Hoot/Wisdom Recordings Earns a Latin GRAMMY Nomination
>> Commercial Music faculty Alejandro Sánchez-Samper recently attended the 16th Latin GRAMMY Awards. Sánchez-Samper and Quinteto Leopoldo Federico were nominated for a GRAMMY for "Best Tango Album" for Bogotá-Buenos Aires, which was released through FAU's Hoot/Wisdom Recordings. The album was engineered by Sánchez-Samper and FAU commercial music graduate Matt Baltrucki. FAU commercial music students Ben Cross, Joel Iglesias, Hunter Isbell and Jesse La Pierre worked on the album as well, as assistant engineers. Run by students and supervised by faculty in the Commercial Music Program, Hoot/Wisdom Recordings is Florida Atlantic University’s in-house record label that seeks to promote and encourage musical growth. Students gain experience in various musical elements including music production, record promotion, audio recording, publicity, marketing, graphic design, and event planning. Since 2004, Hoot Wisdom has released 11 albums, 9 EP’s and 4 compilation albums. Students interact and learn from professionals in the music industry, as well as students from other university music programs. Those in the program have access to professional recording and production studios along with the opportunity to be mentored by GRAMMY nominated faculty.
Hoot/Wisdom serves a springboard into the music industry for many students. The studio releases albums titled “CompOWLation,” which showcase the musical talent of FAU alumni and students. Former FAU student and Hoot/Wisdom artist, Alex Kinsey and his girlfriend Sierra Deaton recently won Season 3 of X Factor USA and earned a contract with Columbia Records. Commercial Music graduate Chris Felix and FAU political science major Sean Dough received the 2014 award from the American Songwriting Awards for “best Hip-Hop song.” Hoot/Wisdom is always looking for new talent and seek artists with a passion for music. To learn more, visit http://hootwisdom.com/