Brighton student secures contract with independent dance music label – The Argus

A musician has signed a deal with one of the largest independent dance labels.
Nev Scott, a talented electronic musician and student of WaterBear, a music college in Queen’s Road, Brighton, has been signed to Toolroom Records.
Nev is currently studying the two-year electronic music and business degree at the college, secured the deal for his track No Differences.
WaterBear collaborated with Toolroom Records to create the course and make it the world’s first degree programme to be delivered alongside a record label.
“During the first year of my degree I’d written a track called No Differences and it has now been signed to Toolroom Records, which is amazing because Toolroom is one of the biggest independent labels there is for house music,” said Nev.
“When this came up, the opportunity to do a degree in house music, to immerse yourself in house music, that alone was an appeal to do it. To make it fit around my job, life and everything else – I’m not going to say it’s easy, because it’s not – but then nothing in life that’s rewarding is easy.”
The Argus: Nev Scott is a student at WaterBear music collegeNev Scott is a student at WaterBear music college (Image: WaterBear)
Miles Shackleton, director at Toolroom Records, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Nev has been signed to Toolroom, which I know has been a long-term ambition for him.
“Nev has worked hard to craft his production skills, and is now making cutting-edge House music that’s getting played by some of the biggest DJs in the world.”
Joe Newman, Head of electronic music at WaterBear added: “Nev is a very switched on, talented and determined student who makes the most of his education.
“It’s great to see the Toolroom and WaterBear partnership bring real-world results such as this, nurturing students into music careers. I wish Nev all the best in his future with Toolroom and look forward to hearing future releases.”
As part of the electronic music and business degree, students have help and guidance from Toolroom artists.
They work on music marketing campaigns and including get to study with the team at Toolroom HQ.
WaterBear said the collaboration also gives students access to “exclusive sample packs and production tools, plus an invaluable black book of contacts”.
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