UWS Commercial Music student Bethany Ferrie has used her time away from campus during lockdown productively – bagging a publishing contract with EMI Music.
Bethany, from Glasgow, has been working hard at home to launch her music career alongside her studies during the coronavirus pandemic – resulting in one of her songs being picked up by the music industry giants.
Third-year student Bethany explained: “I’d just released my single, Stayed, on 27 March as an artist myself, but I also used it for a uni project.
“We had to look at new and different ways of promoting ourselves, because we can’t go out and gig and perform like we would normally. So I was sending it round to blogs and playlists, trying to get it out there.”
Bethany came across a website, SYNCR, which matches songwriters, producers and musicians, giving her the chance to collaborate with artists and technicians around the world. She sent her track onto a producer, who was keen to do more with her.
“He sent me over some songs, some really basic tracks, and said to me to let him know if there was anything I could write on top of them,” she explained. “There were about seven or eight tracks, and he told me to write what I wanted over them. I sent over a couple, he really liked one of them."