After extensive renovations, Warner Chappell has christened its new space at 21 Music Square East on Music Row.
The two-story building includes state-of-the-art writer rooms, bright and refreshed office spaces, a swanky bar, a snack station, and plenty of gathering areas for writers and publishers. The property has two areas that can house performances, with a stage near the bar and an outdoor gathering area—perfect for future No. 1 parties.
Perhaps most impressive is the mark that the Warner Chappell songwriters made on the space. Not only are there plaques on the walls to display the writers’ achievements, but their favorite books are situated on shelves in a sitting area and their hit song titles and lyrics are written on the walls. Warner Chappell, along with designer Michael Cronin, even included innovative features such as lockers for writers to use.
For entertainment, the Warner Chappell office has a basketball hoop, a Led Zeppelin pinball machine, and WCM-branded pool table layered into the design.
“We’re so grateful,” President & CEO, WCM Nashville, Ben Vaughn tells MusicRow. “When we started this process, we really wanted to do it with songwriters in mind. We asked songwriters to be a part of the design process. They wanted a warm, fun building.
“It’s great to have writers in the building just being creative,” he adds. “There’s a lot of people who put a lot of time into this very specific type of building. To see the first reactions we get, especially from writers, that’s the best feeling.”