Leading audiobook producer Audible has opened a new studio space in Paris’s 9th arrondissement, furthering its investment in French-language audio content.
On September 27, Audible founder and CEO Don Katz joined Audible France country manager Constanze Stypula to officially open the studio, hosting a variety of guests including government officials, artists and the media to celebrate the milestone.
“Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language, a founding vision that seems tailor-made for a language as mellifluous as French,’’ said Don Katz. ‘’We are thrilled to be stepping up our focus in France and on behalf of French listeners, authors and actors, and this beautiful new studio is a momentous step forward in support of a culturally relevant and distinctive Audible service in France.”
“The inauguration of the Paris Audible studios is a new step in Audible’s commitment in the creation and dissemination of culture in France, and we are very proud of it. This structure will allow us to further develop content creation, which had become necessary considering our growth and our ambitions for the years to come,” explained Stypula.
The new state-of-the-art studio space is home to a multi-cast recording studio and multiple recording booths for podcast recording or solo narration.
In the past three years, Audible has invested nearly 10 million Euro in the creation of French-language audio content. The company currently creates more than 500 French titles per year, including numerous Audible Originals in a variety of genres.