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Featuring interviews with both celebrities and ordinary folks who have overcome adversity to succeed, to inspire others to Never Give Up.

Based on the Japanese proverb that reads,“Fall down seven times, stand up eight,” we resolved not only to stand up, but to RISE UP above the challenges that face us to achieve the “impossible”.

Interviewees include Platinum music producer Rob Fusari (Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child), ESPN Radio’s Dave Rothenberg, Author and columnist of UK’s telegraph, Neil McCormick, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Rikki Rockett (Poison), New Wave Music Icon Gary Numan, Natalia Clavier (Thievery Corporation), World music artist Karsh Kale, New Zealand’s Leading Transformational Success Coach Henare O’Brien, Bedros Keuilian (Fit Body Boot Camp Founder) and many more.

Rise Up Eight is an international volunteer organization, You will find all of our brand assets here.

Please email info (at) riseupeight (dot) org if you need anything more.


Rise Up Eight’s mission is to inspire others to overcome challenges by sharing the stories of people who have faced and overcome adversity.


Michael Nova YMag
Rise Up Eight Featured in Australia’s Y Magazine
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The Gratitude Podcast Interview
I Heart Radio Interview
Rise Up Eight’s Michael Nova I Heart Radio Interview with Doug Gulbrandsen
advance your art
Michael’s Interview on Yuri Cataldo’s Advance Your Art
Michael Nova Feature on EntrepreneurMagazine.com
Michael Interviewed By Sheena Metal of LA Talk Radio
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Michael’s story featured on All Top Startups
Michael Nova’s interview with Hira Ali of the advancing your potential podcast
I am Indy Michael Nova
Michael Nova interviewed by Lamont Patterson of I AM INDY
The Dots Podcast with Kathleen Buczko
punch TV interview
Michael Interviewed By Joseph Collins of Punch TV
Rise Up Eight WRCN Radio
Jeff Hill interviews Michael Nova on WRCN Long Island News Radio 103.9


Michael Nova on The AME Radio Show (I Heart Radio)
Dr. James Kelley of Executives after hours podcast interviews Michael
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Interview with Ali Salman of Escape 9 to 5
Feature on smallbiztrends.com
Interviewed by Jeff Boss of the chaos cast
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Michael Nova interviewed by Luke Iorio on One Idea Away
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Michael Nova interviewed by Dara Shashoua of A Chronic Entrepreneur
Michael Nova interviewed by Ricky Singh of The Startup Growth

Michael Nova Robert Katai interview

Michael Nova interviewed by Robert Katai


Michael Nova has developed a proven track record of overseeing multiple businesses & creative projects simultaneously, both as a creative artist and entrepreneur.

As president of Nova Music Productions, Inc., Michael was featured in The New York Times as a pioneer in offering multiple services to independent artists in the music industry.

Several years later, Michael then created Nova Disc and Nova Custom Printing, divisions of the corporation that would focus on offering business-to-business services. Over the years, Nova’s clients grew to include NASA, Google, L’Oreal, Calvin Klein, American Express, The U.S. Government and thousands more.

He also co-founded Metrofly, a non-profit organization that hosted fundraising events for charity as a way to give back to the community.

Then, with the intention of also making a difference through his creative work, Michael independently funded and created the music and film multimedia project, X: The Human Condition with his music group, X: THC – A new musical sound that captured the emotions and heroic reactions people are capable of having when faced with extraordinary adversity. This multimedia project has received rave reviews globally, from Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia to North & South America. To date, the majority of all proceeds have been donated to charity.

X: The Human Condition”A hypnotic and chilling journey that examines the complexities of human nature”– SphereMag,UK

“It is more than just an album, it is an audio-visual assault on your senses….a brilliant work of art.”– TheScene,AU

“Deeply and genuinely moving”– Popdoseaa

“The DVD is awesome and fills one with a sense of yearning…wonderful exploration into relationships and searching for a change…I was captivated.”– Pop Syndicate

“The haunting and hypnotic melodies plus the dark yet uplifting film seem to remain in your thoughts long after you’ve finished them.” – BlogCritics

“The realization of X: The Human Condition is absolutely remarkable…a fascinating experience”

– Side-Line Music Magazine

Continuing his commitment to supporting people that face adversity through his music, Michael has now founded RiseUpEight.org as the next level in this exploration of the human condition, featuring interviews with people worldwide overcoming adversity and succeeding in life.


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