Green Line Records is Northeastern University's student-driven record label. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, our label aims to accelerate the careers of emerging artists. We offer our diverse lineup of artists a full range of services including studio and live recording, marketing, merchandising, booking, and management. For nearly two decades, Green Line Records has served as the hub where learning and local arts collide.
Laying the tracks for Boston's best since 1998.
ARTISTS & REPERTOIRE
A&R is responsible for discovering emerging talent in the Boston music scene. Members of this department scour local shows and the internet for artists that they think would work well with Green Line Records, and approach them with the possibility of recording a single. If the offer is accepted, the A&R member will work with the artist to coordinate the various efforts that Green Line Records’ departments will provide for the project.
The Recording department is responsible for recording and mixing the artists that Green Line Records works with. Recording has access to three professional-grade studios on Northeastern’s campus to work in. All sessions are fitted with Lead Engineers, Assistant Engineers, and Engineers in Training so that on each project there are a mix of competent experts and members aspiring to learn these skills. The department also makes live recordings of Northeastern University ensembles.
Events works with both big-name touring artists and local emerging talent to put on some of the most exciting shows on Northeastern’s campus. Events hosts monthly concerts in afterHOURS featuring prominent touring artists, often featuring local musicians or Green Line Records artists as opening acts. In addition, Events puts together several smaller concerts with local artists and one “Busking Day” per semester.
Marketing serves to maintain the brand of Green Line Records and advise the marketing campaigns of the artists that we work with. The ever-evolving Green Line Records brand is promoted in new ways each year, which may include social media campaigns, playlists, and much more. Marketing also works closely with artists to promote their music through social media, local press, and other outlets in a way tailored to the artist’s needs.
MERCHANDISE & DESIGN
Green Line Records designs the vast majority of its art in-house, for both print and digital platforms. For GLR, Merch & Design members create concert posters, cover art, merchandise (stickers, pins, etc.), and take event & concert photography. For our signed artists, our designers work to provide release materials, which can include cover art, press photos, a new logo, posters, and merchandise designs.