OUR HUMBLE BEGINNING
It was freezing cold and the ground was covered with snow and ice. I nearly froze with fear, worried our first event would be cancelled after spending months in and out of meetings, planning and gaining support for The Color of Music program. Mid-morning, strange but amazingly sweet, the sun rose bright and all of the snow melted. The event was scheduled for 2:00 PM and everything went as planned. We even opened the doors and spent time outside on the upper deck of Warner Bros. Records, At 6:30 that evening the ground was covered with snow.
Jim Ed Norman, President of Warner Bros Records
The conglomerate was the first and only record label on Music Row to acknowledge and celebrate diversity. Jim Ed worked closely with artists from some of the most remote parts of the world. During his 23 years as head of the label he would always set aside time within the company's busy itinerary to honor Black History Week. The Color of Music was the last of its kind on the Row. Jim Ed later retired.
20 Music Square E, Nashville, Tennessee 37212
Thank you for caring and sharing your success
with The Color Of Music youth.
JIM ED NORMAN