A Christmas song produced by a new student-based record label has been recorded to raise money for charity.
Ademicca Records are releasing an ‘alternative’ Christmas single tomorrow which they are aiming to get into the UK download charts to raise funds for the Be Brilliant Foundation.
“We are a fully student-run label based at Boston College,” said the label’s manager Chloe Day. “Half the proceeds from everything we do will go to the college’s charity, which helps to support our disadvantaged learners.”
Called Freak Out For Christmas by Leah Stanhope feat Aplex, the song is described as fun dance track, and very different to the more traditional festive songs.
The accompanying video was entirely produced by college students - with music students performing, media students filming and hair and beauty students doing the make-up and styling.
“They all joined in and it was amazing to all come together to do something like this, which will be of benefit to others at the college,” said Chloe.
“It was filmed in Afterdark nightclub and features a room full of drunken Santas. It’s really funny to watch - especially as there’s a scene where somebody was meant to get a fake slap, but actually got slapped in the face for real.”
A launch event for the single is talking place tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Sam Newsom Centre in South Street, Boston. It is available on iTunes, priced 79p - and the team are aiming for around 2,000 downloads.
The label name Ademicca is an anagram of academic - and the students say they hope to be able to offer other learners ‘unique opportunities’ to showcase their musical skills.
“A lot of people at Boston College have brilliant skills but have not been given the right platform to go out there and express themselves,” said Chloe. “This is what we will be able to do.”
The label started out as just as a college project for their music business course - but the team behind it - Chloe Day, Jeff Droy, Ross I’Anson and Clementine Cousins - decided to make a proper go of it. It was only set up in October, but they already have big plans - with two albums set for release next year.
Chloe added: “We are putting together two compilation albums of local artists - one for dance tracks and DJ - the other for more rock and indie bands.”
To keep up to date with what Ademicca Records are doing visit their Facebook page.