Just as technology companies have clustered around the 'silicon roundabout' of Old Street, record companies have begun to cluster in one area: Kensington and Chelsea writes Corey Kitchener.
Four major UK labels collectively fill more than a quarter of a million square feet of office space in the upmarket London district. Proportionally that's even more room then Mariah Carey's entourage takes up on a first class flight.
Warner Music, EMI, Sony and Universal occupy 266,000 sq ft of space in the W8 and W14 postcodes. The research, compiled by Frost Meadowcroft with additional research from EGi data, also shows that the four companies are spaced less than a mile apart around Kensington High Street.
Of course this is good news for all X Factor hopefuls who may be considering traipsing between labels in the hope of a record deal.
Celebrity spotters should note that there are eight major recording studios in similar postcodes, including the private recording studio of Bryan Ferry on Avonmore Road and Metropolis Studios on Chiswick High Road, where Kate Moss was surreptitiously filmed sniffing a line of white powder.
The UK's biggest ticketing company Livenation is also now based in the area.
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