April 9, 2020


Ray Kinzie here writing you, and thanking you, for your support of Elemental Level’s effort to create music that speaks to you. Noted below are some interesting facts about our work, and our presence, on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Radio AirPlay, Jango and dozens of other platforms around the world. We are especially grateful to reflect on our group’s beginnings. Elemental Level is an offshoot from a Small Grant funded effort for my classroom work with community partner Chicago Foundation for Education.

We have had over 1700 different listeners hear our music through Jango, a free internet radio streaming service, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. This week, listeners hail from twenty-one of the fifty states (States Report here) and over twenty countries internationally (Countries Report here) according to our listener data reports we receive from Radio AirPlay. The countries represent North America, Europe, Asia, Central America, and South America. We are grateful for this world-wide community, especially at a time where the world is suffering through the Covid-19 pandemic. If you, your family, or your friends have suffered, please know that our hearts here at Elemental Level are full of thoughts and prayers for each of you. Let us all hope for brighter days when this pandemic passes, cures are discovered, and treatments are improvised and improved.

How can you help support the fight against Covid-19? I am pledging to take any monies earned through Elemental Level’s streaming partners or download sales and donate the proceeds to byJulianna, a local custom personalized embroidery company doing their part to win the battle against Covid-19 by donating quality PPE masks to medical professionals, first responders, and community members who need access to quality PPE. Please visit the gallery below to see byJulianna’s studio taking on Covid-19 one mask at a time. Today they received a charity order for fifty masks! E-mail byJulianna if you have any needs for custom embroidery.

The donation window will be for the entire month of April. The easiest way you can donate is to download songs or stream our content from your favorite music platform where Elemental Level is available. Some of the common sites include: Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music. However, our music is also on over fifty other international sites.

Please visit the band website Our Music page for direct links to our content or access our contest through your own user account.

In spite of the shelter in place, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you can use your love of music to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

With appreciation,

Ray Kinzie

Summit Educational Services

Stitching out final step of PPE fabrication with byJulianna.