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ABOUT

The Falcon Program is a network of college A&R scouting teams and student-run record labels at select colleges throughout the country. For participating universities, Falcon integrates current music industry practices as well as implementing a regional network, clustering college record labels regionally. Within this network, schools can support, promote and tour artists signed to each school’s respective record label. 

This new music group serves as a unique artist development system while advising and guiding college students to be future music executives. The Falcon executive team comprises of veteran music industry executives who specialize in developing artists for the major label community and have worked with numerous platinum-selling artists.

Falcon is in operation at several institutions – Drexel, Syracuse, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Hofstra, University of Montana, Belmont, Columbia College and American University. The network of schools continues to grow annually. Student teams in A&R, marketing and touring have been assembled at each institution. Their mission is to curate and develop talent. For participating students, it’s an opportunity to be involved in a new disruptive music operation, while learning real-life applications to artist campaigns, record production, marketing, touring and college radio promotions. Moreover, students interact and develop relationships with guest music industry professionals who participate in the program. Falcon has also assisted several of its student scouts with job placements at music companies upon graduation.

Falcon’s first project entailed a collaboration with music licensing house Media Horse and the Elvis Presley Estate to release an Elvis Presley compilation album recorded by artists scouted by the University of Montana’s Switchback Records. The compilation album titled Missoula To Memphis was promoted and marketed by the Switchback student team. The label released a limited-run vinyl album that sold out at local retail outlets. The songs were pitched for Film & TV opportunities by Media Horse and garnered several placements. 

In Fall 2019, Falcon released the Falcon Mixtape – Motor City Classix, featuring classic Motown cover songs. The project is a collaboration with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, with a focus to pitch re-imagined, contemporary  recordings for music placement opportunities while introducing new artists in the process. Sony/ATV and Reservoir Media will be servicing the songs to their network of music supervisors and advertising agencies. All the participating Falcon schools were involved in the talent discovery, song curation and recording process. Over 20 tracks were produced for the project. Mixtape Volume 2 is slated for release in Spring 2020. 

ARTISTS

Joe Cardigan

Joe Cardigan

ZLynn

ZLynn

Ira Wolf

Ira Wolf

Lasafro

Lasafro

Jaclyn Manfredi

Jaclyn Manfredi

The End Of America

The End Of America

Robbie Rosen

Robbie Rosen

Jayk

Jayk

Hylynd

Hylynd

Kingsley

Kingsley

SCOUTS

Featured scouts from select Falcon schools who served in leadership roles in A&R and Marketing for the current Mixtape release.

Nikki Berry

Nikki Berry

Columbia College (Chicago, IL)

James Hunt

James Hunt

Belmont University (Nashville, TN)

Aeriel Martens

Aeriel Martens

University of Montana (Missoula, MT)

Maddi Ryan

Maddi Ryan

Boston University (Boston, MA)

Skylar Tucker

Skylar Tucker

American University (Washington, DC)

Matthew Tursi

Matthew Tursi

Hofstra University (New York, NY)

RELEASES

Falcon Mixtape – Motor City Classix

In Fall 2019, Falcon Music released the Falcon Mixtape – Motor City Classix featuring eleven classic Motown cover songs. The project is a collaboration with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Reservoir Media with a focus to pitch re-imagined, contemporary recordings for music placement opportunities while introducing new artists. The songs are pre-cleared for placements. Falcon’s A&R team of college students were involved in the talent discovery, song curation and recording process. Over 20 tracks were recorded for the project. Mixtape Volume 2 is slated for release in February 2020.

 

For sync requests, email info@falconmg.com

Missoula To Memphis

Falcon’s first project entailed a partnership with the Elvis Presley Estate and music licensing house Media Horse to release an Elvis Presley compilation album recorded by artists scouted by the University of Montana’s Switchback Records. The compilation album titled Missoula To Memphis was promoted and marketed by the Switchback student team. The label released a limited-run vinyl album that sold out at local retail outlets. The songs were pitched for Film & TV opportunities by Media Horse and garnered several placements.

 

For sync requests, email info@falconmg.com

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CONTACT

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