Some of the greatest music in the world comes from Britain, and British music is still topping the charts today. Richard visits The Premises recording studio, where many world-famous artists have made music.
From hip hop to jazz… From dance to the blues: it’s music, and there’s a style for everyone. Some of the greatest music in the world comes from Britain, and British music is still topping the charts today.
The Premises recording studios are big players in the music industry. Everyone from Lana del Rey to the Arctic Monkeys come here. Let’s find out more.
If you’ve heard of them, they’ve probably played here. The Premises has been one of London’s most popular studios for over 25 years. It has space for rehearsing, recording and mixing some of the best music in the world.
Viv Broughton is the studio boss.
Richard: Viv, tell me about The Premises.
Viv: Well, The Premises is a complex of recording studios and I don’t really think there’s anything quite like it anywhere in the country. It's a mixture of rehearsal studios, recording studios, a lively café, storage facilities, so it's a really busy place. Hundreds of people passing through all the time.
Richard: What sort of artists come here?
Viv: Oh, a mixture of people. I mean, we've been going for 26 years so almost everybody you can think of has passed through the doors one way or another, so I think in the last couple of years people like Rihanna and Adele and Lana Del Rey. Last month we had Ronnie Wood in from the Rolling Stones, so it's quite a mixture of people.
Richard: What is it about Britain that creates such musical talent?
Viv: Ah, that's a good question. It's a bit of a mystery but there just must be something in the water or in the air. Britain produces just so many amazing bands, from The Beatles and the Rolling Stones onwards and it's a melting pot of great recording and writing talent.
Britain has some of the world’s greatest music festivals. This is Bestival in the Isle of Wight. For 4 days every year, thousands of people come to this award-winning event to listen to and watch some of the greatest music acts around. There’s music here for everyone…
Which of the following sentences are true?
Who has recorded at The Premises?
Put the parts of the sentences together.
Put the two parts of the phrases together.
What is the most famous musical venue in your country? Who are the best musicians? Do you prefer international stars or local artists?
great information about music
In my country, Rock in Rio is a famous festival, but it's not mixture of kind music. Just play Rock. I like gospel music local and internacional. Jesus Culture is a good band. I love them.
Hi! In Chile we have a very big festival called Festival de Viña del Mar and many famous artists and bands have been part of the show here. It's a great event in my country.
The Netherlands' most attractive music festival is PinkPop!
The most famous musical venue in Russia is Maxidrom. It`s international rock-festival where take part Brainstorm, Placebo and other well-known bands.
Maxidrom is very important festival for all Russians rock-bands.
As for me, I don`t like Russians artists. My favorite band is Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Hello Vika! I have been to Maxidrom festival the last time and it's a huge venue. I also can say that there are a lot of places where different concerts and festivals take place in Moscow such as Olimpiyskiy or Luzhniki Stadiums. We have big concert clubs as well like Arena, Milk, B1, Cricus Hall and others.
Hi, everyone. Music is great.
Brazil is a musical country, we've got some musical festival, for example, Rock in Rio, a Brazilian Musical Festival, it's happened in other country: Portugal, Spain, Argentina...But our biggest festival is Carnaval, a traditional popular event. In Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo samba School walk in a street floats and fantasy dress!
its too interesting this article, i can say the same in my country , we have a lot festivals at year , you can find topically food and all kind of music, we have typically band in the Dominican republic, the music here is so amazing, i just let you with this question, do you know how Juan Luis Guerra is ?
Hi kate,your are correct .I learned new thing from you and thanks for that .There is word bestival.See you again
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