|L-R: Producer Nigel Godrich, Head of the Goldsmiths Music Studios Mikko Gordon, Travis lead singer Fran Healy and Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood at the launch|
A new facility, it is, "designed to be a creative space for research, performance and recording where musicians, both Goldsmiths students and members of the public, can make professional-level recordings using state-of-the-art equipment," according to the Goldsmiths team behind it.
The studio is designed to cement Goldsmiths' reputation in the music industry - alumnus James Blake won the 2013 Mercury Prize and recent graduate Katy B has just earned her first number one album, while historically Goldsmiths has been a springboard for successful musicians, producers and music industry figures, with alumni including Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon and Alex James (Blur), Brian Molko (Placebo), John Cale (Velvet Underground), Rob Da Bank, Kanya King (MOBO Awards founder) and Rob Stringer (Chairman of Sony Music Label Group).
As a new facility, available to the public, the studio is also a little piece in the puzzle for the high street, where Goldsmiths is seeking to bring buildings it owns back into use, having attracted criticism for leaving units empty.
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