A heartbeat is symbolic of a something alive and vibrant. For music, it is the heartbeat of this world. No matter the case, be it professionally recorded music, street performers, jam bands or the many different types of music you will hear from indigenous people of all colors and creeds… music is the lifeblood of our very existence. Throughout my life, I have found myself drawn to music and drawn to what it can do to people. It moves you, shapes you, heals you and can even save you when you think that you can’t be saved. September 13th, 2011 I began a journey that, quite honestly, I never expected to. Many of you know me from my massive catalog of work with New Transcendence. Through NT I have worked with some of the best artists I’ve ever come into contact with, both large and small. Over the past couple of years, I’ve found myself hungry for more. The growth with NT was substantial but it wasn’t allowing me to spread my wings, creatively. As a result of this, the cogs started turning in my head and, coupled with the skills of my brother Ethan Newell, Second Heartbeat Promotions was born. I am very excited to continue the journey I started with New Transcendence here and to really give a chance to those bands who have a positive message to spread. Music is the heartbeat of this world. Why not let us help people discover yours? Welcome to Second Heartbeat Promotions!
-Barrett “Bear” Stephens