Warner Music Spain and Warner Chappell Music unveil “The Music Station”
Warner Music Spain and Warner Chappell Music have unveiled The Music Station, their new creative hub in Madrid. Featuring first-class recording studios, the facility aims to satisfy the creative and technical needs of the company and its partners.
The inaugural event held in the space saw a performance by artist and producer Alizzz and DJ sets by Mario Vaquerizo and DJ Nano. In addition to recording spaces, facilities include a theater, nightclub, Hall of Music Fame museum, and restaurant.
Guillermo González, President of Warner Music Iberia, said, “The Music Station is the embodiment of our Artist First philosophy. We give our talents an inspiring space and change the way we meet, interact, produce and promote music. It will be a new cultural center for Madrid that will benefit not only us, but the entire creative community.
Santiago Menéndez-Pidal, President of Warner Chappell Music, Southern Europe, added: “This is a historic moment for Warner Chappell Music Spain. We are delighted to move into a space built around the needs of our songwriters and hope they will make it their second home.
Recorded Music CEO for Warner Music Group, Max Lousada said, “I’m so proud of everything Guillermo, Santi and the Madrid team have achieved with The Music Station. It took a lot of work, but they created a space that brings to life our vision of what a modern record label should be.
He continued, “It puts the artist at the center of everything from rehearsal rooms to the recording studio, from the content creation center to the concert hall. They moved from the outdated model of a desk and came up with something that really puts creation and collaboration at its very core.
Containing four independent spaces, The Music Station consists of a rightmost tower housing its recording studios, rehearsal rooms, composition rooms and meeting rooms. The central building houses a theater to host live musical events and a new nightclub, Carola Morena. Finally, the left tower contains The Music Station’s Hall of Fame music museum and restaurant.
The space consists of over 10,000 square meters and will be open 24 hours a day, using a mobile app to book, enter the facility and organize the visitor experience. Located in the former Madrid North Station, The Music Station project involved restoring an emblematic building in the Spanish capital. Originally built in 1861, it stood empty for almost forty years before its restoration.