Fairmont x Abbey Road Studios announce Center Stage

Fairmont x Abbey Road Studios announce Center Stage

2nd March 2023
We are delighted to announce the creation of Center Stage - an exciting new music programme that supports the talents of tomorrow, pairs emerging and established artists and provides studio time and suite time to foster musical collaboration and mentor the creative process.

Over the next three years, Fairmont and Abbey Road Studios will provide 1000 hours of studio time and 1000 hours of suite time to up-and-coming artists across the globe, while documenting their artistic journeys – from writing and recording to live performances.

The Center Stage programme launched at the Beaufort Bar at The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, in London on 8 February, featuring special performances by Rema and 0207 Def Jam’s rising star, Debbie.
Photos by Phoebe Fox
At the event, we lifted the curtain on the music writing process by sharing a documentary of our first collaboration – including the evolution of a track during a studio session, delving into the meaning behind the song, and where the artists found inspiration. The chronological docuseries begins in The Royal Suite by Gucci at The Savoy, highlighting the way brilliance often strikes in meaningful settings. The artists are then followed to Abbey Road Studios’ Writing Rooms where they shaped their creation with the help and support of their paired mentor and Abbey Road’s world class engineers.

Center Stage is designed to not only identify new musical talent, but also offer tools and initiatives to support emerging artists during the launch and development of their careers. This includes access to Abbey Road Studios' annual Amplify festival – designed to inspire and empower the next generation of creators featuring masterclasses, interactive sessions, workshops, Q&As and live talks with industry leaders who share their knowledge and provide insight into the music business.

Fairmont and the Center Stage artists will also have access to Abbey Road’s modern tracking studios, the Gatehouse and Front Room, which were built for the next generation of music artists, working alongside Abbey Road’s world class engineers.

Center Stage is an incredible program that Fairmont and Abbey Road Studios have put together, and I’m honoured to be included as a performing artist,” said Rema. “Using their power and resources to reach out to young talented artists – not only giving them a platform to access the world with their music, but helping them along the way to shape and refine their sound, their vision, and their community. It’s very inspiring, and I love being a part of it.”

For more information visit www.fairmont.com/centerstage

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