Dictionary: – Musoplex (aka the ‘plex)
Birmingham’s brightest collective of music-centric professionals working under one roof in Oldbury.
Musoplex is home to: –
Framework Studios – headed up by Si Reeves this legendary studio works across the board – in the last 2 months alone we have recorded everything from acoustic songs for a West End show to the new Police Bastard EP for UK and US release soon and everything in between from tribute bands to mayhem metal from Frozen Theory and indie-disco from Discotheque Wreck. Lee Phillips – Corner Studios, Wolverhampton, is also on our Producer roster.
Rehearsal Rooms – we have 4 – they all work, they are much used cos they are only £9 per hour.
Raven: Record Label – housed in the small office at the front Andy works on finding quality bands (usually by sticking his head out the door and listening to whoever is in) and we record them and release them. Only a year old and 5 releases in but it does get easier as it goes along. March 1st sees the release of a 3 version single – Your Silence – from Discotheque Wreck to be followed by the EP later in March. Pre-orders alone have already made the Top 10 for Indiestore downloads and the songs go live on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc on March 1st. The band tour the UK to promote the single and EP soon – see www.discothequewreck.co.uk
Photography – The ‘plex has it’s own photo / video studio too – and 3 photographers to choose from. The last few weeks have seen shoots for The Ganders, Butterfly Fan the Inferno, Planet Rock and more. Competitive to completely creative – you choose what you want from us and we deliver.
Promotion – we have just secured a much-needed local venue for live gig promotion – watch this space.
Videography – We work very closely with Pete of Abstract Reaction. His 4 camera live videos are stunning, his visual creativity beyond compare. Pete is just back from a European tour making a band documentary as well as accompanying Dufus on mush of their UK tour. We are now looking forward to making the first of a series of interview videos. Pete is also a superb Wolves Uni grad photographer.
Learning and Development – Katie Southall (radio presenter Katy Jay) helps us to keep on top of learning and development projects – currently running the excellent Sound It Out project. Katie is also a superb photographer.
We have links to management teams, get our bands radio play and generally help in any way we can.
The ‘plex Team.
Si Reeves – Studio, Head Producer
Andy Ward – Studio, Photography, label, business
Katie Southall – Learning and Development, Photography
Pete Rhead – Videography and photography
Lee Phillips – Producer
Junction 2, M5 – Oldbury
mail at musoplex.com