Record label to promote students’ own music

7th July 2013 7:03pm - Return to press releases

Record label to promote students’ own music

A new record label has been set up to promote songs written and performed by East Riding College music students.
Fallen Angel Records is the brainchild of tutor Phil Owst, who carried out the project as part of his BA (Hons) in Music Production.
The aim is to develop online and, potentially, traditional channels of distribution for the students’ original compositions, including an annual compilation of their best tracks.

Phil said: “It’s a chance to get the students out there; a platform for them to promote themselves and for them to learn more about the music industry.
“I’ve been around the music industry for about 10 years, studied music all my life and been in a signed rock band.
“Being an ex-student of the course, this is an opportunity for me to give something back to the College and its students.
“Most students join our music courses with no understanding of self-promotion and marketing, and this is a chance to help in the best way I can.”

Based at its site in St James Street, Hull, the College runs level two and three performing musician courses which teach students about live performance, composition, production and the music business.
Learners play at a variety of venues, including Fruit on Hull Marina and an end-of-year show at the city’s famous New Adelphi.

Student Mark Rowlands, 19, said: “Fallen Angel Records and the music course itself have given me a greater understanding about how the music industry works and how I can promote my own music in general.
“With the knowledge I‘ve gained from the course I now have the confidence and belief to succeed in the music industry.”

The first five recordings have been uploaded to the label’s Soundcloud page at https://soundcloud.com/fallen-angel-records 
For more information about Fallen Angel Records or music courses, call the College on 0845 120 0037 or email phil.owst@eastridingcollege.ac.uk

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For more information about this press release, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 390720 or email matthew.croshaw@eastridingcollege.ac.uk