Spotify’s Noteable Studios opens its doors to BIMM students

1 June, 2022

BIMM Institute’s partnership with Spotify continues as they open the doors of their Noteable Studios in Metropolis to our students every month.

Spotify are kindly giving students access to their space in the renowned and well-loved Metropolis Studios on the last Thursday and Friday of each month. The studio is equipped with the best industry-standard equipment, including Fender and Gibson guitars and basses, an upright piano, a Pro Tools HD rig, a large choice of high-quality microphones
and some of the best hardware money can buy.

We went along to the first BIMM session at Noteable Studios with artist James Casper and guitarist Arthur Boyd as they recorded a single for an upcoming project. James studies Music Production with us in London and jumped at the opportunity to get into the studio:

“It’s sick. I’m grateful to Spotify and BIMM for letting us use this space. I’m an artist-producer, so I make music for myself and for other people – that’s what I want to be doing full-time, so this is a great opportunity and step towards that.”

James has production credit for various styles and sounds, including hyperpop, indie and sad pop, whilst his own music takes influence from The Internet and Steve Lacy.

Lee Avant, a talent advisor from BIMM’s Talent Match, dedicates himself to finding our students paid work and opportunities: “Talent Match are working closely with the music production course leaders to present this opportunity. We want students keen to get into the studio and make the most of their degrees. I will be there with the students as a Talent Match representative and an experienced mixing engineer, offering my help to the students as they need it.”

If you’re a student looking to apply for your place, please feel free to email Lee directly – [email protected].

More about Spotify’s Noteable Studios and Metropolis

Spotify’s Noteable Studios is located within the world-famous Metropolis Studios in West London. The studio consists of four floors, five recording and mixing studios, and four production rooms. The design engineers have placed obtuse angles in the studios to refract sound, making it the perfect recording environment.

The famous Studio B was used as the London mixing studio for Mark Ronson when he produced the Back to Black album for Amy Winehouse. The studios have also been used by Queen, Michael Jackson, U2, Lady Gaga, Adele, Rihanna and Lauryn Hill.

In summer 2021, Metropolis Studios launched their 3D audio studio for mixing in all spatial formats. It is currently the highest resolution Dolby Atmos studio in the UK. The studio is designed to be as versatile as possible to accommodate as many different workflows as possible, including real-time immersive mixing of live streams.

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