USF student-run record label announces first artist

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Marble Lounge Records, the new record label launched by students at the University of Saint Francis, has its first artist.

The band Rosalind & the Way, an Americana/folk music band based in Fort Wayne, was introduced Thursday as the first artists to work on an album for Marble Lounge Records.

The label was officially launched in September 2017 as part of two University of Saint Francis programs, Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts (META) and Music Technology.

The META record label team has been developing and executing a business plan, including announcing the label’s name and logo in December. They scouted and signed their first artist after asking musicians to submit demo tracks in late 2017. The next steps are to develop a marketing strategy for the band, continue to promote the record label and project ways in which this university-owned enterprise can become self-sustaining. The META team and Music Technology students continue to learn about the music business, including legal issues such as copyright and licensing.

As the first signed artist, Rosalind & the Way will have their music recorded by USF Music Technology students in the USF recording studios, and also have the opportunity for an original composition to be produced by the Emmy-winning and Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominated producer, arranger/composer and music director Rob Mathes.

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