Hi Guys, I just received word form Mytek founder Michal Jurewicz about the company's campaign to give back to New York, a city that has given so much to Mytek since the its founding in 1992. Here's a note from Michal and what the campaign is all about.
Note: Based on my interactions with Michal over the years, it's no surprise that he would launch such a campaign. Michal is such a nice guy who has always been willing to educate me about engineering concepts in HiFi and recording. I ran into him last time I visited NYC and he insisted we get a picture together. That's just who he is. A great guy that's launching a genuinely great campaign.
MYTEK TO DONATE 10% OF SALES TOWARDS FIGHTING PANDEMIC IN NEW YORK CITY
New York, April 20, 2020
Mytek Audio, New York manufacturer of fine hi-fi and recording audio equipment has announced it will donate 10% of direct sales and 10% of sales to dealers to charities on the frontlines of COVID19 pandemic in New York City as well as to charities assisting musicians in distress.
“Mytek has deep New York City roots, and has been the integral part of the New York music scene since 1992, when it was established in Manhattan with its first office at legendary Skyline Studios in Midtown Manhattan. We make music machines for music, for musicians and for music lovers and have greatly benefited from the immerse influence New York scene had on what we do and how we do it. Now the City is in trouble. It’s time to give back”, said Michal Jurewicz, Founder of Mytek.
“We hope, the music lovers will join the efforts to help New York City and its vibrant music scene to weather the crisis and survive and rebuilt after pandemic, one musician and artist at a time”.
HELP NEW YORK CITY #MYTEK2020RELIEF
Mytek owes the New York City a lot. Founded in 1992 in Manhattan, at its first office at legendary Skyline Studios on 37th street in Midtown Manhattan, 3 years after arrival of its Founder, Michal Jurewicz from his native Poland, Mytek has the New York City DNA. In the 1990s heydays of the New York Recording Industry Mytek has built their first digital audio converters and headphone systems for the vibrant studio scene, from the Hit Factory to Power Station, Sony, Masterdisk , Sterling, Sear Sound, Magic Shop, RPM, Chung King, Unique, East Side Sound, Quad and countless other studios. We were integral part of the recording scene, and since 2011 we expanded into hi-fi market and became a fixture in the City vibrant audiophile scene. Despite the Polish roots we named our products after New York City landmarks and we believe the products are this good, only because of the accumulated experiences and influences and inspiration of the amazing musical and technical talents in this City.
Now, the City is in trouble. Mytek office, in order to survive as “nonessential business” was moved north outside NYC, but our hearts stayed there.
Now, it is time to give back. We want to help New York City, the best we can.
We want to help all musicians who make music we depend on, freelancers by trade left with no foreseeable income. We want to help elderly jazz musicians, who paved the way for all the rock and roll of New York. We want to help classical musicians who suddenly lost their gigs at countless musical venues in The City. We want to help DJs, bartenders and the young generation artists, many of them trying to now get by on less than $100/week. We want to support the frontline hospital staff to show our extreme appreciation. We want to help the less fortunate, who's past daily life struggles have now turned into the fight for their lives.
We encourage everybody to help. Let's help to keep the music scene in New York City alive, with even the smallest steps we can take.
Michal Jurewicz, Founder of Mytek,
New York, April 20, 2020
MYTEK will donate 10% of sales to charities on the front line in NYC through the next several months of the pandemic. We will donate 10% of our direct sales and 10% of our sales to dealers. We will report the donations at the end of each month on this web page.
If you would rather just donate directly, consider the charities below or donate to any other cause you see the urgency for.
See the entire announcement here - https://mytekdigital.com/MYTEK2020RELIEF/