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COVID-19 UPDATE

THIS PAGE IS UPDATED REGULARLY: Update 4.1: 11 January 2021, 09:00 (for review on Friday 22nd January): Many on-site services are temporarily on hold. As the situation changes, this page will continue to be updated. These status buttons give you a quick insight into which services are available and any limitations. We have multiple isolated …

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Virtual Studio

Virtual Studio

NEW FOR 2021! Find your favourite chair, mug of coffee and plug in your headphones. With one click of a link that we’ll send you on the morning of your session, you’ll immediately be able to hear, in studio quality, with near zero latency, the sound straight off our desk and be able to interact …

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Building a Firm Foundation

    Know who you are       Have a think about your sound – dig around… get to know it really well. If you’re keen to get your song released, consider which music playlists you want your project to be heard on. Define and hone your image. Nail your brand. Look at your …

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Financing a Recording

Having recorded well over a thousand projects, we’ve seen them funded in a whole host of ways. We hope these tips (not detailed financial advice) help you feel that you’re not on your own and it’s possible to fund your project from a range of sources: Sponsorship / Investor There are two types of sponsorship …

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Enjoying Your Recording Session

People really enjoy recording with us here at Crown Lane Studio. We’re a friendly, approachable team who care about you and your project. Here are our top tips for a great session: Encourage each other  It’s incredibly daunting if you’ve not recorded before – agree decisions, settle criticisms and act on all the suggestions said …

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Creating the Killer Song

There are a few things to consider before hitting record…  Streaming has changed music, will it impact yours?  It’s worth bearing in mind that you won’t earn a penny until someone listens beyond 30 seconds. Have a listen to commercial pop and you’ll hear the abrupt start to songs and the race to the chorus. …

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Drum kit, piano and microphones set up in a studio

Great Value Rehearsal in Morden

The right environment for rehearsal is crucial – Crown Lane ensures just that, with soundproofed rooms that are acoustically and aesthetically perfect.   Each room has its own character and each will meet your needs slightly differently. All have fresh air circulation and air conditioning. Working backwards from our brand new Room 3: Room 3 …

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Go With the Change…

Musician’s Inspiring Stories from Covid-19 [Part 1] It transpires that this pandemic is brutal and relentless, especially if you’re in any way associated with the music industry. There are very few of us experiencing the Covid-drama without huge detrimental consequences. There are some, who on the surface appear to be doing very well… but a …

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Creative Sessions

Into Music Production? Lockdown got you so far but now need a few pointers using Music Production Software? Hone your skills, learn new techniques and discover shortcuts to production success with our new Creative Sessions Two hours with producer and mix master Pedro De Sousa One to one sessions, or up to three people max £70 …

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Ultimate Recording Package

A silver lining to being in lockdown is that plenty of us have had time to write and create new songs.  We’ve put together a fabulous recording package to get your favourite lockdown song recorded and released…and so much more, in our best value package ever: Consultation with our Executive Producer 1 day recording session …

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