What Do We Stand For?

The 808 Wave is a music networking and tech platform for undiscovered, underground, up and coming music creatives to connect and collaborate. We are here to help artists, producers, engineers, songwriters, videographers, managers, photographers, beatmakers, singers, rappers, DJs, and more. This is something that many of you know and something we tell almost everyone who wants to be a part of what we do, but what does it mean to be a part of The 808 Wave? What do we stand for and why should you care?

In one simple sentence:

We are here to give you meaningful, purposeful, and relevant value at scale.

We believe that we can make a difference. A BIG difference in the community, in the culture, in your life. Everything that we do as a company is here to help you.

At 808, there are 4 values that we absolutely live by:

1. Passion

What is Passion?

It is a strong and barely controllable emotion. However, it can also refer to an activity, goal, or cause that excites and thrills you. Here at 808, we are following our passion to make a real difference in the lives of undiscovered music creatives around the world. We are making a conscious decision to give up other desirable activities and focus on what's important to us. Moreover, life is an adventure and we want everyone to enjoy the experience.

"You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out." – Steve Jobs

2. Acceptance

Acceptance is one of the keys to happiness as pointed out by many Buddhist teachings. It is the cornerstone of the 12 Step treatment for alcoholism since 1939. It is the act of flexibility and open-mindedness. We want you to know that our platform is supportive of anyone and everyone out there. We want you to know that you can voice your opinion and know that you have people supporting you. We want you to know that your success and happiness matters to us. Every single person is important and has the opportunity to make a real difference.

"Acceptance doesn’t, by any stretch of the imagination, mean passive resignation. Quite the opposite. It takes a huge amount of fortitude and motivation to accept what is — especially when you don’t like it — and then work wisely and effectively as best you possibly can with the circumstances you find yourself in and with the resources at your disposal, both inner and outer, to mitigate, heal, redirect, and change what can be changed.” – Alcoholics Anonymous

3. Perseverance

Perseverance is one of the most important characteristics needed to succeed. No matter how tough it may seem or how high a goal, you will overcome and achieve. As entrepreneurs, you are going to hear 100 No's before you hear 1 Yes. You have to learn how to deal with that and continue striving.

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

4. Integrity

Integrity and intention is everything.

Integrity is the quality of honesty and having strong moral principles as said by Google and we completely agree. A person with Integrity is trustworthy and dependable. At 808, we keep our word and do what we said we'll do. Enough said.

"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively." – Bob Marley