A brand new studio complex has been opened in Beijing by Modern Sky Entertainment – and the independent company has partnered with Stephen Budd Music to bring British producers to China.
The new Modern Sky Studio complex is located in the company’s Beijing headquarters and includes four recording rooms and three control rooms with a total area of nearly 1,000 square metres.
According to the company, the facility uses many of the same systems as some of the world’s most famous studios including Abbey Road, AIR and Capitol Studios.
The collaboration with Stephen Budd Music will give domestic Chinese artists the opportunity to work with international producers.
Stephen Budd Music represents producers, songwriters, mixers, engineers, remixers and programmers from Europe and the USA.
Among the management firm’s roster are Mike Hedges (U2, Dido, Manic Street Preachers), Colin Elliot (Kylie Minogue, Richard Hawley, Paul Weller), James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys, Duffy, Wonderland), Tomasso Colliva (Muse, Franz Ferdinand), Rick Nowels (Madonna, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding) and Hugo Nicholson (Radiohead, Bjork, Beck).
British producers from Stephen Budd Music will join Modern Sky Studio’s recording team consisting of Chen Dong, Wang Haichen and Zang Lu.
Founded by Lihui Shen (pictured) in 1997, Modern Sky Entertainment is a multi-faceted entertainment company, operating across records, publishing, live and video. It includes the largest independent record label in China as well as being promoter of the largest music festivals in the territory under the banner of Strawberry Festivals.
As well as its Beijing headquarters, Modern Sky Entertainment has offices in New York in the US and Liverpool in the UK.
Modern Sky UK is headed by Sound City founder Dave Pichilingi.
“This partnership is the latest example of Modern Sky combining its reputation and influence in China with talent from leading western markets.”
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Stephen Budd said: “We are delighted to be cooperating with an innovative music company like Modern Sky. They have an important influence in China and the international market. I am looking forward to the next step of my work career.”
Dave Pichilingi said “The UK has some of the best music producers in the world, and this partnership between Modern Sky and Stephen Budd Music is the latest example of Modern Sky combining its reputation and influence in China with talent from leading western markets. The collaboration, alongside its label branches in the UK and US, bolsters Modern Sky’s truly international outlook.”
Speaking about the new Modern Sky Studio, Lihui Shen said: “If you look at the studio from a static point, this may not seem like a rational investment. But, looking to the future, we see this as the most fundamental aspect of the modern entertainment industry. As our lives get faster, it’s important that we remember to slow down and return to the content itself to ensure its quality.”Music Business Worldwide