Music Makes Us, Warner Music Nashville, Music Industry launch Recording Studio at Metro Nashville’s Pearl-Cohn High School

Music Makes Us, Warner Music Nashville, Music Industry launch Recording Studio at Metro Nashville’s  Pearl-Cohn High School

Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School, supported by the Music Makes Us initiative, is the nation’s only high school to have a student-run record label with distribution in conjunction with Warner Music Nashville. Its recording studio rivals commercial studios on Music Row.

The studio and record label launch is an achievement highlighted by generous donors and vital partnerships. John Esposito, president & CEO of Warner Music, The Recording Academy’s Producers  & Engineers Wing, and award-winning recording studio designer Steven Durr, a Nashville resident and owner of Steven Durr Designs, have guided the project.

The recording studio features a 32-channel API 1608 console in the main control room. It has two editing suites and audio equipment from industry leaders, including Harman Professional, which includes the JBL/AKG/ and Lexicon brands; API; Audio-Technica; Fredenstein Professional Audio; Shure, Inc.; and Solid State Logic. What’s  more, Pearl-Cohn students will run a record label modeled after a corporate music label. Every year, a Pearl- Cohn student is named head of the record label. Pearl-Cohn students sign, record and promote student artists from the school district. Revenue generated from the school’s record label through the sale of songs will go to advancing music education through Music Makes Us.

A video of the students at work in the recording studio and record label may be found here. A virtual tour of the recording studio is here