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Three aspiring musicians from the University of Worcester have had their work signed by influential record label, Universe Media.

Music studentsJoe Coghill, 21, Sian Griffin, 20, and Patrick Molloy, 20, are in their second year of a HND in Urban and Electronic Music Production at Kidderminster College, a course run in conjunction with the University.

They won a competition masterminded by the course staff to remix the track ‘Joseph Come Home’ by EL Sam and Dave Droid.

“They couldn’t ask for a better opportunity for exposure to the music production world,” said course leader Damian Wilkes.

The whole class took up the challenge but in the end three remixes stood out over others and were announced winners.

The winning tracks are to be released by the independent music label, Universe Media. The tracks are anticipated to be available for purchase this month, via iTunes and Beatport.

The winning students hope that this break will give them a much needed ‘leg-up’ in what is a highly competitive industry.

The course is highly practical in nature, with a strong emphasis on current music and studio production techniques, integrating technology and creativity, giving students every opportunity to explore their creativity by giving them real music industry opportunities and projects.

Students also have the advantage of having access to current industry-standard resources, including music facilities for composition, recording, production, mixing, post-production and mastering. Together with experienced and hard working music staff to guide and inspire students.

The highly innovative course is ideal for those with an interest in electronic-based music, which is now a substantial part of the music industry. For more information visit http://www.worc.ac.uk/courses/9436.html