The Label Recordings is Edge Hill’s new independent label without contracts, which has been set up by the University to promote existing new music and students eyeing-up a career in the competitive industry some real hands-on experience.
It offers a musical journey that invites musicians and bands to collaborate with students, who will be given the opportunity to learn about the music industry by becoming part of the music industry. They are involved in all aspects including searching for emerging talent, music production, video production, releasing tracks and organising live events.
He said: “The music industry is in a strange place, there’s a great fear about not seeing a return from an investment. This means creativity is more ignored than health warnings on ciggie packets. What we’re trying to do is remove that fear and create opportunities.
“In my experience, the first foot on the ladder is either too high or in someone else’s garden. The Label is a place where you can try your hand at anything. You can direct a music video, you can work in A&R, you can package a sleeve, you can organise a club night, book the band and promote it. It’s a way to become an insider and get a flavour of what all the people behind the scenes really do.
“Even more importantly, The Label isn’t interest in taking a slice of the band’s music or earnings, quite the opposite in fact. Imagine that, a record label that will put out a band’s song, package it, shoot a video and help with distribution? It’s a chance not to be missed.”