(CMR) Ironshore Studios, a state-of-the-art recording facility creating world-class music in the Cayman Islands, had its official launch on Tuesday evening, 31 January.
Ironshore Studios is expected to play an essential role in nurturing and growing Cayman's musical talent, helping preserve Cayman's culture.
It was launched by the Ironshore Group, which Jacob Olde and Nathan McLean co-founded. The duo has combined their finance and music backgrounds to build this platform for the local industry.
Minister of Youth, Sports, Culture & Heritage, Hon. Bernie Bush said the launch of Ironshore Studios is an initiative that would benefit the community.
“Ironshore Studios has been created to provide local musicians and producers access to world-class technology, equipment, and expertise right here in the Cayman Islands. This studio will provide state-of-the-art equipment and will allow existing and new and up-and-coming artists a place to produce music whose quality stands up to the global competition,” Mr. Bush said.
He said the launch is exciting news for musicians at a time when the Cayman Islands government is examining copyright laws.
Minister of Tourism Kenneth Bryan said the studio would attract some of the best in the world to the Cayman Islands. He also stated that it was a huge benefit to local artists who had to travel abroad to record before.
“For too long, our Caymanian artist had to travel overseas and deal with the expenses of hotels, flights, etc. Now they can do this right at home,” he said.
People attending the official launch on Tuesday were also given a tour of the world-class facility.
CEO of Ironshore Studios Nathan McLean stated, “Our goals are to really help preserve and promote Caymanian culture and to help aspiring young musicians develop.”
Ironshore Studios is now available for bookings, with recording booths, studio gear, private and shared spaces, and a professional team of studio managers and engineers.