Here's the story about how Bounce Butler became a "missional company".


Back in 2010, I was an overworked audio mastering engineer that had to regularly skip dinner with my family to finish all my work for that day. I knew something in my business had to change, so I taught myself how to code and created an AI assistant named Bounce Butler to help me keep up.


I'll never forget the first time I sat down for a family dinner while Bounce Butler finished my work in my studio... I knew my life would never be the same the first time he texted me "Your bounced are finished."

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I had no idea my work would become so valuable to so many other people, giving them the freedom to spend more quality time with people they love, experiencing things they want to, relax, and live in the moment, or do whatever they want with reclaimed time. Life is so short and precious, and getting the incredible messages and responses from Bounce Butler users really touches my heart, and I am consistently tinkering and trying to build new things to continue this evolution! 


What I didn’t expect was how this business would both help people regain a sense of freedom in the studio, and create enough flexibility in my own schedule (again) to focus on a passion project...

A doctored photo of Bounce Butler & co at the bill signing with Governor DeWine.

It's the support of Bounce Butler's customers that has given me enough free time to fight for human rights at the Ohio Statehouse... and guys- I made my first law!


I recently helped author and pass "The Scout's Honor Law", ensuring Ohio's nearly two thousand Boy Scout survivors received their full bankruptcy settlements. Without this new law, these survivors would have lost hundreds of millions of dollars of their settlements due to Ohio’s extremely short "Statue of Limitation" for child abuse.


Ohio has the worst laws in the country for survivors, and that's why I'm going to change these laws by regularly going to the Ohio Statehouse and befriending legislators, lobbyists and journalists & staffers and coaching them on the urgent need for reforms.


I've been #MeToo'd more times than I can count as we've worked to build a grass-roots movement. Journalists, legislators, activists, staffers, you name it. We've built a vibrant group of advocates who are fighting together to change our next law...


Ohio is one of the few states with a "spousal exemption" for rape, and efforts to delete this stupid law have been ongoing since 1984. For Ohio to move forward & function as a modern society, we simply have to abolish this barbaric law. 


This past November, we won a monumental victory in the Ohio House of Representatives when they voted nearly unanimously to make it illegal for a husband to rape his wife. But.... a few legislators "abstained" from voting, and one state legislator voted "no" because he thought it is a husband's "right".

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After the House voted, I was spoke to reporters about the resistance to change these laws in Ohio and got fired up enough to cuss on the news. Our battle to abolish this next law continues in the Ohio Senate, where we'll have committee hearings, then a (hopefully) unanimous vote on the Senate floor and then it get's sent it the Governor for his signature. ✍🏻


From the bottom of “our” hearts; Bounce Butler, $tudio Time Tracker, and I would like to thank our customers for helping us create change. It's the support of a community of audio engineers that gives me the business juice to "bring freedom" to people outside of the recording studio too. 🙏


If you’d like to learn more about the advocacy we support, watch this ridiculous video of me singing about how a bill becomes a law in Ohio. 🎶


-Chris Graham