Swedish band have students in a spin

Teddy, Mattias, Chris and Freddy meet the students.

Teddy, Mattias, Chris and Freddy meet the students.

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MEDIA students were given a taste of what it is like to work in the music business as they made music videos for up-andcoming rock stars.

Sixth formers at Harwich and Dovercourt High School were visited by Swedish four-piece the Spin, who are trying to crack the UK market.

Students were tasked with making videos for one of the band’s tracks.

The group returned to the school for students to pitch their ideas. The musicians also performed a lunchtime concert.

Philippa Parks, the school’s head of media , said: “The whole process was how it would be in the industry, with groups making videos and presenting them to the band.

“The Spin were delighted by the options they were given and were supposed to pick a winner to put on their website, but they loved them all. The hall was packed for the concert, with 250 students and lots more staff. The band were brilliant.

“Their Twitter and Facebook have exploded with new followers and friends and we are looking for a venue to try and stage a bigger showwith them, so they can play their tracks and have the students’ videos alongside them.

“I am a popular teacher at the moment because I am with the band.”

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8:33pm Tue 21 Jan 14

wormshero says...

It's great that this band have decided to tour pretty much the entirety of Essex. I'm all for work experience, but I do think if any band uses the work of students they should pay for it, I know pretty well that it's difficult to monetize this kind of work, especially when there's so many people will do the same work (usually lower quality) for free. Cool idea though, I wish we'd have had bands/etc to work with when I was a student doing similar stuff.
It's great that this band have decided to tour pretty much the entirety of Essex. I'm all for work experience, but I do think if any band uses the work of students they should pay for it, I know pretty well that it's difficult to monetize this kind of work, especially when there's so many people will do the same work (usually lower quality) for free. Cool idea though, I wish we'd have had bands/etc to work with when I was a student doing similar stuff. wormshero
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