WHO WE ARE
Located in the county of Sussex in the south-east of England, Millpost Records was founded in 2020. The concept of making a record label that provides studio services for both established and emerging folk artists has been an apparent niche within the industry, and touring folk artist Jack Hogsden decided that it's time to change this. Now, going into our fourth year, we are excited to be supporting more wonderful musicians, both signed and independent, and developing them and their music. We are Millpost Records. We are the Folk for the Future.
Why Millpost Records?
Millpost Records took it's name from a wonderful landmark local to Jack's childhood home; situated on the South Downs National Park, between the villages of Ringmer and Glynde, and the town of Lewes, stands the remains of an old windmill. In 1925, the original windmill on this site collapsed, and over the course of several years, remnants were removed until all that remained were the central post and trestles. This area of the South Downs brings fond memories of Jack's childhood, and now that he has relocated back to Sussex, he still frequently visits.
Although Jack is working hard with Millpost Records, he also balances this with his profession in live sound, which sees him working freelance across the nearby city of Brighton & Hove, and he works as an in-house sound engineer for the world famous Glyndebourne Opera House, which is visible nearby from the Millpost. Jack also continues to perform and work as a folk musician, releasing music, and teaching. He has assisted scholars on several archiving and research matters surrounding various aspects of traditional music, and has been awarded a BA in Folk & Traditional Music from Newcastle University. Jack has also received qualifications from Access to Music (Level 4 Artist Development), and Brighton City College (Level 3 Filmmaking).