Northamptonshire musicians get a chance to have their music professionally produced

Daniel Johnson and Steph Smith
Daniel Johnson and Steph Smith

Musicians in Northamptonshire have a chance to have their music professionally produced and released with a new project at the University of Northampton.

The Best of Northants aims to instigate creative collaborations between local musicians, producers and artists – and will result in a series of albums and eps featuring different genres of original music being released on The university’s own record label, Avenue Music, and other professional outlets.

The project is a collaboration with InMusicInMedia, a social enterprise company dedicated to supporting young people and their musical development, set up by university graduate Daniel Johnson.

Professional DJ and popular music student at the University, Steph Smith, who is co-ordinating The Best of Northants, said: “The project aims to initiate the building of a network among local musicians, artists and producers, highlighting the area’s artistic and musical talent, and nurturing creative collaborations by putting people in touch with each other.

“The benefits for those taking part will include the chance to further their professional development, have the opportunity to record and/or produce in the University’s professional studio and gain enhanced exposure for their work.”

The first recording sessions, which will focus on hip hop, are due to start in mid-August.Those wishing to take part, or find out more about The Best of Northants, can email or visit

To find out more about the University’s record label Avenue Music, which is run by popular music students, visit