As a service to our global roster of songwriters and artists, Universal Music Publishing Group maintains writers rooms and multiple state-of-the-art recording studios in Los Angeles, New York, London, Nashville, and Sydney.
UMPG’s worldwide headquarters in Santa Monica is home to a state-of-the-art recording studio. Since its opening, the studio has been a creative hub for some of the company’s most talented songwriters, artists and producers.
The studios in our Los Angeles world headquarters have been designed to inspire creativity with an atmosphere of comfort and the latest in digital recording technology. Some features include a spacious mix room equipped with Augspurger speakers and Meyer Sound subwoofers; a Piano ISO booth with Yamaha concert series upgraded action; an expansive live room with superior sound; and a Gretsch house drum kit. In addition to superlative technical elements, the studio is furnished with various amenities, including a private entrance for unloading equipment; and a lounge set up for relaxation and privacy.
UMPG's New York office features a number of professional quality writer rooms that are available exclusively to our writers. Each room has unique characteristics, depending on the type of project. Whether it’s a producer working on a new beat, singer-songwriters penning the next big hit, or full on audio tracking, the writer studios of UMPG's New York office have the latest technology to make it all happen. Also featured is a fully-equipped and stylish showcase stage, complete with a P.A. system, instruments and recording capability.
Our London office has two studios available to UMPG writers at our complex in Fulham Broadway. Studio 1 is fully equipped with Pro tools HD Native 10, Logic Pro 9, AKG C12 and Avalon 737 Valve Vocal Chain, a well sized vocal booth and a separate live room suitable for recording drums. The studio has a good selection of microphones and various instruments including an upright acoustic piano. Studio 2 is our writing room, which has a good writing setup with Pro Tools 10 and Logic Pro 9. Artists who have worked in these studios include: Adele, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Eliza Doolittle, Example, Kylie Minogue, Lisa Marie Presley, Little Boots, Natalie Imbruglia, Paloma Faith, Richard Hawley, Rihanna, Roni Size, Sophie Ellis-Bexter, The Saturdays, Tim Rice, Wretch 32 and many more.
UMPG Nashville studio is a professional recording studio serving the company’s songwriters for demo purposes. Since opening in 1996, writers such as Hunter Hayes, Nathan Chapman, Rivers Rutherford, Troy Verges, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Anthony Smith, Craig Wiseman, and Marty Stuart have recorded here. Many songs that were brought to life in UMPG Nashville’s studio have gone on to be some of country music’s biggest hits.