Brits Success For Ed Sheeran 'Made In Chiswick'
Ed and Sam Smith have links with local studio Metropolis
Chiswick's Metropolis studio was celebrating success at the Brit Awards as winners Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith both had albums mastered at Metropolis.
Ed Sheeran, who is a former student at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, an Academy partner with Metropolis, picked up awards for both British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year.
Stuart Hawkes, the Metropolis Mastering engineer mastered Sheeran’s multiplatinum-selling (and now Brit Award-winning) album X.
There was further success for Metropolis with Sam Smith, whose album was mastered at Metropolis. Smith’s meteoric rise to fame over the course of 2014 was recognised with an award for British Breakthrough Act and Global Success.
Metropolis is home to the most successful independent recording, mastering, creative and production facility in Europe. Based in the Grade II 'Power house' complex, 50% of the UK Top 40 charts is either recorded, mixed, mastered, or creatively treated within Metropolis.
Paloma Faith at the Brit awards
Royal Blood, whose acclaimed self-titled album was mastered by Metropolis Mastering engineer John Davis, came away with the award for Best British Group while Paloma Faith, who has a long association with the Studios in recording and mastering, was awarded with Best British Female Solo Artist.
Also nominated for awards were Metropolis clients such as newcomer FKA Twigs in the Best Female Solo Artist and Best British Breakthrough categories, electronic act Clean Bandit for Best British Group and British Single, Lana Del Rey for Best International Act, drum and bass duo Sigma, producer Duke Dumont and singer Ella Henderson for British Single.
A statement from ACM and Metropolis Studio said: "The Brit Awards represent the very best in British music and reflect a constantly changing and evolving landscape of creative expression. For the winners, ACM and Metropolis offer their congratulations and are proud to be able to have had a part to play in their journeys to the top."
February 28, 2015