OUR HISTORY: HEART BEFORE ART
Harvest Sound Music was founded in 2007 by Scott MacLeod in Nashville, TN; however this story begins fifteen years earlier. In 1992, after having years of success in the Christian music industry, Scott began to see serious flaws in the foundation: a lack of compassion and character. One night at a men’s prayer meeting, he fell upon the words of Jesus in Matthew 25:40, “Whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Scott realized that writing a number one song meant nothing if there were no acts of compassion administered to the poor. Thus Scott and his wife, Sarah, began an effort to reach Nashville’s inner city through distributing food and clothing, offering creative arts classes and preaching the Gospel. In 2006, the government issued a “Hope Grant”, giving their community brand new housing! What once was known as “Hell’s Half Acre” is now called “Rainbow Row” and “the Drug Corner” is now called “the Jesus Corner”. They saw for themselves a supernatural transformation in their community through creative compassion.
In 2007 Harvest Sound Music officially began with the purpose to reach the poor and the lost through creativity, music in particular. Each sale goes directly towards funding missions and “musicianaries”. Harvest Sound is committed to discipling artists by imparting value for community and the purity of their heart before their art. You can read more about the condition of the Christian music industry and the importance of purity in creativity in Scott MacLeod’s book “Snakes in the Lobby”. Scott, Sarah and the Harvest Sound team continue to serve in Nashville’s inner city and send musicianaries across the globe to equip the church and reach the lost.