On Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February 2013 Enter CIC students embarked on another fantastic experience in a professional recording studio after MP Phil Wilson made us aware of a high profile national competition for bands and singers.
The competition celebrates the very best of up-and-coming unsigned British artists and the live music venues that support them. The aim of the competition is to raise awareness and importance of intellectual property rights, and live music. This theme is very close to our hearts as Enter CIC regularly commissions music and we have our own production house which creates music. As a result, music licensing plays an important part of our day to day activities.
We decided that this would be a great opportunity for our pupils, so we immediately arranged a time for the young people to go into the recording studio. The musicians and singers were eager to get started and soon found themselves writing and recording a brand new song for the competition.
Dane, Lauren, Jack, Andrew, Sean and James have enjoyed every minute of working with the music technicians (Gav and Paul) from Broadwater Recording Studios. As always Enter CIC works hard to provide unique professional experiences for our students. We know that Gav and Paul are industry experts and that our students will always get a first class experience when working in the studio. To accompany the competition entry, Sean Major, one of our media students has been filming the whole recording process and will create a video which will be featured with the song.
The students have found themselves not only participating in activities in their area of expertise, but also stepping out of their comfort zone and trying new activities relating to music production.
For example, band members found themselves singing harmonies, singers and videographers found themselves writing lyrics and all of them flourished in their new found responsibilities.
Currently our entry is top secret and we will keep you informed of our students’ progress in the competition. However, everyone in the studio is very excited about our entry and we are sure that when you hear it you will understand why.
Well done to all the young people involved; lets keep our fingers crossed. Take a look at feedback from the students below.
“I find working at the studio really exciting! You have to be prepared to wait a long time. You need to be on the ball and ready to work hard to pick up harmonies and record them. I really enjoyed recording the song and being able to do it over and over to get it perfect. I’m really happy with the song and loved having the studio experience”
it when I go back into the studio for another project. It was nice seeing and working with Paul and Gav again. They are great to work with and did an amazing job”
Jack (Musician, Electric Guitar)