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Pioneer Records entertains students all over Pittsburgh

Photo by Logan Creamer
A student signs with passion during one of Pioneer Records open mic night events at Creative Coffee Supply.

Pioneer Records has been running events in Village Park and at Creative Coffee Supply every month since Orientation Week and is looking to implement more events as the year goes on. However, some may not know who they are.

According to the university’s website, Pioneer Records is a student-run record label that gives students real-world experiences in the music industry and allows them to communicate directly with artists, venues and other industry professionals.

Sandamini Sinley, a senior SAEM major and the director of operations, was able to give people an idea of how this club can get students career-ready if this is their dream job.

“As the director of operations, I have day-to-day obligations for the business, run and direct shows and [serve as] the main spokesperson for Pioneer Records,” Sinley said.

Sinley was excited about the growth that had occurred during the first couple of weeks of the school year. Another member of the club who was excited about this was Nichole Bartolomeo, a sophomore sports communication major and the talent and booking director of the club.

“The growth of the club was different from last year to this year, as the freshman class jumped right into the events,” Bartolomeo said.

Some of the events that freshmen ran or helped with during this year are Woodstock on Wood Street, Music Mash, the Karaoke Nights and the Open Mic Nights.thursday.

One of the events that had a lot of activity was Karaoke Night during Orientation Week. Karaoke nights will be held at Creative Coffee Supply on the second Thursday of every month. Another event that Pioneer Records ran was a girl’s open mic night to show off female singer-songwriters.

Olivia Curti, a sophomore graphic design major and the director of graphic design for the club, explained why an event like Karaoke Night was able to bring in a crowd.

“There’s no pressure to be good at singing. You can just have fun with your friends, laugh and sing along to the song played,” Curti said.

With the new members of the club and with how the club has been going, Sinley wants to have more events showing off their artists.

“We want to find ways to specify student involvement and career development for our artists, optimizing our resources by overlapping the two are certain occasions,” Sinley said.

One of the ways Pioneer Records shows off an artist is Pioneer Stars, an event where artists apply to be one of the three Pioneer Stars each year. The three winners were announced on Rocktober, which occured on October 26.

Overall, things are looking to go well for Pioneer Records, as they hope to continue the momentum they have started since Orientation Week.

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