COMMUNITY AND PURPOSE
Mystery Street Recording Company is more than just another business, its a community. We see it like this… if you are making and recording music, our industry will progress and we will all do well; engineers, producers, musicians, venues, labels, and record stores alike. By working together and sharing our talents and resources, we can keep the music industry alive and kicking. What this means for you is that we will do everything we can to help you become successful in the industry and for us, well, we just hope you’ll stay with us along the way.
In the greater community, Mystery Street has partnered with a number of non-profit groups by donating our time, providing raffle prizes, and lending out equipment when needed.
Brave Space Alliance– The first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ individuals on the South and West sides of the city. Brave Space Alliance strives to empower, embolden, and educate each other through mutual aid, knowledge-sharing, and the creation of community-sourced resources as we build toward the liberation of all oppressed peoples.
The Night Ministry– The Night Ministry compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach, spiritual care, and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty, and loneliness. The Night Ministry accepts individuals as they are and offers support as they seek to improve their lives.
Indie Lab– A grassroots, community based, science lab which seeks to re-imagine scientific development through direct participation and free distribution of scientific knowledge.
Warehouse Workers for Justice– A worker center fighting for stable, living-wage jobs in warehouses and distribution centers
Make-A-Wish: Illinois– Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of these children. Each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing experience.
Metropolitan Tenants Organization – Educate, organize and empower tenants to have a voice in the decisions that affect the affordability and availability of safe, decent and accessible housing.
Iraq Veterans Against the War – Dedicated to the mobilization of the military community to withdraw its support for the war and occupation in Iraq. IVAW is leading the movement of veterans and GIs who are working to bring the troops home now.
Punk Rock Karaoke Chicago – DIY, fund-raising event that benefits small, independent community groups.
Jail Guitar Doors – Founded by M5C’s Wayne Kramer, Jail Guitar Doors is a non-profit organization that provides musical instruments and mentorship to help rehabilitate, through the transformative power of music, people in prison and youth on track to the prison system.
Bear Necessities– A non-profit organization dedicated to helping provide for the immediate needs of families with kids battling pediatric cancer and organizing customized experiences to brighten the lives of children going through cancer.
Industrial Workers of the World – A member-run union for all workers, a union dedicated to organizing on the job, in our industries and in our communities. IWW members are organizing to win better conditions today and build a world with economic democracy tomorrow. We want our workplaces run for the benefit of workers and communities rather than for a handful of bosses and executives.