A new studio space will provide a common meeting place for the music, technology, and visual arts communities.
JBM Studio has launched a brand-new studio space in Dubai’s Al Quoz for digital and creative production.
JBM Studio’s new studio space will be a commonplace for the music, technology and visual arts community to connect with like-minded individuals who are exploring storytelling in the digital age and who are looking to produce the highest-level creative and technical content.
Speaking about the new space, Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), who attended the launch of the new studio and praised JBM Studio’s efforts to support the performing and visual arts in the Emirate and contribute to its flourishing cultural and creative movement, said: “At Dubai Culture, we support ambitious projects that keep pace with our aspirations and goals to cement Dubai’s position as a global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity and a thriving hub for talent as well as the global capital of the creative economy. We are confident that the studio will attract future-oriented talents and play a role in enriching multimedia content and advancing the industry.”
Badri affirmed that the opening of the studio in Al Quoz reflects the region’s success in attracting pioneering creative projects, as it constitutes to be a vital hub for inspiring talents from all over the world to invest in themselves, and excel in the fields of the creative economy.
Benjamin Monie, Co-founder of JBM Studio, added: “For more than fifteen years, JBM has celebrated the UAE’s heritage and culture, disrupted the present, and created concepts of the future through art and technology. Now, as we emerge out of an isolated world and celebrate connection and community, it is time for us to launch our new studio and give access to our accumulated industry and client experience to give back to the city that has allowed us to thrive and inspire for so many years. Whether it is broadcast, a performance, or even a special event, JBM Studio is here to help take these ideas to the stage, on-air and on-screen. For this next phase of JBM Studio, it isn’t about working for a client or a brand, it is about initiating homegrown projects that allow local talent to create and produce original content.”
The 5,200sqm studio spans over two floors and is fully equipped with easy-to-use equipment so creatives can present their ideas in a fresh new and artful way, whether that be through an event, film, TV, music, comedy or product development. JBM Studio features state-of-the-art, virtual and hybrid technology and is home to experts and specialists who are on hand to guide creatives through entire projects from ideation, to production and launch. The studio also seamlessly combines the digital and physical world to give artists and producers in Dubai and around the world the opportunity to virtually connect and remotely work on events and projects.
Monie stated: “There is no other event space like JBM Studio in Dubai. We couldn’t be happier to be finally bringing this concept to life and to be supporting the Al Quoz Creative Zone vision of becoming a regional and global creative hub. We’re witnessing the emergence of more homegrown talent than ever before in Dubai and multimedia is the future of storytelling, so it is more important than ever that we can offer a studio-like JBM.”
JBM studio houses a black box set-up with cameras, lights and sound systems which are designed for talk shows, live streams and DJ and music sets, as well as an event space, office space and a collaborative workspace which will give Dubai’s talent in music, film and art a place to connect. The studio has been designed with flexibility and fluidity in mind and can be used in person or remotely. The studio’s cameras, lights and sound are connected through a virtual studio which allows film, lighting and sound directors to control remotely. The studio’s first-floor houses everything artists need for sound and includes a Dolby sound picture studio, a podcast and vodcast suite and a music recording and producing suite. The studio’s specific recording and surround systems include a Dolby Atmos suite.
As part of its launch season, JBM Studio partnered with Sole, the voice for youth and contemporary culture in the Middle East, and collaborated with the global sports company, Puma, on an Artist in Residence series to support emerging talent. The series kicked off at the studio with an intimate event and exclusive performance with London-based Somali artist, Facesoul.