Emmy award-winning music and sound design company Radium Audio are the latest addition to the fast expanding community of businesses based at The Bottle Yard Studios.
The creative audio company, whose head office is based in South East London, opened their new Bristol production facility this week, marking their first venture outside of the Capital. Their presence brings the number of business tenants operating from The Bottle Yard Studios to a dozen.
Founded by Andrew Diey in 2007, Radium Audio is a music and sound team whose work has received international recognition and a host of awards including Emmy, Promax UK & USA, Cannes Lions, and International Music and Sound Awards. Their work includes some very high profile original music composition and sound design projects, as well as interactive sound design and build, sonic brand identity for corporate clients, and user interface sonification. Radium has a massive library of inhouse organically created sounds which is continually added to and updated, inventory of conventional and purpose-built acoustic instruments, industry leading microphones, sound recording kit, foley prop and performance area, and several electronic production suites to draw upon.
Robyn Taylor, Commercial Director at Radium Audio says: “We needed to increase our production capacity, and struggled to find the ideal space for expansion in London. We design and build our own instruments and create much of our sound source inhouse, so we need to be able to make some noise and a bit of a mess sometimes too! The Bottle Yard presented a very viable option for us for a number of reasons; Bristol’s close proximity to London makes it logistically easier to manage the two locations compared to somewhere further afield, the area has a vibrant creative community with a great local talent base we can draw upon, and the Bottle Yard’s management has offered excellent support throughout our design, fitout, and setup process.
“We’ve occupied a 3,600 sq ft footprint which includes several electronic production studios, a live studio, sound creation lab, Foley prop and performance area, and several bespoke sound processing and edit work areas on which work is close to finalised. We’ve brought on board four recent hires into newly created roles at our Bristol operation with more to come. We’re really looking forward to moving our craft forward in the new studios, now that we have the increased space, facilities and team that we needed.”
Fiona Francombe, Site Director of The Bottle Yard Studios says: “We’re delighted to welcome Radium Audio to their new home at The Bottle Yard. The calibre of their cutting-edge audio work is of the highest possible standard, pushing boundaries and winning critical acclaim internationally. We’re proud to have played a part in attracting them here to Bristol, a city with an already outstanding reputation for audio post production services. This is the third new tenant to sign with The Bottle Yard Studios since the Summer and it’s fantastic to see the profile of our production hub develop with each new addition.”
Radium Audio’s clients include Sky TV, NatGeo USA, BBC, and ITV. Major projects so far this year include scoring titles music for the Sochi 2014 Games, Sky Sports Channel refresh, and creating sound and music tracks for international Ipad game hit Blocksworld.