A state of the art music studio facility has been opened in Beijing by Modern Sky Entertainment, with the independent company teaming up with Stephen Budd Music to bring talented UK producers to China.
The new Modern Sky Studio complex is based in the firm's Beijing HQ and includes four recording rooms and three control rooms with a total area of almost 1,000 square metres. It also comes complete with an impressive spec list, including the first AMS Neve 88RS mixing console to be used in the country.
Furthermore, the company will work with Stephen Budd Music to offer domestic Chinese artists the chance to work with producers from all over the world. Stephen Budd Music represents a raft of revered producers, songwriters, mixers, engineers, remixers and programmers from Europe and the US, alongside a selection of the best up-and-coming creative studio and writing talent.
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), Hugo Nicholson (Radiohead, Bjork, Beck) and many more.British producers from Stephen Budd Music will join Modern Sky Studio’s experienced recording team consisting of Chen Dong, Wang Haichen and Zang Lu.
Founded by Lihui Shen in 1997, Modern Sky Entertainment is a multi-faceted entertainment company, operating across records, publishing, live and video. It is 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.
In addition to its Beijing HQ, Modern Sky Entertainment has offices in New York and Liverpool in the UK. Modern Sky UK is headed by Sound City founder Dave Pichilingi.
Budd commented: “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."
Pichilingi added: “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.”
Commenting on 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.”