MAS or Mighty Atom Smasher Records is a non-profit music development programme founded in 2001 by Kevyn Gammond (ex-Band of Joy). With Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs/The Voice), Robert Plant (ex-Led Zeppelin) and Karl Hyde (Underworld) as its patrons, the label is based in Kidderminster, and runs in partnership with local education authorities in artist development centres across the country.
The label’s aim is to support the development of music in the UK and provide emerging artists with a bridge into the wider industry. This initiative is unique because it combines expert music industry knowledge and experience with conventional training and education.
With the ever changing music industry MAS Records has assumed the role of the Artist Development branch of a major record label; bringing together industry and education in a unique way. Our experienced staff mentor and prepare our artists for the wider industry. The artists involved with the label do not pay for the services they provide.
Through the MAS scheme all their artists will be provided with the following free services:
– Recording with industry producers.
– Weekly practice time in top studios.
– Business planning.
– Promotion and marketing.
– Guidance with tour planning.
– Exposure to the UK music industry.
– Live Demo Recording.
– Industry showcase gigs.
MAS Records has played part in the success of many artists over the last 10 years. Key artists include White Eskimo, The Night Cafe, Swim Deep, The Lines, Deluka, Octane OK and The Arcadian Kicks who have collectively secured professional management or recording contracts with major labels. M.A.S. Records has also showcased artists at SXSW over the last 5 years; setting up vital links with industry organisations for the marketing of our artists including Spinnup Distribution (owned by Universal Group), Kerrang Radio, BBC Introducing and Plug and Play Promo.
For more information about our amazing MAS Records, check our their WEBSITE
Some of the MAS Records Roster:
MAS on Youtube
TO ALL OUR ENGLISH AND MATHS STUDENTS
Thank you for all your hard work this year and your continued efforts in very unusual circumstances. We do hope you feel well supported by the College in this period of home learning.
We have now heard from the official body Ofqual about how your GCSE exam grades in English and maths will be determined. This is explained in this STANDARD LETTER and we would encourage you all to read it, and to share it with your parents/carers where appropriate.
Your grades will be based on your classroom work and assessments completed since September and your progress reviews to date. They will also be guided by your English or maths tutor, who knows you best and knows how hard you’ve worked. Very specific guidance will be followed by the teachers in this respect to ensure consistency across the country.
Your English and maths tutors will continue to be in touch with you, and to set work, up to the point when grades are to be submitted and you should continue to work on your English and maths until this point.
It may be tempting to ask your teacher or tutor about your potential grades or about the work that they will be doing to determine them, HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD NOT DO SO. They will not be able to discuss this with you, and the grades will be confidential and subject to Ofqual processes and checks before the release date in the summer.
Once the grades have been released in the summer anyone unhappy with their result will have the opportunity to appeal.
Please refer back to our UPDATES page for any FAQ’s you may have.