales and sponsorship opportunities, please contact and please check out last years Program Here.

Grand Opening/ Open House Nashville MusicBox #1

Please join us for the Grand Opening/ Open House of our first MusicBox in Nashville, TN in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tenneessee. It has been quite a journey from inception in 2006 in Santa Barbara, CA to the opening of our first location in a new city. We are extremely excited to be a part of the Nashville community and look forward to  showing you the future of Notes for Notes and the music resources now available to area youth… for FREE.

In advance we thank you for your support Nashville as you have embraced the organization and made it possible for us to do what we do. Stop by on February 2, 2011 between 3:30-6:30pm to learn more about Notes for Notes, see the studio and remember what it would have been like to have these resources as an aspiring musician.

The MusicBox Studio is located inside the Andrew Jackson Boys & Girls Club at 916 16 Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

AND if you have musical instruments (guitars, drums, keys/synths, turntables, computers, digital music creation tools, studio gear, or something really cool) that you would like to donate please bring them as we are currently developing a second Nashville MusicBox at the Preston Taylor Boys & Girls Club.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Please contact Philip Gilley (Executive Director/ Founder) with any questions at 805-318-3657 or


Holiday Soundcheck 2011-Tickets ON SALE NOW!

It’s back, the 2nd Annual Holiday SoundCheck featuring DJ sets by Martin Gore of Depeche Mode. The event is a benefit for Notes for Notes and the New Noise Music Foundation. If you were there last year than you know how much fun it was and if you weren’t, then you must find out for yourself this year.

CLICK HERE to get your Tickets NOW!

This is a very intimate venue with limited capacity. This event will sell out so get your tickets now. 

When: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 @ 7:30 to…
Where: Contemporary Arts Forum-653 Paseo Nuevo Mall (upstairs)

50.00-General Admission
100.00-Commemorative Tickets w/ signed memorabilia
more info @