Village Records, the recording label based at the NYU Steinhardt School for Culture, Education and Human Development, today announced it has selected the South African-based Christian Tiger School for the 2014 CMJ Sessions@NYU project. As part of the partnership, Village Records will produce, promote and market an original recording with each act.
Village Records, a student-run label, is part of an innovative course through the Steinhardt Music Business program, also called Village Records. Following its first successful international venture last year with the Australian band Tigertown, this year’s students selected electronic production duo Christian Tiger School from a shortlist of artists from Taiwan and South Africa.
“We selected Christian Tiger School based on their fresh spin on electronic music, which they achieve by infusing both hip-hop and interesting genres from their homeland,” said Village Records student Anne McGinnis, who together with Mike Schreder headed up the A&R function for Village Records this semester. “All students critiqued all the artists, and we look for artists with potential in the US market.”
Christian Tiger School bandmates Luc Veermeer and Sebastiano Zanasi have developed a devoted following in their hometown of Cape Town. As part of their trip to New York City to participate in CMJ, the band will join Village Records in the NYU Dolan Studios to record a brand new song which will be released as part of Village Records and CMJ’s collaborative series, “CMJ Sessions @ NYU”. A documentary of the making of the song will be released as a video by CMJ and Village Records before the end of the year.
“We’re also working with Broken Luxury, a Brooklyn duo, and are very excited to be working with two electronic-pop duos from completely different parts of the world, because it will give us valuable perspective on the differences between working with local and international acts,” said Schreder.
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