Nashville high school has its own record label
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 8:00 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville high school is starting its own music label.
The Tennessean reports Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School unveiled a new $1.2 million recording studio on Wednesday. It features equipment found in commercial studios such as a 32-channel mixing console, effect processors and two editing suites. The connecting classroom has space for 30 students with 30 iMac workstations that feature recording and editing software.
The studio was financed with school district funds, a federal grant and donations of time and money from music industry professionals.
The label will be available for students across Metro Nashville to record songs. The Pearl-Cohn students will operate it just like the corporate model but with profits going toward music education.
John Esposito, president and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, said Pearl-Cohn is the first school in the nation to house a student-run label affiliated with a major record label.
Mayor Karl Dean said the studio takes Nashville one step closer to accomplishing his goal of having a world-class music education program.
“We’re on our way to making sure music education in Nashville is the best in the country,” he said.
The district has not yet decided on a name for the label.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Published in The Messenger 5.13.13