Stop & Listen L.A., Inc. began in February 2010 as a simple busking project. A combined passion for both music and mindfulness forged the way for musicians to demand Angelenos to Stop and Listen. Organized performances were stationed in unconventional spaces, opening opportunities for creative placemaking and showcasing the music of artists indigenous to those communities. The mission was always the same: bridge communities, forge stronger relationships by opening up spaces for listening and dialogue, and sustainability for the working musician. Stop & Listen, Music is a revitalized version of the original program, seeking to make a greater impact in the community.