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DownTown Studios

The oldest surviving big recording studios in Johannesburg

As one of the longest surviving big recording studios in the heart of Johannesburg, DownTown Studios has been offering artists a truly inspirational and openly creative space for decades. After a 2015 makeover, this queen of the local sound scene is once again providing studio time to aspiring and established artists alike; with world-class equipment in a space that is pulsing with history.

But we are not just a studio anymore, our revamp has seen the newly renamed DownTown Music Hub develop into a fully-fledged music community centre designed to form the new backbone of our industry.

Besides recording services, the DTMH is now a platform for workshops and industry events to help today’s music entrepreneurs connect and collaborate as they craft the next generation of sounds. And because part of our role is also about preserving our musical heritage, we’re also home to a public museum that will host a permanent exhibition entitled: “A Glimpse of South African Music”.

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