Pirate Studios want to make professional recording studios accessible at all times on your own terms and they have just gained $20 million in funding to help make it happen.
When you’ve written your tracks, solidified the grooves, and nailed the sounds you’re going for it’s time to get into the studio. This means booking time into a studio that works for you, whoever’s working for you, and any engineers at the studio you’re going to be using. But Pirate Studios want the studio experience to be as simple as dropping in whenever you like and dealing with it yourself.
They have 350 studios in 21 different locations across the UK and New York City in the US where artists can drop in at any time to the 24/7 rehearsal studios fully kitted out with drums, amps, mics, and PAs. Using keycode access artists and musicians can book studio time when they like and gain access with automated recording and livestreaming in all of their studios. It’s like having your own studio on hand whenever you want it. It’s also incredibly affordable, with one of their fully kitted studio rooms available for as cheap as £15 for 3 hours it opens up professional recording to everyone.
Pirate Studios co-founder and CEO, David Borrie said: “When we founded Pirate Studios our dream was to create innovative spaces to support emerging talent. We want to see music thrive and help musicians get their music out to their fans, through whatever route they think is most appropriate. We are building both the physical space to create, as well as the technology to record and share, that puts the power back into the hands of musicians in a period when the digitisation of music continues to radically upset the old order of this industry.
“We are so excited about the next stage of our expansion, which has been made possible by Talis Capital’s big commitment to this project, with the potential to put musicians back at the heart of the music industry. It’s also exciting to see so many new investors come on board with Talis and to help us with the next stage of our journey.”
Talis Capital is a London-based, private venture firm and they invested $20 million in strategic funding to push Pirate Studios to the next stage of its development. Other high profile investors from around the world got involved to back Pirate Studios expansion.
Matus Maar, who manages partner ventures at Talis Capital and is now an executive chairman of Pirate Studios, said: “The music industry has changed fundamentally. Distribution was previously controlled by the major record labels, preventing the majority of artists from sharing their content. Pirate Studios has unpicked that hegemony and is putting the power back in artists’ hands, unlocking a significant and largely untapped market opportunity. We greatly look forward to continuing to partner with David and the team to make this vision a reality.”
Check out all of Pirate Studio’s spaces and book yourself into one if you fancy cheap, easy yet quality recording from www.piratestudios.co.uk.