With sales of recorded music slipping in recent years, it's good to know that Britain is leading a comeback. One out of every six albums sold around the world was by a British artist.
In London a surprising number of music venues and studios are based in mews properties. Look beyond the areas served by our offices in Hyde Park,South Kensington and Notting Hill and you'll find that many London mews streets are alive with the sound of music.
Hideaway is an award-winning, live music and comedy club in SW16, hidden away in a quiet mews street behind Streatham's busy high road. It seats up to 250 people, offering music from jazz, funk and soul artists.
The North London Music Academy in Pratt Mews, Camden Town, has a mission to teach music to people of all ages. Within its four-storey mews building it supports the work of budding young musicians, aspiring singer/songwriters and rising music stars, while Sonica Studios in Clapham SW4 offers professional sound services, including music scoring and mastering, sound design, dubbing and voiceover production.
The capital has many other examples of musical mews establishments, where live and recorded music is produced and celebrated. If you prefer to turn down the volume, call us at Lurot Brand to explore some stunning mews properties that offer an oasis of calm in some of London's most popular and sought-after areas.
"There is every sign that the recorded sector will return to growth in 2016," said chairman Andy Heath, pointing to the continued success of Adele's album, as well as increased vinyl sales and higher revenues from streaming services.