The Student Record Label and Entertainment Production Company of SMWHS
Fedora Productions is an enrichment and cross-curricular independent study program designed to introduce students to the different aspects of music business and production. This will provide the students with a deeper insight into the different careers available in the music and entertainment industry as well as increasing student awareness regarding intellectual-property rights. The students meet with Mr. Craft on Thursdays during varying class times.
Fedora Productions is run as a real record/production company is run. Students are placed into departments based upon their talents and interests. The basic organizational map is as follows:
Human-Resources/Management Team – Its members interview all applicants and form the rest of the teams/departments.
Accounting/Finance Team – This team is responsible for determining and maintaining a budget for all projects.
Artists & Repertoire Team – The A&R department locates talent who will be involved in Fedora Production projects/events.
Legal & Contracts – The L & C team creates contracts with talent and obtains all copyright permissions for Fedora Productions projects.
Talent Department – This team is made up of the students selected from the recommendations of the A & R. They are the performers and songwriters.
Promotions/Marketing and Graphics Team – This department is responsible for creating promotional materials for product distribution throughout SWMHS , the district and the community at large. This department is also responsible for creating all graphical materials such as CD labels, programs and more.
Audio Production Team – This team is responsible for recording the materials developed by the Talent team in the Sayreville Choir’s 24-track Recording Studio.