COMPANY: The Fly Company
LOOKING FOR: Customer awareness, partnerships and community support
For Stacey “STACE” Ridgeway, music, art, fashion and style are not just an everyday occurrence, but a way of life. He believes that expression is key, and founded Fly Company Music Group in 2007 to provide artists with the necessary tools for learning, growing, and succeeding. The label’s artists as well as its small staff share one common goal: to make good music that everyone can listen to and appreciate. New York based artist STACE is a self-proclaimed perfectionist, who is on his way to becoming a mogul. As a child, he was musically inclined and began playing the drums, singing, and taking piano lessons. He began writing his own music at the age of 14. STACE recorded his first single “Lois Lane” in 2007, filmed the music video in 2008, and released his debut album in 2011 entitled The Race Back To Me. Since 2002, he has been traveling with Mural Mural on the Wall painting oil based murals. STACE says that the experience has broadened his horizons, and offered him a different perspective of life. He also created Oil Based Fashion, a clothing line coming into existence after wearing his own paint-splattered clothes. The expanded line features t-shirts, jackets, hats, and more.
Passion is the reason for STACE’s craft. He uses The Fly Company to impact the community through visual and performing arts. STACE uses his kids’ network Recess Love to provide children and families with clean, fun entertainment. Recess Love encourages children to use art as a way to express themselves and to turn their dreams into reality. Using community involvement and personal achievement as platforms for expression without limitations, the record label believes in exploring different facets of music. As STACE notes, “Music is multi-dimensional. It’s an experience that’s meant to be embraced and lived time and time again. No level of success is a stopping point, it is just a plateau.” With Fly Company Music Group, STACE and his artists share this musical experience with the community, creating a venue for character development, growth and success.