FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) has formed a label as the university continues to develop its music program.
At a press conference on Tuesday, PFW unveiled a full-service music company that includes the label.
Gold Top Music Group aims to provide professional music experiences for students in the hopes of giving them the tools they need to compete in the music industry.
Three years ago, university and community leaders opened the Purdue Fort Wayne Sweetwater Music Center in Sweetwater. The university said stakeholders were optimistic about the music programs, but were unsure how successful they would be.
“The numbers are out of the ordinary, and we couldn’t be happier,” PFW Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer said. “In the past three years, 120 students have enrolled in music industry and popular music programs. Almost overnight, we captured the attention and imagination of students drawn to these programs, which are part of our School of Music, as well as these incredible facilities. And now, today, we’re taking another giant leap in announcing and launching Gold Top Music Group. “
Gold Top Music Group director John Buteyn has experience as a sound engineer, musician, music producer and writer.
The group says they have signed two artists, Bear case and The Flood Man, at the registration of contracts.
There is a exit party scheduled for September 2nd for Bear Case’s debut album, “Brain Soup”.
“By providing this unique and professional immersion with guidance from faculty, students gain a range of tangible professional experiences that apply directly to the professional and creative environment associated with music, as well as entertainment and the arts. “said Buteyn. “We are confident that Gold Top Music Group will expose the greater Fort Wayne area to the amount of talent and opportunity available at Purdue Fort Wayne, and serve as a recruiting tool around the world.
For more information about the music company, visit their website.