A Look Inside Spacebomb Studios, The Creative Hub In Richmond, Va. : World Cafe Founder and musician Matthew E. White hosts a tour around the studio and explains how not being located in a big music city makes Spacebomb so special.
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A Look Inside Spacebomb Studios, The Creative Hub In Richmond, Va.

A Look Inside Spacebomb Studios, The Creative Hub In Richmond, Va.

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Playlist

  • The Spacebomb House Band, "Mustard"
  • Matthew E. White, "Big Love"
  • Natalie Prass, "Birds of Prey"
  • Natalie Prass, "Short Court Style"
  • Flo Morrissey And Matthew E. White, "Look at What the Light Did Now"

Imagine you're a musician and you want to move somewhere, seek your fortune and make it big. Where would you go? New York? LA? Nashville? You might not immediately think of Richmond, Va., as a music center — but Richmond's Spacebomb Records is changing that. In fact, not being located in one of those big music cities is part of what makes Spacebomb special.

Spacebomb helps artists take their projects from the recording studio to the finished physical product. It was founded in 2011 by musicians like Matthew E. White, who had to learn the business side of things. In our chat, he states: "It's hard for me to say how little I knew about the world that I'm in now."

So come along, as Matthew E. White takes us on a tour of Spacebomb and explains how they've built a creative hub in Richmond, Va.

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