Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

East Nashvillian Emmanuel Zunz, founder of ONErpm and Verge Records, spearheaded a major investment in his community by partnering with Root Nashville, the tree-planting non-profit, where together they planted 150 trees in the community this past Saturday, December 5. 
While jogging in his neighborhood this summer, Zunz couldn’t believe the loss of trees in the area which suffered immense storm damage in the March 3 tornado that ripped through Nashville and wanted to find a way to help. ONErpm’s sponsorship with Root Nashville covered the cost of planting 150 trees in the Rosebank/Barclay Drive neighborhood.

Zunz says, “This was an easy way to give back, and it’s so needed in our neighborhood. It seemed a clear and obvious thing to do: trees are good for the environment and they provide benefits through psychology and mental health. It’s something I love to see in our neighborhood and hope others can now enjoy as well.”
Mayor John Cooper joined the tree planting event kick-off, along with ONErpm staff members. Each of the 150 trees carry a co-branded tree tag featuring the ONErpm and Root logos.
“Our urban canopy is vital to all Nashvillians, far beyond the beauty it lends to our neighborhoods and our community. Like our power lines, sewers, and roads, Nashville’s trees are an important part of our infrastructure,” says Mayor Cooper. “The citywide Root Nashville campaign is working to plant 500,000 trees by 2050, and ONErpm's generous sponsorship of 150 trees in our tornado-torn neighborhoods is an example of government, nonprofit, and local business all coming together to create positive change in our community."  
Launched in 2018, Root Nashville—a citywide campaign to plant 500,000 trees in Davidson Co. by 2050—exists as the result of a public–private partnership led by the Cumberland River Compact and Metro Nashville, with support from the Nashville Mayor’s Office. 
ONErpm fulfills artist label services from a traditional record label structure to distribution and everything in between, leveraging proprietary technology, marketing, analytics and localized support to over 300,000 artists, music labels and video creators worldwide. They are one of the world’s largest YouTube Multi Channel Networks (MCN) specializing in music. In 2020, ONErpm is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. Nearly 300 employees internationally, including those at in-house label arm Verge Records in Nashville, play a crucial role in fostering the careers of thousands of artists around the globe. 
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