Josiah Bruny, is the CEO and Founder of Music Changing Lives, (MCL), a non-profit organization focused on reducing our communities’ dropout rates through innovative music, and art after-school enrichment programs. Josiah’s vision is to build new-age community centers around the nation for disadvantaged youth who are aspiring to learn what it takes to compete in the entertainment industry and to teach them how to market themselves to become successful entrepreneurs. Prior to establishing MCL, Josiah created and led the independent record label, Higher Ground Records, LLC to become one of the leading underground labels in Southern California.
Josiah was raised in Altadena, California for most of his young life, but now considers the Inland Empire his home. Due to his hard work and dedication for the youth in our community, Josiah has been honored with several notable awards including the Daily Point of Light Award, Executive Director of the Year from the Community Foundation, and Cal State University of San Bernardino Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award to name a few honoring his efforts of service through Music Changing Lives. In 2012, Josiah collaborated with the Moreno Valley Unified School District, (MVUSD) to establish what is now known as the “Changing Lives Showcase,” a performance-art competition between four schools in MVUSD.