TED@UPS Video Intro: John Bidden

John Bidden believes that music is a tool for the soul. That it can either “fix, build, calm, break, or change you for a moment.” He wields the instrument to inspire others.

I am an independent recording artist based out of the great city of Detroit, the music capital of the world!

Watch John share his excitement about the upcoming TED@UPS live stream event.

Pullquote share icon. Share

I believe music can touch every person in the world.

I’m so excited to be a part of this TED event.

Music is my passion and hobby. Music can travel so far – it can do so many things.

What if music can transcend the hearts of the listeners that hear it?

Music is universal and I believe that it can touch every person in the entire world.

John Bidden, Package Car Driver, Musician

John Bidden

John’s musical training solidified within a Detroit church choir. In 1999, he began to lead worship services and within a decade he was an ordained minister.

Soon after, he began to teach churches how to develop and sustain their own sound, using his passion and skill for music to connect others to religion.

Today, John is an independent recording artist with a philosophical style that fuses contemporary Christian and gospel music.

He has released two albums, “I Am Free” in 2012, and “Speak Life” in 2015. He continues to write and record his own music and ministers in his Detroit church.

Click here to learn more about TED@UPS 2016.

TED@UPS If there’s one thing every UPSer has in common, it’s that we have an irresistible desire to figure it out and get it done. And that leads to some amazing ideas. TED@UPS explores both the destination and the journey of ideas – big and small – that inspire us, challenge how we think or feel and even change the world.

Click the RSS icon to subscribe to future articles by this author. RSS Feed


We welcome the re-use, republication, and distribution of our content – just as long as you credit us. So we ask that you insert the following tagline when you use our content:

Reprinted with permission of Longitudes, the UPS blog devoted to the trends shaping the global economy.