Our Program

Millikin University offers many great opportunities to further skills in the music industry through these great programs.


Blue Box RecordsFirst Step Records

In its 15th 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


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