WMGWarner Music Group (WMG) today announced its move to a new state-of-the-art facility, housed in a historic building at 777 S. Santa Fe Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles’ burgeoning Arts District.
Warner/Chappell, the company’s music publishing arm, will be the first to relocate on February 25. Warner Bros. Records will move out of its longtime Burbank HQ on March 18, along with the west coast teams for Atlantic, Elektra, Rhino, WEA and ADA.
For the first time, WMG’s west coast operations will live under one roof. The space will provide an environment where the distinctive cultures of WMG’s different labels and business units will flourish, while allowing for greater creative collaboration across the company. Downtown’s L.A.’s budding art, fashion, and food scene is a natural fit for WMG, as it is a magnet for businesses, entrepreneurs, and creatives.
Designed by the architecture firm Rockwell Group, the landmark building is being transformed into a state-of-the-art space with recording studios, artist lounges, and custom-designed offices. The first floor will serve as a central gathering hub with flexible co-working areas and a live performance space. The rooftop will offer breathtaking views of Downtown Los Angeles.
Architectural firm Rockefeller Kempel Architects led the renovation and historical restoration of the iconic building, which was built in 1912 as the Ford Factory’s Model T factory and showroom. The company worked with Rockwell Group to transform the building into a sleek and modern space while preserving and highlighting the beautiful historic elements.