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New 6,000-square-foot studio and event space in Liberty Village latest venture for WIDEawake

WIDEawake Entertainment Group, which in just over the past year has begun managing the soul  singer Sean Jones and purchased legendary hip-hop label Death Row Records is set to open a luxury recording and performing facility in Liberty Village in April.

The new space, WIDEawake Liberty Studios, will encompass 6,000 square feet in all, including a 1,200-square-foot event space/soundstage, music recording studios, editing suites and other facilities for both film and music production.

WIDEawake Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer Robert Thompson-So did not site specific numbers, but said that the company intends to "ramp up basic staff levels to get things going" over the next few months, and expects the site to be a significant employment hub, both directly and through the creative professionals who use the facility.

Thompson-So says the location is of paramount importance to the new venture. "If you spend time in Liberty Village, you see that the growth is just explosive. And the common theme is that every business down here is pushing the creative boundaries." He notes that the neighbourhood is home to both creative industries and the professional services, including entertainment lawyers and managers, who serve them. That makes it a natural home to a facility like one his company plans, he says.

Writer: Edward Keenan
Source: Robert Thompson-So, Vice Chairman and COO, WIDEawake Entertianment Group
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