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Old 6th October 2018
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Air Studios sold to Russian Tycoon

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Production Expert | Air Studios Sold To Russian Business Tycoon

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The world famous AIR Studios, originally set up by Sir George Martin back in 1969, has now been sold to a Russian investor for an undisclosed amount.

The studio was bought back in 2006 by Richard Boote and Paul Woolf, who are now both in their late 60s. Although the new owner of Air Studios hasn’t been named it is widely reported to be Russian businessman Maxim Demin, who is still a major shareholder in Bournemouth football club who currently play in the British Premier League according to the entry for him on Wikipedia.
Good for them! Hopefully they keep it as a studio and don’t sell off the land to real estate developers.

Cheers.
Old 6th October 2018
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I wonder if they'll give me a job?
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I wonder if they'll rename it "Fresh Air"?
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Old 7th October 2018
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Coming soon from the new ownership of AIR studios. The follow up to, um, this song.
Old 7th October 2018
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russian money has been welcomed for a long time in london - someone is even offering a tour around the city so you get to see (at least the fence) of the estates sold to oligarchs...
Old 8th October 2018
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Old 8th October 2018
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Building is heritage listed so can’t be turned into units etc.

Let’s make sure we don’t get too political please!
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Guys, we have Valery Gergiev and Mariinsky theatre too, not only oil traders who get rich just because they had a chance... lets hope this man wont be a jackass to celebrate his friends birthdays at Air studios ) after all, maybe he had an interest in art?
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Try tapping the quarter notes on this one.

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Try tapping the quarter notes on this one.

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away.

In Maxim Denis shoes I would appoint Paul McCartney as a director I think.
Old 10th October 2018
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Building is heritage listed so can’t be turned into units etc.
There is also a covenant in the lease, preventing the building being used for anything other than a Pentecostal church or a recording studio. In the event of the building not being used as a studio, the lease expires and the church takes it back again.
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There is also a covenant in the lease, preventing the building being used for anything other than a Pentecostal church or a recording studio.
So let's hope this Russian isn't a devout Pentecostal.
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There is also a covenant in the lease, preventing the building being used for anything other than a Pentecostal church or a recording studio. In the event of the building not being used as a studio, the lease expires and the church takes it back again.
An Orthodox Church there would be funny indeed.
I don't think they will do that, maybe he will start producing friends or he just love classical music productions..who knows?

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An Orthodox Church there would be funny indeed.
And the crypt would make a hell of a mancave.
Old 10th October 2018
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if it goes back to a church, at least it'll sound good.
Old 11th October 2018
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Why not combine Church and Studio? At least then, it'll have a prayer of success.
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if it goes back to a church, at least it'll sound good.
Technically it was never a church. Across the street is the church (which George thought of buying when he was scoping property when moving AIR from Oxford Street -- but there were more issues with its historic grade and it would have been a costlier build out.)

AIR studios (and Lyndhurst Hall) was the communal meeting area for the church. It was never consecrated.
Old 12th October 2018
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Russians are also buying up nursing homes and condo/co-ops in NYC..
I find it interesting.
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I'm not buying it.
Old 13th October 2018
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I just hope their not russian into a bad deal
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Russians are also buying up nursing homes and condo/co-ops in NYC..
I find it interesting.
That's just so they can control their puppet...
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I just hope their not russian into a bad deal
Bad deal? They're dancing - they're Putin on the Ritz!
Old 14th October 2018
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Like the Japanese, anything they have a Yen for, they get.
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