Music students hit the right note

Music students of Bury College have been offered record contracts after impressing industry professionals with the production of remixed music.

Level 3 second year Music Technology students were challenged with a live brief when they were given remix material from dance label and ABP, and were tasked to complete their own individual remixes.

With industry standard equipment such as Apple Macs and Logic Pro X software being on hand at Bury College, students were able to complete a professional level of work which featured a vocal track from an artist who has been touring stateside supporting American rock band Paramore.

The ‘real world’ challenge also allowed students to receive feedback from Laurence Harrison, head of record label ABP who outlined areas of improvement and graded the pieces of work.

18 year old George Crump from Bury, who was one of the nine students to be offered a record contract, thought the brief was an excellent experience and an insight into the industry. George said, “It was really exciting to work on something that big artists are already working on. It is great to be signed to the contract and I am really hoping that my dance track gets picked up by DJs or radio stations. I will also be using the track I produced for my upcoming university interview at SSR Manchester.”

Sam Flanagan, Lecturer in Music at Bury College added, "Our aim at Bury College is to make sure each student successfully finishes their course with the highest possible grades and training. We can now offer learners the opportunity to start their music industry careers with real world, professional work during their time on our courses.”

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