Meet Chris


Music for Positive Change is a non-profit venture whose mission is to unite and heal-hearts through music. Our enduring goal is to raise consciousness by writing, producing and performing songs that deliver the same uplifting insights found in personal growth books, programs and seminars, through the medium of music.

Our songs contain messages of hope, healing and empowerment and showcase stellar musicians who play with bands and artists you probably know.

Personal Statement:
Music is my oldest friend, the one I could always count on to soothe my spirit and deliver guidance, especially during the hard times.

As a kid, I remember listening intently to the lyrics of great singer-songwriters like Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Jim Croce and Harry Chapin, and to bands like The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors and The Beatles, feeling peace and calm.

As a young man, trying to find my way in the world, I gravitated toward personal-growth books, programs and seminars to help answer the question,“Why am I here?”

Over the years through decades of struggle, this curiosity led me to absorb a plethora of personal growth content, attend a variety of seminars and workshops, and eventually pursue an advanced degree in Counseling Psychology.

In 2007, I started an online marketing agency for personal and professional growth experts. Through this experience, I became aware of the disturbing fact that, much like home exercise equipment that’s never used, the vast majority of personal growth books and programs purchased, are never opened.

Five years later, I finally achieved the financial success I thought would bring happiness. In what seemed like a huge cosmic joke, the monetary achievement felt hollow. An inner voice kept telling me that the lessons I had learned could benefit others tremendously. Now, it was time to give back.

Then, I discovered what I call “The Tombstone Exercise” which changed my life forever. I closed my eyes and visualized what I wanted written on my tombstone. Focusing within, I connected my passion for music with my belief in personal empowerment and the vision for “Music for Positive Change” was born.

It’s a challenging journey, living your authentic-self and no one can do it for you…but sometimes having tools, to help you clear away the clutter, connect with spirit and what’s really important, can be helpful. If my music helps you do that, I am sincerely honored. Thank you for visiting my site and reading this letter.

Best wishes,

Chris Chickering
Founder, Singer-songwriter, Recording Artist, Producer
“Shine,” “Living in the Now,” “The Resurrection of Me,” “The Better Side,” “Regeneration,” and “The Hero’s Journey”

You can read my biography HERE.



Book Chris for your next event, including festivals, conferences, seminars and retreats HERE.

Attn: Advertisers! (TV, Film, Radio) To help you quickly find the right song for your project we’ve created a dynamic spreadsheet so you can quickly sort songs by: “Mood,” “Tempo,” “Song Vibe/Sounds-Like,” “Lyrical Theme” and more…HERE.

Create a special experience your guests will remember for years to come by hosting your very own ‘House Concert’ or ‘House Party’ with Chris Chickering. Learn more HERE.

Do you own or operate a wellness-focused retail location? If so, get your “Music for Positive Change” Listening Station today! Holds 72 CDs and includes headphones. Learn more HERE.

Chris established a scholarship that gives underprivileged youths an opportunity to attend the Hyde Schools, private boarding schools for high school students that focus on the development of character and actualizing one’s full potential. Hyde Schools have been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20 and in the New York Times. You can learn more about this initiative HERE.

If you would like to support Chris’ music and mission, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Chris’ (501c3) fiscal sponsor From The Heart Productions HERE.

For licensing, booking and strategic partnerships, please call 505-982-1000 or email


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