JAMES | Oustanding Achievement Award 2021 Emma Forster


Leeds Beckett University
BA (Hons) Music Production

"I feel extremely proud for being presented with the JAMES award in Music Production, particularly after my challenging final year in lockdown. This award really highlights the effort that I put into my assignments. I am delighted that out of many talented students my ability has been acknowledged and I have been able to start my career within the Leeds music scene.

I found the course over the three years engaging yet challenging. I was encouraged to expand my interest into different fields of music production, such as film music, and this grew to be one of my favourite modules. I really became inspired by the different avenues in genre that this module presented.
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Another aspect to note would be the Electronic Dance Music Repertoire module. As a passionate House music producer, I was very keen to become immersed in this module and expand my skills in dance music production. One of the tracks that I created for this module resulted in my debut signing to a record label and this is greatly due to the feedback given to me by the Leeds Beckett Tutors. They provided me with some great contacts concerning music labels.

Currently I am frequently DJ’ing around Leeds, supporting artists such as Hot Since 82, and recently signing to his label Knee Deep In Sound. I am thankful to Leeds Beckett for inspiring me to further my interest and engagement with Music Production in the Leeds scene. I am grateful for the many opportunities which are currently being presented to me and I think Leeds was the right choice to create my contacts in the industry. I am also thankful to JAMES for allowing me to be presented with this inspiring award; the voucher was spent on Audio Treatment for my room alongside some presents for myself! This was a great way to end my time at University.”

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