The Music Station, the next stop for pop stars

Madrid is one of the world capitals of music, both for its concert offerings and for the variety and number of artists who carry out their work in the many spaces dedicated to creation.

The Music Station, the next stop for pop stars

Madrid is one of the world capitals of music, both for its concert offerings and for the variety and number of artists who carry out their work in the many spaces dedicated to creation. But from now on it is even more so because a unique space in the world has just been inaugurated, since there is nothing like it anywhere else. It is The Music Station, a creative space (or 'hub', as the moderns say), aimed at artists, composers, producers, managers and the sector in general, which is located in the old Estación del Norte de Príncipe Pío.

This new space of more than 10,000 square meters is designed to meet the creative and technical needs of the musicians, composers, employees and partners of the Warner Music Spain company, but the plan is to open it up to all kinds of artists in the future .

The building will remain open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and its users will use a mobile application to enter the facilities and enjoy the experience, which aims to turn The Music Station into another tool to enhance inspiration and the great ideas that have an impact on the world of music on a national and international scale.

The 'hub' has first-class recording studios equipped with the latest technology and Dolby Atmos surround sound, and the artists will have technicians in each studio, who can book through the app. The facilities will house four different and independent spaces, with the tower on the right dedicated to the recording studios and a co-working space for the company's employees, rehearsal rooms; video and photography sets; composition rooms, call booths, and creative and meeting spaces. The central building will house a theater, which Warner Music Spain will use to organize concerts and events with a special focus on live music. It will have capacity for up to 1,000 people in the theater and up to 2,000 for concerts, and this part of the building will also house the Carola Morena nightclub. The left tower is where the Hall of Fame, The Music Station's music museum and restaurant, will be located.

After the inauguration of this new space, the Príncipe Pío Metro station has added the legend 'The Music Station' to its name for a few days, so that users of the Madrid underground who have circulated on lines 6 and 10 stopping there, they got off at The Music Station-Príncipe Pío. In gratitude, Warner Music has wished to make its particular nod to Metro de Madrid by replicating the aesthetics of the so-called Chamberí ghost station in one of the interior spaces of the building, with its iconic white and green tiles next to the mythical advertising posters, as well as Metro's own signage.

“I am very proud of everything that the Madrid team has achieved with The Music Station”, says Max Lousada, CEO of the Recorded Music area of ​​Warner Music Spain. “It has been a very demanding job, but they have managed to create a space that shapes our vision of what a modern record company should look like. It places the artist at the center of everything from rehearsal rooms to recording studios; from the content creation hub to the live music venue. They have left behind the old office model to create something that really puts collaboration and creation at the center.”

According to Guillermo González, president of Warner Music Iberia, «there are many ways to get to culture and now we have more at hand than ever to do it by metro. This new cultural center in Madrid will benefit not only our company but the entire creative community."


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