CLEVELAND, Miss. — Fighting Okra Records, the experiential learning activity of Delta State University’s Record Label Practicum course in the Delta Music Institute released the label’s 4th compilation album on October 26 at Hey Joe’s in Cleveland. The release party included performances by some of the artists whose songs are featured on the album.
Fighting Okra Records is the student-run record label at DSU and the primary experiential learning activity of the DMI 419 and DMI 420 courses. The purpose of the record label is to provide a practical, real-world entertainment industry experience for students while providing a variety of independent artists with professional quality music and entertainment industry services.
The album features songs by Will Hulbert, Lero, D. Moon, Arabella, Clayton Moulder & David Cho, Thomas “Little Killer” Sanders, Drew Pulliam, Saylor, Cocoa Barrett, and Savannah Rose. CDs and Fighting Okra Records t-shirts were on sale at the venue.
The instructor for the record label practicum class Ben Yarbrough, Assistant Professor of Entertainment Industry Studies, said, “I am extremely proud of these students; it’s quite an achievement to be able to put together an album of this type so soon in the semester.”
DMI Director Richard Tremmel said, “A career in the entertainment industry requires a wide range of skills, expertise, and determination. At Delta State University, the Entertainment Industry Studies program offers the ideal platform to achieve your goals. Whether you’re interested in audio engineering technology or entertainment industry entrepreneurship, our program will provide you with the knowledge, experience, and connections you need to succeed.”
For more information about the Entertainment Industry Studies program at Delta State University, please visit www.deltastate.edu/bseis.