|Radar Recording rocks the mic in Bloomington|
|Written by Allie Maher, Daily Vidette Staff Writer|
|Tuesday, 24 July 2012 17:05|
The largest production and recording studio in central Illinois has moved to Bloomington, and owner Antonio Street offers the public the opportunity to tour the 3,300 square foot facility.
Local production and recording studio Radar Recording will host a grand opening for its new location on Aug. 4 from noon to 5 p.m.
The studio, owned and operated by Antonio Street, known in the music industry as Tizone, is now open at its new location 401 S. Center St. in Bloomington.
The public will have the opportunity to tour the 3,300 square foot studio and register to win a free recording session. There will also be prizes, live performances, and food and beverages.
Lenore Lockwood, Radar Recording PR representative, said that the new location is much larger and better suits all of the services that the studio provides.
"It’s not often that you get to see a studio of this quality in the Midwest," Lockwood said.
Among the services offered at the studio are mixing, mastering, music videos, commercials, CD duplication and business consultation.
"Usually you go into a studio and just record, but here it’s a one stop shop," Lockwood added.
Tizone worked in the music industry in Chicago before moving to Bloomington in 2006 to run Radar Recording and his independent label Radar Recordz. He possesses a gold record and two Multi-Platinum plaques for his work writing and producing for Mary J. Blige and Keith Sweat. He anticipates his plaques being on display for the grand opening.
Though he maintains his connections with major labels including Warner Bros. and Universal, Tizone said that the Bloomington area is an untapped market with a lot of potential, and he has a large Midwest client base.
"Working with new artists is more of a challenge, but I like artist development," Tizone said. "It’s the fun part."
Students can get $10 off the $50 hourly rate. Lockwood said the studio already has some student clients. The studio is open to artists of all genres.
The studio will also host workshops and seminars for aspiring artists where they will learn to write songs, make a beat and make it in the music industry.