Posted on: June 30, 2022 Posted by: Winter Auto Comments: 0

If you saw any live-streamed DJ acts from Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester this weekend, it’s likely you saw the work of  students and faculty from Middle Tennessee State University’s College of Media and Entertainment.

Emmy-winning producer Tom Steel, who is working at Bonnaroo for Los Angeles-based Fortress Productions, teamed up with MTSU representatives to capture performances for Hulu, one of the world’s largest streaming services.

Middle Tennessee News journalist Lily Manyara, left, a junior in music business from Richmond, Va., interviews Emmy-winning producer Tom Steel on Sunday, June 19, about his experience working with MTSU College of Media and Entertainment students to provide streaming of performances for Hulu during this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.

Steel said he’s been impressed by what he’s seen from MTSU students at The Farm.

“This is really cool what y’all are doing,” Steel said Sunday, the last day of the 2022 festival. “Big hats off to MTSU.

“You guys are moving the needle, in my opinion, by giving students first-hand experience, in real life. This is where it happens. I mean, classrooms are amazing, where you build a foundation. But to be able put it into action, this is where it’s at.”