Billy Crafton joins long-time friend, and co-founder, Rodney Smith, in the re-launch of new charity, Mobile Music Institute (MMI). Mr. Crafton joins the advisory committee as the non-profit organization looks to navigate its way through the challenging times of a pandemic.

Mobile Music Institute is an after-school youth music production program and more, giving students a comprehensive, multi-faceted understanding of the wide variety of options available to them in the world of music.

MMI’s six-week program features:

  • Band Placement & Genre Exploration
  • Song & Melody Development
  • The Power of “WE”
  • Production & Engineering
  • Live Sound Mechanics
  • Name, Marketing & Branding
  • Touring, Deals & Budgeting
  • Artist & Band Management
  • Live Performance

MMI launched its pilot program in San Diego, California, working with students from Hoover High School. Mid-way through the program, San Diego County school district brought the program to the halt with in-person restrictions due to the pandemic.

Thankfully, after that short break, the program continued through the generosity of Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center, who hosted the final three weeks of the program.

The MMI experience is led by a team with over 50 years of philanthropy and service in communities throughout the United States and around the world. Our leadership focuses on bringing a team of like-minded individuals together who understand what it takes to make a powerful impact in the music industry.

From a state-of-the-art mobile recording studio to the teachers and volunteers who have lived a life in the music, MMI is committed to sustaining a fiscally transparent organization that positively impacting the youth it serves.

Billy Crafton’s $10,000 donation will jumpstart the organization’s fund development and help develop their vision of opening 5 new youth music production program locations.

Money raised will go towards finding the best teachers and mentors, providing state-of-the-art equipment, and creating mobile recording studios that allow passionate youth the chance to live their dreams in the music industry.

Billy Crafton adds –

“It’s exciting to work again with Rodney and his team on starting a new charity. Having worked with him over the last 20 years, helping to build Future for KIDS and Helping Hands for Freedom, both still serving the community today, I am proud to be part of this great charity that serves children and helps them achieve their dreams in music.”

To view a mini-docuseries on the pilot program or to make a donation, visit:

And for more information on how to join the MMI Advisory Committee, please call (858) 290-8913.


About Mobile Music Institute

We seek those young who aspire to have a future involving music and possess the passion to pursue their dreams. MMI provides a complete curriculum to help the students better understand all the options available in the music industry.

Contact Mobile Music Institute
1155 Camino Del Mar #537
Del Mar
CA 92014
United States