APM Music said its newest music library, Unsung Heroes, brings American combat veterans together with APM songwriters and composers to help document the wartime experience through music.
Songwriting credit and licensing revenue are shared between the veterans and a collaborating APM songwriter, the company said. APM pledged a percentage of its profits to CreatiVets, a nonprofit organization founded by Richard Casper and Linda Tarrson to help give veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries the opportunity to express their stories through art.
“I was very moved by Richard’s personal story, the work Richard and Linda were doing with CreatiVets and Richard’s healing journey,” said APM President Adam Taylor in a prepared statement. “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 veterans — true heroes — have made for our country.”
The first release in the series, Unsung Heroes Vol. 1, features nine different songs, each provided in vocal and instrumental versions. Veterans were brought to APM’s studios and paired with songwriters, who would listen to their stories and help turn them into songs that were professionally recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, then mixed and mastered at APM.