Syryn Records Is Girls Rock SB + Amplify’s Youth-Run Record Label
Heaven Lee’s first official single is due to release later this year.
Syryn Records and GRL Mag are Girls Rock SB + Amplify’s youth-run record label and online magazine. They operate internship programs that offer exceptional teens and young adults from around the world a safe and empowering entryway into journalism and the music industry, and with a feminist lens. These programs took their current shape at a time when they were needed most—during the summer 2020 pandemic lockdowns.
The spring 2022 cohorts of these internships just concluded, and they boast 53 youth served (from Los Angeles to New York to Pakistan), 24 guest mentors (including Kate Nash, Megan Mitchell, Erockfor, LATASHÁ, and many more), 38 original articles, one live showcase, and one incredible youth artist officially signed to Syryn Records: 21-year-old Heaven Lee (@heaven_lee_sings).
“Heaven is an unbelievably hard-working, humble, unconventional, and truly relatable artist,” says Gladys Magazine. “Although her voice has been compared to powerhouses like Adele and Amy Winehouse, Heaven’s musical and production passions align with alternative artists like Paramore and Panic! At The Disco. There’s a polished grittiness to her that resonates with a lot of her peers, from pop to rock lovers…”
Heaven Lee’s first official single is due to release later this year, as is a new cohort of youth interns to run Syryn Records and GRL Mag. Support for these programs comes from many diverse funders and partners, including the Brill Family Grant, local rotary clubs, and more recently French luxury house Zadig & Voltaire. In fact, Heaven Lee and fellow artists Zella Day, Nicole Fiorentino of The Smashing Pumpkins, Louise Post of Veruca Salt, and Ezinma participated in a national fundraising campaign with Zadig & Voltaire for Women’s History Month 2022, which garnered press from Vogue France, MSN, Yahoo, Who What Wear, and several other outlets.
The best way to get to know Girls Rock SB + Amplify and fully understand its impact is by attending or getting involved with flagship program Amplify Sleep Away Camp, an award-winning creative arts summer camp in Ojai, California, that serves 3rd–12th graders. Every girl and gender-expansive youth deserves the chance to be their most authentic selves, and this 2-week program helps them do that with lifelong friends and positive role models in a supportive environment. Amplify Sleep Away Camp is actively enrolling campers and scheduling special guest mentors across every session for summer 2022: if you’d like to learn more, please visit www.girlsrocksb.org. Their leadership team is also always happy to chat at 805-699-5247 or email@example.com.
Launched in 2012, Girls Rock SB + Amplify is a non-profit organization that empowers girls, women, and gender-expansive humans through music education, the creative arts, community, and positive mentorship. All programming and events promote an environment that fosters self-confidence, creativity, and teamwork, in effect building a more equitable world that celebrates creativity, embraces authenticity, and values all voices. Please direct inquiries to Jess Sherwyn, Director of Marketing & Development, firstname.lastname@example.org.