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!
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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