OWC Partners with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus as 2018 Presenting Sponsor

OWC Partners with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus as 2018 Presenting Sponsor

Mobile recording studio supports delivery of music education and programs across the United States

OWC®, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, is proud to announce that the company has extended its long–time relationship with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, and is serving as the Presenting Sponsor for 2018. The sponsorship kicked off at this year’s NAMM Show, held in Anaheim in January.

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The Lennon Bus is the premier, non–profit 501(c)(3) mobile pro–audio, video and photo production studio, providing hands–on experiences for thousands of visitors annually with assemblies, workshops, and production demonstrations. Working with educators and musicians, the Lennon Bus gives young people an environment in which to write and perform music, engineer recording sessions and produce videos, using the latest audio, video and production equipment.

"We have been partners in the educational mission of the Lennon Bus for years now," said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC. "We are proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for 2018, and look forward to being even more involved in bringing music and technology education to a wider audience than we have up to now. The Lennon Bus allows students to not only express their creativity but to be able to produce and store their projects, and to learn to use the technology moving forward. We are excited to support the numerous events and experiences with the Bus throughout 2018."

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OWC and the Lennon Bus will collaborate at the SXSW Festival in Austin in March. Activities and performances will be presented for festival attendees, with a short film produced afterwards by Lennon Bus students that will commemorate the events.

OWC is also sponsoring the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2018, with the "OWC Song of the Year" honor. Open to professional and amateur songwriters, judges including Fergie, Bob Weir, George Clinton, and Flea will help to select winners in 12 categories. The deadline for entry is June 15th and the winners will be announced on September 1st. For more information on how to enter visit www.jlsc.com.

Mobile recording studio supports delivery of music education and programs across the United States

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In the fall, OWC will present the Lennon Bus’ "Come Together NYC" residency. The one month–program celebrates John Lennon’s birthday and includes school/educational programs, concerts, donations and peace signs, and is supported by the Mayor’s office and the New York City Council.

OWC provides a wide variety of production equipment to assist the engineers on the Bus in their work, including Mercury On–the–Go Pro SSDs, Mercury Elite Pro Dual Minis, Envoy Pro EX, Thunderbolt 3 Docks and USB–C Travel Docks, as well as enterprise storage. This equipment allows producers to remain consistently connected to their work, provides in–studio and mobile production capabilities, workstation editing, media and enterprise storage for the large volumes of content produced, and keeps production connected and running at full speed, even when the bus is in transit.

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About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non–profit state–of–the–art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands–on experiences for students of all ages. Now in its 21st year, the Lennon Bus features the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The Lennon Bus travels across the U.S. and Canada year–round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, and at major industry conferences. To see where the bus will be next, visit http://www.lennonbus.org/schedule.

Mobile recording studio supports delivery of music education and programs across the United States

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About OWC
Having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988, OWC has become the reliable manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts with its extensive catalog of accessories, storage, and memory upgrades for nearly every Mac made in the last decade. Recognized for award–winning customer service, OWC provides extensive U.S.–based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world and comprehensive step–by–step installation and support videos.

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