The way forward for Baggpipe Studios, the Stockholm-based studio that after hosted The Beatles and have become the unofficial birthplace for ABBA within the early Nineteen Seventies, is going through a brighter future.
For a number of years, the destiny of the studio’s future, which was established in 1969, has been in limbo.
In 2019, property builders mentioned Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! to the land Baggpipe Studios stood on, with plans drawn as much as substitute it with a seven story house constructing.
The studio despatched out an S.O.S., and now, town of Stockholm has answered.
The municipality has determined to cease the method as a result of “historical and cultural values in the building and its technical prominence as one of the highest valued studios for analog recording in the world,” Baggpipe says in a press launch.
The determination was made on December 20, however has solely simply been publicly introduced.
Baggpipe calls its HQ a “sister studio of Abbey Road,” and was constructed as an acoustic copy of the famed London studio, which was acquired by Universal Music Group as a part of its EMI Music takeover in 2012.
Baggpipe is the place ABBA made their early recordings, and different artists who have labored there embrace Roxette, One Direction, Lady Gaga, Swedish House Mafia, Wyclef Jean and Beyoncé, to call just some.
According to Bagpipe, 5 Billboard No.1 songs have been produced there.
The studio’s web site additionally provides that the house was initially constructed as a 460-seat film theatre known as ”Kaza” in 1939 and was changed into a studio in 1969.
“we are able to keep contributing to the development of Swedish culture and not least keep strengthening the international image of Sweden as a true music nation.”
Mikael Gordon Solfors, Baggpipe Studios
Mikael Gordon Solfors, Chairman of the Board of Baggpipe Studios, mentioned: “We cannot enough show our gratitude and happiness that the decision makers in Stockholm municipality understands the value of the facility that we use and the thousands of work opportunities that we provide worldwide.
“And that apart from the purely cultural values, the unique recording technolgy and history that lives in these walls. Without this place we would not still be producing relevant world hits on a daily basis.
“Now we are able to keep contributing to the development of Swedish culture and not least keep strengthening the international image of Sweden as a true music nation.
In 2017, Abbey Road signed a major licensing deal with China-based streaming service developer Tencent Music.
At the time, the two companies also announced a plan to design, build and develop Abbey Road Studios China, a state-of-the-art recording and mastering facility, but no further plans for the development have been announced.
Last year, Abbey Road Studios acquired Audiomovers, a remote production and music collaboration technology start-up.
“We send our heartfelt regards to everyone that has supported us over the years.”Music Business Worldwide