Looking for Brad Holmes’s “Noel”?

Noel (Cover) Click on “Publishing” in the pull-down menu at the top of the page, and navigate to Publishing Store to purchase using Paypal.

If you are a school or other institution and do not have a paypal account, contact us directly via email (publishinginfo@firststeprecords.com). We’ll get you the piece and arrange invoicing.


In its ninth year of production, First Step Records is a student operated record label and publishing company providing hands-on experience in the business of music. Located at Millikin University in Decatur, IL, the label seeks to provide opportunities for students, faculty, and alumni artists.

Our Mission
First Step is a student-run record label and publishing company that supports and promotes the diverse, quality music of Millikin University.

Our Vision
Our vision as a record label and publishing company is…

To establish the reputation of music at Millikin University to the wider community
To provide a meaningful learning experience within the music industry

Our Philosophy

We believe…
The product we produce exceeds industry standards.
That we are a commercial outlet for Millikin University’s established and emerging artists.
In the importance of creativity and innovation within our organization