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

Blue Box Records & First 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, 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


MilliTrax Studio

Studio Pressure Night

First Step Records Website