South Lanes Studios - Mission Expand!

by [email protected] in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 8th February 2021 we successfully raised £1,956 with 43 supporters in 83 days

Our aim is to find the right sound for you. Now, it's time to expand. We need your help to do more of what we love and share our creativity.

by [email protected] in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

About Us.

South Lanes Studios is an independently run music studio, co-founded by Luke May, Meg Carnie and Sam Clines in November 2019. After achieving BBC Radio 1 plays, Sony Music collaborations and so much more, the three budding creative entrepreneurs have honed their ‘Rehearse. Record. Release.’ strategy and are proud to provide the highest quality product at competitive prices across the vibrant city of Brighton. We now ask you to help us in our quest to build a vision, expand the studio and increase opportunities for musicians across Sussex as well as through education.


On 1st February 2020, South Lanes Studios opened doors to a brand new recording/ rehearsal studio, but due to the beginning of the pandemic period, we were forced to shut, no little more than a month later; not the best way to kickstart a budding business! However, like most things, there is always a silver lining; this one is an unusual scenario where we could further plan and even reassess our business strategy, based on just our first month of opening. After the lockdown period, we re-opened in mid-June and by July our bookings began to climb through the roof, not to mention with the help of our Covid Discount Scheme; which included half-price rehearsals and recording as well as the occasional free tracking day for bands and artists who have helped us along the way. This was our way to not only get clients in the studio again, but to rebuild faith in the music sector and to give bands and artists an affordable and professional facility to utilise, especially those who have faced a loss of income. So you may be asking, why should I invest if the business is doing so well? Well… now it's time to expand!


Mission EXPAND!

We are now faced with having to turn clients away but fortunately, a brand new space has become available to us. The space consists of two large rooms, which we would like to convert into a new control suite and live room. Along with this, we will also be keeping our current two rooms, one as a rehearsal space and the other as a songwriting/production suite. As the building work will cost a considerable amount when built to a professional soundproofed standard, we will be investing the money raised from this Crowdfunder into the building conversion of the two new rooms and equipment. As well as facilitating local bands and artists, one of our main aims is to open our facilities to education systems, as having all been in higher education ourselves, we appreciate the value of having brilliant facilities to hand. Plans have already been discussed with notable Universities in the area, to give students experience in their professions as they enter the big wide world of the music industry.


We Need You.

So, why are we Crowdfunding? Simply put, to grow our community, create more opportunities, to enrich and enhance Brighton’s music culture. South Lanes Studios aim to find the right sound for you; focusing on the artist from the moment they walk in for a rehearsal, to their recording, mix and master... not forgetting their release strategy and campaign plans. Both individually and as a team, we are sociable and professional people, aiming to make everyone feel welcome and safe at our studio upon every visit. We pride ourselves to be hardworking, responsible and personable people. 

Thank you for helping us achieve our vision, we can't wait to document this journey with you and your support!

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£100 or more

REHEARSE - 12 Hours for price of 10!

The best rehearsal discount yet! Purchase 12 hours worth of rehearsal time for the price of 10 hours! Better still, this is priced at our student rate of £10 per hour and available for all to purchase! This is a great birthday or Christmas present idea for friends and family living in Brighton. Feeling generous? Claim this reward as many times as you like. Maybe one for you and one for a friend; there's no limited availability.

£25 or more

2 of 10 claimed

RELEASE - Artist Development Consultancy

Do you have your single/EP/album ready to roll? Our Artist Development Consultancies focus on building your artist profile using DIY methods and strategies to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be! Offering 1-2-1 services for startups/new and existing artists. Full services can be found on our website or via our Instagram page @SouthLanesStudios

£80 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Mix and Master (1 Song)

Luke May and Sam Clines are professional songwriters and producers, working the likes of Sony Extreme, BBC Radio and ITV. If you have all the stems recorded and ready, our guys can professionally mix and master your tracks wherever in the world you are located! This is a remote reward we can offer to every creative. All we need from you are 2-3 reference tracks and we're good to go!

£80 or more

0 of 5 claimed

8 Hour Access in our Songwriting/Production Suite

Calling all producers and songwriters! Get cosy and creative in our dedicated space, totally designed with you in mind. Our Songwriting/Production Suite is ideal for freelance producers looking for a new productive space as well as songwriters looking for a hub to write new music and get involved in collaborations. Microphones included and available on request. Find our equipment list at

£299 or more

1 of 8 claimed

RECORD - Single Production Deal

Be one of the first to record your single in our brand-spanking-new music studio! With our Single Production Deal, you will work closely with one of our in-house engineers, who aim to find the right sound for you. Session includes 2 x 8 hour days, plus a mix and master (each with up to 3 revisions!). If you're eager to get your single recorded earlier than our opening date, send us an email, come and record in our cosy current space.

£999 or more

0 of 3 claimed

EP Deal (Up to 4 Tracks)

This reward is ideal for bands looking to release their EP; alternatively, it's the most cost effective package to record your next batch of singles. Each track fully mixed and mastered works out to be just £249.75! Only three of these beauties available, so jump on it.

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