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    AIR Studios In London Sold

    Richard Boote, owner and managing director of Strongroom recording studios today announces the purchase of AIR Studios, the world class recording facilities established and chaired by legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, from Chrysalis Group PLC and Pioneer GB Limited.


    Artists who have recently recorded in AIR's music studios include Coldplay, U2, Robbie Williams, Blackeyed Peas, George Michael and Sir Paul McCartney.


    Sir George Martin established AIR Studios in Central London in 1969, relocating to Lyndhurst Hall in 1991. He is perhaps most famous for signing The Beatles to EMI and producing every record they made until they disbanded in 1970.The multi-million pound purchase of the AIR Studios premises, a converted Victorian church in Hampstead, London, England, is backed by Lloyds TSB Corporate.


    Sir George Martin CBE, founder and chairman of AIR Studios, says: "AIR Studios has been in existence for nearly forty years, during which time we've recorded some of the finest artists in the world and most of the memorable film scores. What I love about AIR is that as well as being a great studio it has a well deserved reputation for friendliness and efficiency. People who record here always want to come back. I am very happy that we are now associated with Strongroom, a company that shares our ideals and our dedication to recording high quality music. I am confident that Richard will continue to promote and develop AIR as a world-class recording facility."


    Richard Boote, owner and managing director of Strongroom, says: "I believe that bringing Strongroom and Air together will not only ensure the survival of two of the greatest recording facilities in Europe, but also enhance the offerings of both studios. Clients will benefit from an expanded and more varied pool of technological knowledge and experience, a wider choice of studios and access to a much broader range of state of the art audio and video post-production facilities."


    Richard plans to keep both businesses running as they exist today, maintaining their structures, identities and areas of specialisation. In the longer term clients of both studios - in industries ranging from music, film, broadcast and advertising to games and new media - will benefit from an even richer offering of music and post-production services at a broader range of price points. For example, AIR's post clients will have access to packages including Strongroom's Off-Line and On-Line HD video post facilities (enabling the group to offer a complete service of video post, audio post and sound track production) whilst Strongroom's clients will be able to use AIR's matchless Lyndhurst Hall studio for orchestral and large scale acoustic recordings.


    Recent film scores recorded at AIR studios include: Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Pride and Prejudice (for which Mario Marianelli's score has just been nominated for an Oscar). Forthcoming films include The Da Vinci Code and the next Dreamworks animation Over The Hedge.


    Richard Boote set up Strongroom, a complex of recording studios and post production facilities in Shoreditch, East London, in 1984. Artists such as Feeder, The Prodigy, Sugababes, Goldfrapp, The Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, The Thrills and Razorlight have recently recorded and mixed at Strongroom.


    Source: http://biz.yahoo.com

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