Introducing Dare Studios: Melbourne’s premier female-led recording studio and creative sanctuary

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Introducing Dare Studios: Melbourne’s premier female-led recording studio and creative sanctuary

Photo Credit: Ben McNamara
Words by Staff writer

Charlotte Abroms and Jono Steer lead the charge in Melbourne's newest music venture: Dare Studios

Nestled in the heart of Melbourne, Dare Studios emerges as a trailblazing haven for music creators, spearheaded by absolute industry luminaries Charlotte Abroms and Jono Steer. This week marks the official inauguration of Australia’s latest female-led recording studio, designed to challenge conventional industry norms and nurture a culture of creativity and empowerment.

With a partnership spanning over a decade, Charlotte and Jono bring a wealth of expertise to Dare Studios, shaping it into a space that embodies their core values of respect, diversity, inclusion, and kindness. Beyond its state-of-the-art facilities and sonic excellence, Dare Studios prioritises fostering a vibrant community of artists, engineers, producers, and creatives, underpinned by principles of education, collaboration, and connection.

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Charlotte Abroms, a decorated figure in the music scene with accolades such as the Lighthouse Award and Music Victoria’s Outstanding Woman in Music Award, emphasises the significance of providing artists with an environment where they feel empowered and in control of their creative journey. Meanwhile, Jono Steer, renowned for his extensive work with acclaimed acts like Hiatus Kaiyote and Angie McMahon, champions the idea that recording should be a seamless, enjoyable process. At Dare Studios, the focus is on providing top-notch gear and a warm, inviting atmosphere conducive to uninhibited creativity.

Dare Studios boasts a talented roster of in-house engineers, including multi-instrumentalist Julia Wallace and acclaimed producer Connor Black-Harry. With diverse musical backgrounds and extensive industry experience, Julia and Connor offer invaluable insights and expertise to artists of all skill levels, ensuring a seamless recording experience.

Since its soft launch earlier this year, Dare Studios has already played host to an array of esteemed artists, from Gretta Ray to Mia Dyson, setting the stage for an exciting journey ahead in 2024 and beyond. Now open for bookings, Dare Studios invites musicians to explore a range of options, from dry hires to day passes, packages, and more, all accessible online.

To celebrate its grand opening, Dare Studios, in collaboration with Creative Director Ben McNamara, offers an exciting opportunity for artists to win a day in the studio with producer Jono Steer. For a chance to immerse yourself in Dare’s world-class facilities and collaborate with industry professionals, head over to the Dare Studios website and enter the draw today.

Dare Studios heralds a new era in Melbourne’s music landscape, embodying a vision of inclusivity, creativity, and innovation that promises to resonate far beyond its walls.

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