Birmingham college begins collaboration with Relentless Records

BRIT-nominated artist performs at launch.

Singer-songwriter Tom Walker gave an exclusive performance at South & City College Birmingham on Tuesday 29th January to launch an innovative collaboration between the college’s music department and Relentless Records.

Hundreds of students and visitors attended the event at the college’s concert facility within its Digbeth campus.

Part of Sony Music, Relentless Records are offering college music students the opportunity to take part in masterclasses led by successful industry experts such as musician Naughty Boy, rapper Nadia Rose and BBC DJ Trevor Nelson.

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These classes will give an insight into all aspects of the industry from performing, to running a record label, to marketing and promotion, production, A&R and radio. Selected top performing students will have the opportunity to perform at an event in London in front of A&R executives, leading to a live event and showcase at Sony Records.

Jacqui Maher, Assistant Principal for Innovation and Development at South & City said, “The college is delighted to be in partnership with Relentless Records. It enhances our students’ learning and college experience by giving them a true insight into all aspects of the music industry.

The opportunities offered by Relentless Records gives our students an advantage when entering the job market. We are really excited about working together on this innovative partnership and look forward to the many successes that it will bring.”

Ewan Grant, COO of Relentless Records, added, “As a record company, we are always on the lookout for new talent and we wanted to partner with like-minded people to find the stars of the future.

“When we visited the music department at the college, we saw that the facilities and teaching were second-to-none and would help us break out of a London-centric music scene. We looked to partner with a college that was delivering high-quality teaching and learning, alongside excellent results. South & City College was a natural choice.

“We are looking forward to building this unique relationship over the coming years and having Tom Walker perform at the college is just the beginning.”

Tom Walker is currently nominated for two BRIT Awards: British Breakthrough Artist and British Single Leave a Light On, which has been in the UK charts for over 40 weeks and boasts more than 95 million views on YouTube.

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