Universal Music Acquires Nashville's House of Blues Studio for $four.three Million

Universal Music Group has added one other prestigious studio to its umbrella of properties.

UMG bought the House of Blues recording studio in Berry Hill final November for an estimated $4.3 million.

Other well-known studios underneath the UMG umbrella now embody London’s Abbey Road Studio and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

The studio was beforehand often called East Iris Studios and named for its location in Nashville. House of Blues purchased the Berry Hill location in 2009.

The studio complicated options eight buildings and 5 industrial recording studios. Studio D was moved in its entirety from Memphis to Nashville.

A Universal Music spokesperson says that the music label has plans to renovate and modernize the area “whereas remaining respectful of its legendary and iconic standing in Nashville’s music scene.”

UMG says extra particulars about their plans for the studio will probably be launched within the close to future.

With the acquisition, Universal Music Group artists and producers will now have entry to probably the most well-known studios in Nashville.

The Nashville recording scene has dwindled in the previous couple of years.  Artists and producers have trended towards residence studios, that are extra inexpensive.

The Nashville authorities has labored to assist the waning trade get better by providing a brand new incentive for studios to tackle new tasks.  The new initiative consists of refunds of as much as 25% of a studio’s bills for scoring tasks.

Abbey Road in London was worthwhile final 12 months due to scoring motion pictures, television exhibits, and commercials after UMG’s renovation.

Some of essentially the most well-known albums produced on the House of Blues location embody:

  • Kacey Musgrave, Golden Hour
  • Ke$ha, Rainbow
  • Robert Plant, Band of Joy
  • Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, The Traveling Kind

Along with the well-known studio, UMG additionally bought a constructing at 514 E. Iris Drive.  That’s a cutesy home adjoining to the studio, and maybe an incredible place for artists, producers, and different collaborators to loosen up and fireplace up some artistic juices.