Where the Music Biz Works (and Plays) in L.A.
Corporate tool? No one creative wants to be called that -- hence these three very different anti-office spaces.
It's fitting that the L.A offices of music companies would precisely articulate the character of the labels and publishers that call them home. After all, those firms are in the business of selling art -- or, at the very least, self-expression. In fact, cool, you could even say indie, digs might be seen as part of the formula. "I think the important thing is to reflect taste," says Annie Clark, who performs as St. Vincent and is signed to 4AD, part of the Beggars Group record company. "Record labels are, in effect, cultural curators, so the office space ought to be a logical extension of their overall aesthetic." A cross section of firms with L.A. offices shows how disparate those aesthetics can be. The three featured here are the 1938 house used by Beggars, the high-rise offices inhabited by publishing company Bug Music and Dangerbird Records' Sunset Boulevard commercial building.
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