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Posted: 07/08/15

Talented students create new music website

West Nottinghamshire College students are seeing the fruits of their musical labour via a new website which is helping to bring new music talent onto the scene.

  • Music students recording and editing
  • Josh Middleton and Ash Wain in the control room
  • Some of the Music Technology Diploma students

The website, createrecords.co.uk, is fast becoming the platform for students to showcase their musical technology, singing and songwriting and video editing skills.

Students on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology have been key players in setting up the website which features music videos of up-and-coming bands and links to their own original recorded material.

Media students have also worked with the group to record interviews with bands in the television studio, which give musicians an arena to talk about their musical style, what inspires them and band members, and how they’re launching into the music industry.

Music diploma student Ashley Wain, 18, who is in a band called Layby, has featured on the website with his pop-punk style music as well as helping to build up the new website.

Ashley, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, said: “On this course, not only are we getting experience in recording and editing in the live room and control room and learning about the various roles in the music industry, but we’re also discovering how best to market and promote new music by creating our website.

“We’ve even got a royalty free music library on there which features music that students have written. Our music has also featured on clients’ promotional videos, for example Mansfield Van Hire and the NHS.”

Tutor Lee Pasch said: “I’m really proud of the website and how the students have populated it. It has a great mix of new and original material and it’s a great place for new musicians to make their mark.

“Not only is the website good for showcasing music and videos, but it’s also a good way to present some of the music students’ course material.

“What we’d like next is to see other students from around the college with singing and songwriting talents to come forward and be confident to record their material with us.”

To see the students’ work and find out more about new music courses at the college, visit www.createrecords.co.uk