M.U.S.I.C = Musicians Using their Skills to Inspire Change

MUSIC to the Ears Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving in-school and out of school youth and young adults in Los Angeles County and surrounding communities. Our mission is to eliminate all barriers to creative and economic opportunities for underrepresented communities by providing specialized education, career training and mentoring programs. Our goal is to increase opportunities, diversity, equity, and inclusion across all sectors of the music, media and entertainment industry. We are an approved vendor of the County of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Unified School District.


Music Education Programs

Entrepreneurship Training

Virtual Events

Distance Learning

Career Training


Economic Opportunity

Los Angeles is the music, media and entertainment capital of the world! The U.S. media and entertainment (M&E) industry is the largest in the world, generating over $700 billion in annual revenue, and is expected to reach more than $825 billion by 2023 (according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers PwC).

Unfortunately, many students in Los Angeles may never have the opportunity to qualify for a career in this industry, due to a lack of funding, education, apprentice, mentoring and career training programs in K-12 public schools.

Creative Opportunity

The U.S. media and entertainment industry is comprised of businesses that produce and distribute motion pictures, television programs and commercials, streaming content, music and audio recordings, broadcast, radio, book publishing, video games, and ancillary services and products.

The current generation has grown up in a world defined by technology and creativity. They don’t need to go to school to learn the latest dances, how to play video games or use social media apps. They naturally excel at music, social media, gaming, technology, and other forms of entertainment, but they aren’t being taught how to turn their creativity into a career.


The M&E industry lacks diversity, but it’s not because to a lack of talent. There are plenty of talented creatives…they just lack the resources and opportunity!

Talent is not restricted to any ethnic or economic demographic, but the lack of opportunity is a direct result of not providing adequate support to low income and minority communities.