Boca's only student run label, Florida Atlantic University's Hoot/Wisdom Recordings, has successfully launched a crowdsourced funding project on Power2Give to raise money for upcoming album releases, upgraded recording equipment, and promotion of the label's music beyond South Florida. This is the first time they've used the web to raise cash since the label's inception 12 years ago. The fundraiser was both set up and approved by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and FAU.
In case you aren't aware of the power Hoot/Wisdom has, let us educate you. In addition to talented local musicians Mandy Moon, the Pathetique, Phantomime, Grace Kimmel and others, the "Alex" half of the 2013 X Factor winner duo Alex & Sierra also worked with Hoot/Wisdom before moving to Orlando when his career took off. The FAU site claims the University "has one of the most active record labels at any university" proven by the release of 21 albums, which were produced entirely by students.More »