Warner Music Spain and Warner Chappell Music have cut the ribbon on The Music Station, their new creative hub in Madrid. Aimed at artists, songwriters, producers, managers and the wider creative sector, it is located in the former Príncipe Pio North Station, and places Madrid and Spain at the centre of international music innovation.
This new space consists of more than 10,000 sq-m, and is designed to satisfy the creative and technical needs of the companies’ artists, songwriters, employees and partners. It will house Warner Music Spain, WMG’s local recorded music company, and Warner Chappell Music Spain, the music publishing arm of WMG.
The building will be open 24 hours a day, 365 a year, with visitors using a mobile app to book and enter the facilities and curate their experience.
The Music Station is housed in the former Madrid North Train Station, which was built in 1861. The building was empty for almost four decades, but over the last four years has been completely restored and adapted.
The facilities will host four different, independent spaces: The right tower will be home to recording studios and a co-working space for the companies’ employees – where artists and songwriters can develop their creative and technical processes in the studios – rehearsal rooms, photography and video sets, composition rooms, co-working areas, call booths, creative and meeting rooms.
The hub features first-class recording studios equipped with the latest technology, including Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Artists will have technicians on hand for each studio and will be able to book them through the app.
The central building will house a theatre, which Warner Music Spain will use to host gigs and events, with a focus on live music. It can accommodate up to 1,000 people in a theatre setting and 2,000 people at a standing concert. This part of the building will also be home to Carola Morena, a new nightclub.
The left tower is where The Music Station’s Hall of Fame music museum and restaurant will be located.