Hard Pressed Records
Hard Pressed Records is the music department's (Beacon award winning) in-house record label. It was set up as a way to contextualise the teaching of music business, and takes students through the entire process of conception, A&R, selection, recording, production, post-production, legal considerations, design, marketing, manufacture and distribution. This provides a very important combination of skills and experiences for those venturing into the music industry. With a major focus on team working, project management, meeting tough deadlines, negotiation and multitasking, projects of this kind help to prepare students for the workplace as well as other progression pathways.
Samples of this work can be heard on the Sussex Downs College SOUNDCLOUD site