2021 has been a mixed year of lockdowns and hurdles that many have faced, but this year, students on our Music Performance and Music Technology degree courses have overcome these challenges to produce some amazing original tracks for the Confetti Album 2021.
The album has been produced as a free digital release for all to enjoy, and features music from 15 musicians who are studying Music Performance and Music Technology degrees.
Students have worked on the production process from start to finish – writing, performing, recording, mixing and mastering their tracks – which has been a real learning curve for many. Other students from Confetti’s music courses have supported our artists with the quality control of the tracks, emulating the operations of a real A&R function at a record label – which has been a great experience for all involved!
Projects like these are something Confetti prides itself upon; giving students a chance to ‘do it for real’ and work with our music label Denizen. Head of Music – John Meredith – was in charge of putting the project together, and is passionate about giving students the chance to have a go at real-life work:
“To have the opportunity to be part of a community of Confetti musicians and present the work as one album underlines just how creative our students have been this year. It means we can really help raise awareness of the student’s music as a body of work and I am so impressed with what they’ve done!”
We also have unrivalled connections within the music industry and our very own Music Industry Consultant, Spencer Wells, is a seasoned veteran. Spencer Wells was an artist himself in various bands in Liverpool including the Terrajacks, who signed to Warner Bros,and RCA Records, releasing two Scouse house pop dance singles. Spencer discovered singer songwriter David Grey and soulstress Beverley Knight as well as discovering and managing singer songwriter James Morrison for the world.
He has worked with all of our students to support and mentor their passion for music and push them to become the best they can be:
“In this ever changing competitive climate of the business of music, we at Confetti aim to give each of our students the skills required to be cutting edge and ahead of the game when it comes to knowledge and experience
With being involved with the album each student gets the opportunity to get their music heard by the industry specialists and also with being involved in such a prestigious release this gives the student kudos and exposure to the industry.
One of Confetti’s students Stephen Grainger from last year concluded an artist management production deal with a London manager because of having exposure on this album.
It gives a student a kick start to releasing content and the process involved in doing this through student mentoring and exposure to the music industry via a body of work that is released through Denizen Confetti”
The music our students have produced and the experience they have gained during this project will be a great stepping stone to finding work within the music industry. This along with our connections to real industry professionals will no doubt be the beginning of a long and successful career in music.
Head over to our Confetti Album website where you can listen to the wonderful music our students have created and read all about the individual artists’ journey throughout this project.
Alongside the Confetti Album, today also sees the release of our Confetti Single Broken Dreams Club by The Crying Violets. If you would like to hear more about this amazing band and their brand new single then read our single release blog here.