WMN Pres. John Esposito And Nashville Mayor Help Students Launch Record Label
March 8, 2012 at 9:19 AM (PT)
NASHVILLE MAYOR, KARL DEAN, and WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE Pres./CEO JOHN ESPOSITO, announced TODAY (3/8) the creation of a student-run record label to be a key component of MUSIC MAKES US, starting in the 2012-13 school year.
The record label, to be operated by students at PEARL-COHN ENTERTAINMENT MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL, will be managed through a strategic alliance with WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE. It will operate identically to a real music label by signing, recording and promoting student artists from across the school district. A PEARL-COHN student will be named to head the record label each year.
“NASHVILLE is committed to having the best music education program in the nation, and a student record label is an important piece of teaching students about the different aspects of the music business,” said DEAN. “I have said all along that our music community is a tremendous, untapped resource for our public schools. With this record label, along with classes about songwriting, audio engineering and other facets of the music industry, we will for the first time take full advantage of the many talented individuals on both the creative and business side of the industry who live and work in MUSIC CITY.”
For info visit www.mnps.org.