Green Line Records is Northeastern University’s student-run record label. The organization operates in a unique niche as a traditional record label that also focuses on students’ experiential learning. Green Line supports its roster artists by providing studio and live recording, booking, promotion and marketing, merchandising, licensing and artistic design. They are looking to bridge the gap between on-campus student life and the local Boston scene by cultivating on-the-edge Northeastern artists and giving them the confidence and support to break into the real music industry.
The record label was established in 1998 and grew out of Professor David Herlihy’s Record Industry Class. The class provided a foundation for students to acquire skills through a term-long Artist Development Project. Green Line Records, the student group, recently underwent massive foundational reconstruction in 2011, leading to a fresh start for the organization. Students involved with the group have a deep knowledge in such topics ranging from music technology, artist management, graphic design, and more. Given this attitude adjustment, the record label has been expanding at a rapid pace and is quickly become a relevant source of music in Boston.
In 2013, Green Line Records produced an NU Choral Society album The Road Not Taken: Twentieth Century American Choral Music (Directed by Professor Josh Jacobson). View the album artwork here.
For more information on the current projects of Green Line Records, visit greenlinerecords.com.