Student launches record label | Business
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Between classes, preparing for graduation and just enjoying her last college semester, Maddie Sullivan has started her own business, launching 'Collegiate Records', a record label run by college students to promote college musicians.
"We started writing a mission statement, started writing a business plan, kind of devising what we wanted the company to be about and we came up with a university wide record label for students accommodating the fact that they are students," said Sullivan.
Thursday afternoon, Sullivan watched one of her bands practice in an empty first floor room of a building being renovated in Saratoga Springs. The group, called 'Maryleigh and the Fauves' is made up of 19-year-old Maryleigh Roohan, singer and guitarist; 20-year-old Zachary Edwards on drums; and 25-year-old Dave Globerson on bass.
The group is now one of ten managed by Sullivan's company, which relies on the organized network that has spread all over the nation. Colleges and universities that participate have a campus coordinator and street teams, that promote upcoming shows and help set up and break down equipment.
"We have different contracts with all of them, some are totally management, some are record label which means producing, distributing, etc...," said Sullivan.
They've been successful enough so far to sign 'Maryleigh and the Fauves' to a tour traveling to a dozen states. Sullivan isn't making money off of the company yet, but she hopes to very soon.
To find out more about 'Collegiate Records' visit www.collegiaterecords.com