University of Birmingham Students Open Record Label
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In the depths of the University of Birmingham, two fourth year Business Managament students have opened the university's first completely student-run record label. Named "New Street Records" and funded by the University of Birmingham's Circles of Influence campaign, the label is not only providing 70 students with vital work experience within the professional world, but reinvigorating the local creative community. Laura Hand, director, said: "The venture will inspire creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset in young people and women." "We are confident that the venture will be a success and have plenty of exciting initiatives planned that we cannot wait to announce." With the label's first artist, Sam Jackson, already signed and announcements of more signings on the way, NSR is off to a good start. They have been recently featured within the Birmingham Mail and on BBC West Midlands and held a well-attended launch night. Anna Blesing, co-director of the label said, "Nobody is currently doing what we are now, so we are certainly filling a gap in the market." New Street Records are not only sourcing the best of Birmingham's creative talent, but helping them produce their original work, create publicity and promote their music.
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