Studios 301 derived it’s name from it’s previous location at 301 Castlereagh Street, in Sydney Australia. In 1999 Studios 301 moved to it’s current location in Alexandria, where it has since had a huge multi-million dollar make over, making it Australia’s largest recording facility.
Studios 301 has over the years hosted numerous local and international artists such as Coldplay, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, U2, David Bowie, INXS, Elton John, Prince, Bob Dylan, Snoop Dogg, The Black Eyed Peas, Flume, Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry, The Weeknd, Delta Goodrem, Cold Chisel, Matt Corby and Amy Shark to name a few.
I remember spending some time at the Castlereagh facility as part of my SAE course. I was blown away with the place then, and the number of Australia artists who have recorded there was significant. Sadly, it has gone through a number of owners since then, with EMI having sold it way back in 1996, and even Tom Misner of SAE having bought it at some point, adding to his global empire.
Some of the artists who have enjoyed successful albums recordings at Studios 301 include Tommy Emmanuel, Duran Duran, INXS, Kasey Chambers, The Church, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Ga Ga, Icehouse and the Rockmelons to name a few.