CITY entrepreneur Dom Rampello has taken his music group into a traditional barn with help from a Milton Keynes property agent.
RGS Entertainment uses cutting edge technology and has found the perfect base at The Granary Studios, with offices over two floors in Stantonbury Park.
Dom praised property professional Jonathan Whittle, of Douglas Duff and occasional Business Citizen columnist, for his part in the deal.
He said: “We had been looking for sometime and approached several agents but Douglas Duff were by far the best and most professional.
“Jonathan Whittle understood what we wanted and came up with it quickly.”
The studios were created for RGS by Omer Omer, who have built studios for many big name recording artists.
The conversion cost £60,000 and provides a live room with sound shield and acoustic dampening, a vocal booth and a control room packed with high tech equipment.
With four staff the large adjoining office is a hive of activity with Café Masti events to organise and artists like Frixtion dropping by.
“We have just shot his music video and it will be mixed and mastered in the States,” said Dom. Although the company was established on urban, garage and hip-hop music, it is now interested in Indie and other types of music as well.
“We take artists, exploit them – in a good way – record them and promote them,” said Dom.
“There is a lot of talent in Milton Keynes but it seems to be undeveloped. David Kerindi came on board 18 months ago and with his communications expertise we have made RGS a 360 degree entertainment business”.
Dom, 32, is a classical guitarist by training but after university worked for Pickwick where he established a music distribution and record label for them. He set up his own business five years ago.
The Granary Studios are too big for RGS at the moment but they are letting out space as ‘hot desks’ on the upper floor.