Entrepreneur

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Mr. Burnett has demonstrated and practiced the spirit of entrepreneurship since childhood and throughout his teenage years – ranging from collecting refundable glass pop bottles and mowing lawns for weekly clients in summer; to holding down two after school jobs while still a student in high school. This type of initiative continues …

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PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN

Mr. Burnett began his professional career as a working musician in May 1974. He started with US military bands, where he performed music of most all styles at various locations around the world. He also began performing as a freelance artist, jazz clinician and music educator during his off-duty hours while still in military service.

Burnett Music was founded in March of 1979 by Chris and Terri Burnett.

RELATED LINK: BurnettMusic.com
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MUSIC LABEL BUSINESS FOUNDER

The ARTISTS RECORDING COLLECTIVE (ARC) is an internationally recognized brand and professional recording label that emphasizes promoting and facilitating the distribution and utilization of the works created by our members. ARC provides a viable 21st Century Music Industry Platform for world-class talent!

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Based in the Kansas City metropolitan area with its main office located in the City of Leavenworth, Kansas, ARC serves artists-producers and boutique record labels who require a dynamic and multi-dimensional platform to present their works and services in an environment that is not under compulsion or creative restraint.

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The Artists Recording Collective (ARC) was co-founded on December 7, 2007 by alto saxophonist, CHRIS BURNETT; tenor saxophonist, ERICA LINDSAY; and, pianist, SUMI TONOOKA as a professional response to an inherent void within the music industry then.  ARC is a registered Kansas Limited Liability Company (LLC) in good standing. ARC IS A GS1 Member Organization in good standing.

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Specifically, the co-founders endeavored to create and maintain a modern recording label brand to serve as a platform to promote and release the projects and recordings produced by professional artists and composers.  As experienced professionals in the field who also engage the new paradigm of the 21st Century music industry, their goal remains for the company to objectively and effectively serve as a platform for creative artists, producers and labels – like themselves.

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Today, the Artists Recording Collective (ARC), is an independent label and established music brand name that is powered by the idea that artists need a home base for all of their music and activities.  Association with the ARC brand serves to continually enhance the profile of member artists and labels on both, national and international levels.  ARC primarily does this by making effective and efficient use of most all relevant professional resources that are available to publicly introduce recording artists and musicians working in our innovative times.

RELATED LINK: ArtistsRecordingCollective.biz

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RETAIL MUSIC STORE FOUNDER

THE BURNETT MUSIC COMPANY, INC. – The Burnett Family opened a retail music store business in the rural Missouri town outside of Fort Leonard Wood after retiring from active duty military services with the Army Bands Career Program in 1996.

The company was incorporated in 1997 and was an authorized dealer for Selmer, Bach, Leblanc, Ludwig, Holton, and Musser musical instruments, among many other major manufacturer products.  A full service retail store and a music lessons studio, over 400 private lessons were taught each week in the store by professional instructors – most of whom were local music educators or members of the local Army band who taught during off duty hours.

The company contributed positively to the community.  Ultimately, the business did not remain viable due to several unanticipated anomalies that terminally impacted the business plan. The Burnett Music Company, Inc. was formally closed in December 2000, just prior to the Burnetts’ moving home to the KC area in February 2001.

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RELATED LINK: Waynesville-St. Robert Area Chamber of Commerce
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LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD THEATER – MUSIC CHAIRMAN

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A founding committee member and music chairman for a community concert series that was designed to primarily serve as a fundraiser for City of Leavenworth youth services programming, and provide venue for Kansas City metropolitan-area-based-artists to perform in a listening venue concert setting. The series remains successful.


RELATED LINK: Live at the Hollywood Theater – LeavenworthConcertSeries.org
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PERFORMING AND RECORDING ARTIST ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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With Brian Steever, Gerald Spaits, and Roger Wilder, Leavenworth Concert Series

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With Michael Shanks, Will Matthews and James Ward at the Drum Room in Kansas City, 2007

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Roger Wilder, Gerald Spaits and Brian Steever at the Live at the Hollywood Theater Concert Series in Leavenworth, Kansas

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Michael Pagan (not shown), Michael Shanks and James Ward at the Drum Room in Kansas City, 2007

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ARC releases reviewed in this issue of Down Beat magazine!

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