Last month, Warner Music Group confirmed that it would shift its headquarters to downtown LA in the Arts District.
Warner/Chappell relocated to the new building on February 25th, followed by Warner Bros. Records and other labels on March 15th. The migration marks the first time that all of Warner Music’s various west coast divisions have existed under one roof in Los Angeles.
The building sits at 777 S. Santa Fe Avenue and was designed by Rockwell Group. The building features recording studios, artist lounges, and custom-designed offices.
The building was originally a showroom for Ford’s Model T in 1912. Architectural firm Rockefeller Kempel Architects renovated the building to transform it into a modern office space. They also worked to preserve some of the more historic elements of the building.
Warner Bros. shared a few pictures of its newly designed office space on Instagram, giving us our first look inside. The reception area features some of Warner Music’s best-selling albums of all time, followed by a relaxed art deco lounge.
Open office space, custom recording studios, and large open-air collaboration areas round out the space.
As part of the move, Warner Bros. Records left behind its ski lodge HQ in Burbank after more than 44 years. That’s the end of a legacy — but perhaps the beginning of another.
WMG says the new space will “provide an environment where the distinctive cultures of WMG’s different labels and business units will flourish while allowing for greater creative collaboration across the company.”
Other labels joining on the move include Elektra, Atlantic, Rhino, WEA, and ADA. Warner Music Group says the budding art, fashion, and food scene in Downton Los Angeles made it the best fit for its new HQ.