Why London is the best place in the world to record music
Most people know that London is a musical city.
This is one the reasons why we have a special relationship with it and its music scene.
London has been the home of remarkable artists, from the 1930’s to 1960’s, going trhough many the top rock artists of the 70’s and 80’s, and in more recent days lots of wonderful artists such as Amy Winehouse.
The studios, the tradition.
One of the most emblematic icons of London are the Abbey Road Studios.
It opened in 1931 with several different sized studios to accommodate the different kinds of music that were being recorded at that time: orchestra, string quartets, choral works and instrumental soloists and singers.
The famous artists who have recorded at Abbey Road include violinist Yehudi Menuhin, rocker Cliff Richard, Shirley Bassey, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, Queen, the Spice Girls and Radiohead, to name a few.
And… of course: The Beatles.
These give everyone a nice vibe, with a great variety of history to get into the best mood to record.
Going back even a bit further, 140 years, the Royal College of Music has been fueling London’s musical ecosystem and developing it’s status as a world capital for music.
The prestigious conservatory program has been in business since 1882 and has produced some of the world's most reknowned composers, conducters, singers, and instrumentalists in history.
The Royal College of Music Museum contains more than 25,000 musical treasures, including the earliest known guitar, the earliest stringed keyboard instrument and the most recognised portraits of Joseph Haydn and Farinelli.
You can access many of their treasures online thanks to an exciting programme of digitisation.
Those are just a small part of London's giant musical history.
If you like London as we do let us know!
We are always there recording in the studio.
Check this special link of a interesting news story about how is to record in London that was aired by Italian TV network TG1.
We are glad to see our session televised in Italy!
Click here to watch it!