Recording studio: £ 20,000 facelift completed in time for new academic term
Beatsabar Music Project, in Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, received £ 20,000 from the Social Enterprise Support Fund (SESF) and the National Lottery Community Fund for the site renovation which equipped an additional recording studio.
The project said the move responds to increased demand for both alternative education offers for students at risk of exclusion and tailor-made music production workshops.
As a result, a rehearsal room for the project based at the Newhampton Art Center was converted into a second recording studio. During containment, the main studio was given a facelift and new equipment was purchased to improve sound recording activities.
The remaining rehearsal room was and the reception areas were also given a makeover in time for the start of the school year.
Studio Director and Co-Founder John Paul said: “The team has been very busy over the past eight months cleaning up unwanted studio items and renovating studios and rehearsal rooms to ensure that it is in perfect condition at the moment we are able to invite the community to start using it again.
“Our proudest moment was having the new mixer in the main studio and hearing the incredible improvement it will now bring to our professional recordings.”
“Studio 2 is also great and is the perfect place for a youngster to learn about the process of creating music. Education providers and youth advocacy groups who are interested in hearing about our alternative education programs or our support for music businesses, you can contact me by email: [email protected] » .
“The Beatsabar Music Project is grateful for the financial donations that have been made because without the support of the SESF Fund or Wolverhampton Council we would not have been able to complete the upgrade work.”
The money was part of £ 40,000 in funding for the project which was at risk of shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The remaining funds were used to organize online music technology workshops and classes for schools and youth groups during times of lockdown.
More details on the project are available on beatsabar.com or by phone on 01902 423826.