YouTube Music officially open brand new studio at The BRIT School, Croydon for emerging creative talent03 December 2019 - Press release
State-of-the-art video production facility funded through YouTube Music's partnership with The BRIT Awards 2019 in conjunction with The BRIT Trust
Leading music industry charity, The BRIT Trust, and YouTube Music opened the brand newYouTube Music Studio facility at the BRIT School to help young and emerging artists, producers and filmmakers share their talents with the world through video.
Created with support from YouTube Music, the YouTube Music Studio at The BRIT School will help foster the growing talent of young London creatives and make them industry-ready using state-of-the-art equipment.
The Studio contains the latest in high tech Blackmagic Studio gear including 4K compatible URSA Studio Cameras with fibre-optic cabling. The cameras are all equipped with slip-on/slip-off auto-cue capabilities connected to a fully integrated computer system located in the upstairs gallery. The lighting grid includes the latest in LED technology with fully DMX controlled soft lighting coupling up with traditional Arri Pups and a spotlight for pin-pointing the talent. Upstairs in the gallery there are five stations along the front desk, which includes a Lighting Operator, Vision Mixer, Director, Camera Technician and Sound Technician. These systems work through the Blackmagic systems which means it is fully integrated with the Studio Space. The Gallery is also home to two MacMini's one for teaching capabilities and one dedicated to streaming.
This announcement builds on the partnership between YouTube Music and the BRIT Awards – which raises funds for The BRIT Trust, with YouTube Music being the Official Digital Music Partner of the BRITs 2019 and with YouTube the show's international livestream partner.
At the opening, Dia Buszman, a 17 year old music student performed her original music whilst Film and Media Production students showcased their production skills using the brand new facilities in the gallery and studio.
Cécile Frot-Coutaz, Head Of YouTube for Europe, Middle East and Africa said, "At YouTube, we believe in the importance of the world hearing from diverse voices and are committed to helping young artists get started and thrive on the platform. We are delighted to continue our partnership with The BRIT School as part of our broader programme to support the next generation of British talent."
Stuart Worden, BRIT School Principal, commented: "The BRIT School is a centre for creative content and we are delighted to now have a top facility for all the artists to access and to collaborate across art forms."
The BRIT Trust, which is funded largely by proceeds raised through the annual BRIT Awards, exists to promote education and wellbeing through music, and to date has distributed over £25 million to a range of progressive causes and charities, including The BRIT School, East London Arts and Music (ELAM) and music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.