Producer Jason Wall Carves Out New Career Paths for Young Musicians
Pictured in session at Studio Trilogy's SSL 9000K console are (L-R) programmer Chris Scanlan, Future Youth director/producer Jason Wall, and recording engineer Willie Samuels. Photo by David Goggin.
Future Youth Records, the new non-profit label based in the SF Bay Area, has begun a series of sessions at Studio Trilogy. Founded by producer Jason Wall, the label is the first full-service, non-profit record label dedicated to helping youth 12-17 years old write and release original music.
"A lot of the positions in the recording industry that were once held by top music veterans are now gone," Jason Wall remarked. "Many new artists need guidance because they pay the costs of recording, manufacturing and promoting their music, only to have to give it away for free or at a big loss."
By taking the profit out of recorded music, Future Youth Records has created a new business model for youth to learn about professional recording and the realities of today's music industry. The goal of the label is to give kids of all socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to write and record while at the same time learning about the nature of well-recorded music.
"I want to level the playing field for talented young musicians," Wall explains. "We've got some top mentors onboard and these kids might be getting the chance of a lifetime. And to get their start at Studio Triology is a great place to begin -- great acoustics, great equipment, and a smart and friendly staff."
To learn more about Future Youth Records, visit:http://www.futureyouthrecords.org ABOUT STUDIO TRILOGY
Located in the creative heart of San Francisco, Studio Trilogy offers producers, artists and engineers a World Class recording environment. The 8800 square foot facility houses three state-of-the-art control rooms, four integrated isolation booths, San Francisco's most versatile large tracking rooms, and an experienced staff.
Designed by John Storyk , Studio Trilogy features Northern California's only 80-channel SSL 9000K mix console with Ultimation. The tracking suite is outfitted with a 32-channel API 1608 and the post-production suite features a Digidesign ICON D-Control. Included is a prize collection of microphones, plus a full complement of vintage and modern instruments. An onsite 1200 sq.ft. luxury apartment with media lounge and chef's kitchen is also available.
Learn more at: http://www.studiotrilogy.com