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Metro School Students Record Demos At School

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by Aundrea Cline-Thomas

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Students across Metro Schools are spending the week recording demos in Pearl Cohn's studio. The high school is establishing a record label run entirely by students.

The melody Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay couldn't ignore all started with words on a page.

"Don't tell my teacher," she said, "but I think I wrote (the song) during math class because I had this tune in my mind in the morning I couldn't get it out of my head."

While Mukhopadhyay only had her guitar, in her mind she owned the stage.

Pearl Cohn High School has partnered with Warner Music Group. The company has provided twenty students with summer internships to learn how to start their very own record label. Now back at school, they're applying what they've learned. On this day, they're working alongside some very well known musicians.

"(I've worked) with people like Don Williams and Emmy Lou Harris, Allison Crouse," Dave Pomeroy, bass player and President of the Nashville Musicians Association, said.

"It just makes my head even bigger," Pearl Cohn Senior Vincent Zirker explained about working with the professional musicians. "It lets me know that it's possible to do it. That's what it does to me."

The music in Lagnajita's mind finally came through her headphones.

"If we don't do this for our kids we are really taking our future into our hands and neglecting it," Pomeroy said. "We cannot do that."

The sweet melodies Mukhopadhyay has played over and over again confirmed what her heart has been telling her all along.

"It's really fun," she said. "I want to do this for the rest of my life."

At the end students will receive a professional copy of their recording. When established, Pearl Cohn's record label will represent artists within Metro schools.



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