Student-Run Record Label Launches in Fort Wayne

Posted: Updated:
Image of Miles Fulwider at student-run record label launch provided by the University of Saint Francis. Image of Miles Fulwider at student-run record label launch provided by the University of Saint Francis.
FORT WAYNE -

The University of Saint Francis is bringing together its Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts and Music Technology programs to create a student-run music label. The partnership marks a first for the school: an interdisciplinary venture owned by USF and run by students. The label's business foundations will be set this semester and the first album will be produced and promoted in the spring.

Music Department Chair Miles Fulwider tells Inside INdiana Business "we're going a little rogue" with the launch. "The impetus of all of this is actually at the request of students. We had a number of students -- on in particular -- started the chant, so to speak, but he was very interested in having a student-run record label. And for me, there was a fair amount of pushback," he said. "We can talk about those kinds of things in another course -- just as far as how does a record label operate, and agreements, and licensing, and all those kinds of things -- but in this case, really wanting to build something was where that became really interesting to me." Fulwider says student-run record labels are not uncommon for music, music technology and music production and recording programs. What the USF label will provide, he says, is hands-on opportunity to show students "how we got to where we are" in the music business.

The label will begin with one album for a group or artist this year and Fulwider says "the sky's the limit" with how it will ultimately turn out in the future. He says the plan is to give students as much control and involvement as possible, so the final scale and look of the label is in their hands.

Artist submissions are being accepted through the end of October with goals including the start of the recording process in January and a record drop event set for late in the school year. You can connect to more about the label by clicking here.

Music Department Chair Miles Fulwider tells Inside INdiana Business "we're going a little rogue" with the launch.
  • Perspectives

    • Can You Fulfill Your Quest?

      All of us have dragons to slay. At work or at home, in personal or professional relationships, each of us is on a Quest to find the treasure or save the prince/princess. Or perhaps, our goal is more prosaic: getting that promotion, standing up to that bully, or finishing that big project. In his book The Seven Basic Plots, Christopher Booker lists seven story forms which story tellers employ over and over. Each is plot is linked to a fundamental metaphysical Question that we...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • High Schools Launch Manufacturing Businesses

      Two student-run manufacturing businesses have launched in southern Indiana. The companies, Eagle Manufacturing at Brown County High School in Nashville and Lion Manufacturing at Loogootee High School in Martin County, are designed to give students hands-on, real world experience. The businesses were funded with grants from Bloomington-based nonprofit Regional Opportunity Initiatives Inc. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, ROI Chief Executive Officer...

    • Books & Brews Acquires Flat12 Bierwerks

      Indianapolis-based Books & Brews has announced its acquisition of Flat12 Bierwerks, also based in Indy. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however Books & Brews says it will continue to operate Flat12 under the same brand name. The acquisition is a continuation of an existing partnership between the two entities. Books & Brews says Flat12 has been a brewery partner for the past two years, brewing all of B&B's flagship and seasonal beers.

    • Fair Oaks Farms to Open New Hotel

      After more than a year of construction, Fair Oaks Farms will Thursday open its new $15 million hotel. The Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Fair Oaks Farms features 99 rooms, including 31 suites, some of which are located within two silos on the property.

    • Haan Crafts Closing in Benton County

      Haan Crafts LLC says it will close its facility in Benton County, resulting in 27 layoffs. The more than 40-year-old company says a growing number of schools cutting sewing classes has made it impossible to sustain "a profitable, stand-alone business."

    • Can You Fulfill Your Quest?

      All of us have dragons to slay. At work or at home, in personal or professional relationships, each of us is on a Quest to find the treasure or save the prince/princess. Or perhaps, our goal is more prosaic: getting that promotion, standing up to that bully, or finishing that big project. In his book The Seven Basic Plots, Christopher Booker lists seven story forms which story tellers employ over and over. Each is plot is linked to a fundamental metaphysical Question that we...