ACTION MESSAGE

An enthusiastic leader of MAS Records for many years, I have now taken on a new role at MAS Lab to set up an operational team of audacious and passionate artists/volunteers from various walks of life in a collaborative connection mechanism. MAS Lab aims to create opportunities for concept-driven projects finding ways to engage with your town. Our goal is to make our endeavours people-centric and not only product-centric.

 

For the last few months, I have been on a mission of awareness exploring freedom of movement and the right of a person to travel whether as a refugee, immigrant or vacationer. The recent Migrant X production at Kidderminster College addressed some of the issues still ongoing with MAS Lab artists who are exploring the creation and expression of cultural identity through the arts.

The legalities of migration and statelessness will continue to define our future MAS Lab projects.

MAS Lab have become Agents for Change with the launch the Shared Ground Project this September, which will create the Grow Room; a green space community garden in the foyer area of Kidderminster College. Awareness days will follow with performances and speakers who have an appetite to stimulate the interest of people for the arts and to further also address social and political matters. Hopefully this will lead us all to have more productive, active, engaged and fulfilling lives.

We aim to further inspire constructive change in our community and to become part of the Kidderminster College educational system that champions creativity as the foundation of economic health.

Kevyn Gammond - MAS Lab

MAS BOOMERANG

The MAS Team have received many awards for transforming how it delivers music education to meet the needs of our learners in today's industry. MAS continues to expand and provide opportunities within the Music Industry and also continues to collaborate with others involved in this industry.

These include:

  • 2004 - Clifford T Ward National Award for songwriters, which was a massive success and received much national and international acclaim.

  • 2006 - European Social Fund for exceptional Services to Education.

  • 2008 - Rockschool (RSL) Most Innovative Course in the UK (see Robert Plant's comment on the MAS Records website.

  • 2009 - Prince Edward's visit to MAS at Kidderminster College.

  • 2010 - Co-produced 'Ditto Music Live' - a TV show on Ted TV (Sky).

  • 2010/11 - Partnered with RSL to showcase emerging bands at SXSW in Austin, Texas, which is one of the largest global music industry events.

  • 2012 - RSL Special Recognition Award.

  • 2013 - MAS continues its nationwide expansion with centres opening in Leeds and Liverpool.

  • 2016 - MAS Records record plaque was displayed in the centre of Kidderminster to honour the work of MAS Records.

  • 2017 - Continued expansion with further centres opening, including one in Southampton. This year also saw a record number of students joining the MAS programme.

  • 2018 - London Centre opened and Scott Garrett introduced Music Gateway, the online gateway to the Music Industry. This will provide innovative networks of music professionals for our learners.

  • 2019 - The newly launched MAS Lab is focussed around performance-based projects joining social concern with creative action.

 

The MAS motto - "MAS is a lifestyle job, we all enjoy coming to work every day"