Grind [work hard] Ethos [music = life] has long been an idea, a lifestyle, even the name of a YouTube channel...
My involvement in local music communities began as a teenager in Hawaii. I wrote for local punk zines, photographed and filmed live shows, and silkscreened tee shirts for bands. Through college, I honed my skills as a live show videographer in the New England Hardcore and Metal scenes under the moniker Ethos Productions. In the early 2000s, I took advantage of the new YouTube platform and created the channel GrindEthos to showcase the footage of countless bands and artists from all over the country.
As I myself made the transition from show documentarian to performer, I learned more and more about local scenes and the bigger picture of what seemed then to be an untouchable industry. Through networking, constant music creation, and performance in venues from local bars to arenas, I learned the ins and outs of what it means to be a working artist, a production assistant, a tour manager, a social media curator, and so much more.
But it wasn't until I was invited to utilize my years of experience and connections in the music industry to help other artists fulfill their own dreams that it presented itself to me as a career, as a way for artists, including myself, to survive in a constantly changing world.
Connecting with artists and learning how I can help them excites me and the diverse array of people I work with across so many genres and fields. It truly does feel like magic when a record comes out or a tour wraps up. It takes so many passionate, creative, hardworking individuals to make that magic happen. We'd be honored if you would join us in these endeavors.
I'm looking forward to sharing our journey with you, one step, one connection, one song at a time.
- Meghann Wright, Founder & CEO