Upward Music, formerly known as ItaLion Productions, started in San Diego, California and moved slowly up the coast to Santa Cruz and the San Francisco Bay Area. When it finally found its home in New York City, ItaLion Productions enjoyed limited success for its songwriting and musical composition while under the NDC Enterprises umbrella, and it became Upward Music.

Influenced by music and poetry from all over the world, Upward Music aspired to bring people together for the benefit of humanity. Sadly, its creator, Ned Chaucifritos, also known as Onestep, passed away from natural causes in July of 2013. The rights to his music and lyrics were subsumed by the recording industry and scattered with his ashes along the golden stairs in Tin Pan Alley, New York.