Music students at Telford College have launched a new weekly podcast to discuss some of the industry’s hot topics.
Stephen Kershaw, Abi Greaves, Georgia Garbett, Bradley Stringer and Will Swain are releasing a new ‘It Ain’t Worth The Treble’ podcast every Thursday, which can be found at itaintworththetreble.podbean.com
The students, from Telford and Shrewsbury, are all part of the HND music course, at the college’s King Street campus.
So far, they have already looked at issues such as the rising prices of tickets for live gigs, some of the craziest examples of extreme fan behaviour, and the biggest music legends from the past and present.
Andy Turner, lecturer in music production and events management, said: “The students came up with the idea of launching a podcast as part of their independent creative project, with lecturer Ben Fitzharris.
“It’s been great to see how they have developed the content and worked out the logistics of marketing and releasing it. I’ve really enjoyed listening to some of their controversial debates over issues in the music industry!”
It has been a busy few weeks for Telford College’s music students. The HND group recorded a live orchestra performance at Dawley Town Hall on May 17, followed by taking a trip to the Mushrooms recording studios in Birmingham on June 15.
Andy Turner said: “It is great that students have the opportunity to visit various professional recording studios as part of their studies, giving students the chance to take part in workshops and question-and-answer sessions, which is fantastic real-world experience.”
Music events students have also organised a series of local gigs as part of their coursework.
These included Acoustic Live at The Old Post Office in Shrewsbury which raised cash for the British Heart Foundation, and Flashback at the Whitehouse Hotel in Telford, featuring local group In Silence We Crave, and acoustic sets from other college students.