We recently announced an incredible industry partnership between Little Tiger Records and Last Night From Glasgow.
Last Night From Glasgow will soon embark upon their fourth year releasing and promoting (predominantly) vinyl releases and staging events throughout the country, they have enjoyed tremendous success over their first three years and it is fitting that what will be their 20th vinyl release will in fact be a partnership release with, our very own, Little Tiger.
LNFG will provide funding and infrastructure whilst our students will provide promotional support and engage with LNFG throughout the release process. The album being released is the debut from Fenella. A dark jazz folk affair brimming with dazzling vocals and a burlesque feel throughout, reminiscent of Elektra Records’ back catalogue.The album will be released in April 2019, with the launch night taking place at The Blue Arrow on March 29th.
We are delighted to add that one LNFG release per year will in fact be curated and released in partnership with Riverside Music College. Ian Smith (Founder of LNFG) states “we are a community driven endeavour, we believe that at the heart of our business is the principle of doing things right and fairly, what better way to drive our ethical approach forward than at the very beginning of a music students career, we can show that it is possible to run a successful platform without having to play industry games and compromise on your principles”
Douglas MacIntyre senior lecturer at Riverside adds “ We are excited to be working with LNFG, their community driven approach fits in perfectly with the ethos we are developing at Little Tiger Records / Riverside Music College. We are looking forward to releasing the Fenella album, which has been co-ordinated from A&R to release by the Little Tiger students one of our previous students (Daria Jaszcz) is involved with LNFG, and the more I heard about the label from her, the more I was impressed by their approach to label operations”.
We asked Daria a few questions about the link up between Little Tiger and Last Night From Glasgow, and her experiences of working with both:
What are your thoughts on the Little Tiger/ Last Night From Glasgow Partnership through Riverside? And what do you think it means for the local community/ up-and-coming Glasgow bands/artists etc.?
The Music Industry can be really hard to get into, particularly with trying to ‘get your foot in the door’ therefore this link helps break down those barriers with direct access to those already involved with the Music Industry. Therefore I think the partnership between Little Tiger and Last Night From Glasgow is fantastic.
- You now work with LNFG, and having studied the Business course with us before - what do you think this link means for our students who will go on to work in the industry?
The biggest benefit of this partnership and the work solely with Little Tiger, is work experience. I don’t feel that knowing the theoretical of how something in this industry works is enough to give you enough of an understanding: you have to go out and actually do it.
Therefore accomplishing a release with an artist: label A&R sessions, signing, release strategising, marketing, promotion and distribution, should be done in real life. That’s something that Riverside is fantastic for, the opportunity see the entire cycle and personally complete it working alongside lecturers with real life experience and now a partnership with a forward thinking label.
The model of Last Night From Glasgow isn’t a traditional Record Label model which is a positive as it teaches you about outside the box thinking which you can then apply to any personal projects you wish to start or work you are involved in.
- Douglas mentioned you’d spoken to him about your 3rd year entry to Degree Level at UWS, and said you noted that you felt a lot more prepared going into this than some of the other students on the course.
How do you feel Riverside has benefitted this transition, and what experience, opportunities etc. do you feel we offer above other College’s /Uni’s etc?
I definitely felt prepared going onto University from this course as the standard of work I completed at Riverside was only a slight level below the work at UWS therefore it bridged the gap that I expected between College and University smoothly.
I feel like the work that was completed with Little Tiger as well as with the Graded Unit aspect in which we carried out a personal project in real life again, does prepare you not just for Higher Education but also real-life work. After Riverside alone, I’ve felt more comfortable to start my own projects and take on Music Industry work due to the knowledge I’d gained.