music has the power to change lives

MISSION: Band Together Local Musicians and Music-Lovers to Benefit Lives in the Cleveland Community
VISION: A Better Cleveland Through The Power Of Music

Cleveland Verses is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides an outlet for musicians in the Cleveland music scene to benefit their community with their artistic talents. When music-lovers like you donate to Cleveland Verses or purchase our merchandise, you are empowering musicians to use their talents for positive change.

Cleveland Verses practices responsive grant making. Each year, funds raised through donations, the sale of albums, merchandise, and events will be granted to a local nonprofit whose mission supports a pressing issue in our city. 

cleveland vs. human trafficking

This year, we are banding together to help in the fight against human trafficking within our city. We can make a difference by bringing more awareness and attention to the human trafficking issue in the Cleveland area. Our collective support will be meaningful to local organizations that are on the ground doing vital work. 

Music-makers and music-lovers can have a far greater impact together than any of us could have alone. These are the ways you can help:

  • Stream or download any of our compilation albums ( 
  • Purchase any of the merchandise in our online marketplace (
  • Make a reoccurring donation or a one-time gift through the donate button on our website (
  • Make a social media fundraiser on Facebook and select Cleveland Verses as the organization you would like others to donate to.
  • Sign-up for our email list to keep up to date. Follow, Like, and Share our mission with others on social media and in person.

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previous grants

2020-2021 CLEVELAND VS. COVID-19 GRANT –  Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present, Future  |  $6700



New Cleveland Verses Charity Albums Due Out in August
35 Local Artists Contribute to Cleveland Verses Foundation Charity Album
Indie Rockers the Modern Electric Launch Cleveland Verses Foundation to Support Local Venues and Musicians
Cleveland Scene Magazine

The Modern Electric Launches Cleveland Verses Foundation To Help Local Music Community”

Cleveland Verses Releases AC/DC Compilation to Fight Human Trafficking
Cleveland Verses Is Looking For Public Input
Bob Dylan Benefit Compilation Features 35 Local Artists
Local Band Solicits Recordings and Merch for COVID-19 Fundraiser

Cleveland Verses Volumes 3 and 4 Aids in Fight Against Human Trafficking
Getting Thunderstruck for Charity: Cleveland Verses Puts Out Second Call for Local Musicians to Rock for Good” 
Northcoast Voice

Full Scoop – Cleveland Verses & the AC/DC Cover Album”

Cleveland Verses Has It Covered
The Chronicle

Cleveland Artists Team Up For Dylan Tribute, Pandemic Relief
Medina Weekly News

Cleveland Verses Foundation / Queen Jane Approximately Episode
The Modern Electric Podcast

Something is Happening Here: Cleveland Rockers Hollin Kings Release Cover of Dylan Classic ‘Ballad of a Thin Man’


Apostle Jones, Arms & Armour, Bassholes, Beach Stav, Beasts Without Biomes, By Light We Loom, Cellophane Jane, Cities & Coasts, Jordan Dean, Dive Bombs, DOAKS, Elephant in the Room, Tom Evanchuck, Madeline Finn, Front Porch Lights, Jenna Fournier, Gagool and the Empty Shadows, Samantha Grace, Hallie, Herzog, Hollin Kings, Honeyland, Rob Jackson, Angel James, JAMPOP, John’s Little Sister, Kid Tigrrr, The Last Witch, Morgan Mecaskey, Mosquito Coast, MOSSOM, Dan Miraldi, The Modern Electric, Mollo Rilla, The Morning Bird, Mr. Gnome, The New Preservation Society, Niights, Orefice Roth, Pale Hollow, Papi and the Smears, Poro, Shelter Pup, The Shootouts, Marcus Smith and the Rapscallions, Guy Snowdon & the Citizens, The Stereotypes, The Sublets, Ashley Brooke Toussant, Steph Trivison, TRUSS, Urban Cattle, Valley Lodge, Vanishing Shores, Vanity Crash, Bobby Vaughn, Welshly Arms, Who Saved Who, Wig Doubt, Wildcard Leader, Window Dogs

board members

Chair / Co-Founder – Garrett Komyati
Garrett Komyati is the lead singer of Cinematic Rock band The Modern Electric ( With a passion for his hometown, Garrett hopes to give back to his local community while highlighting Cleveland’s incredible music scene.  [email protected]

Vice Chair / Co-Founder – Betsy Krancevic
Betsy Krancevic has worked in the non-profit industry since 2010. She’s excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with like minded people in the Cleveland community.  [email protected]

Secretary – Holden Laurence
Holden Laurence is an active member of the Cleveland music scene both as the guitarist of The Modern Electric and as a solo artist. He is eager to assist those in need in his community while amplifying the best creative talent in Cleveland.

Treasurer – Dan Krancevic
Dan Krancevic lives and works in Downtown Cleveland. He looks forward to helping those who are most in need within the community he loves.  [email protected]

Board Member – Matthew Childers
Matthew is a graphic artist with CLE Clothing Co. and a founding member of the band, The Modern Electric. He’s also played bass guitar and drums in other musical projects including  John’s Little Sister and Ohio Civil Power.

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