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Roland Opens New London Artist Centre

by Ronnie Dungan • in
  • MMR Global
• Created: September 13, 2018

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Roland has opened a new Roland Artist Centre London, located within Metropolis Studios in West London. 

The new centre is designed to be a hub for a variety of activities, including product support, social media initiatives, interviews, sessions, and streaming events, photo shoots, gear demos and much more, with a complete range of Roland, BOSS, and V-MODA products on hand. The centre is managed by artist relations manager Jamie Franklin, and Roland Alli, vice president, key influencers and business development.  

The facility is located within Metropolis Studios, whose clients include Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2, Michael Jackson, Queen, Adele, and more,  giving Roland close access to top artists, producers, engineers, instrumentalists and music business professionals as well as allow Metropolis’ close association with the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM).  

Jun-ichi Miki, Roland CEO and representative director, said:  “Roland’s artist relations facilities represent our company’s ongoing engagement with artists, engineers and producers. “Metropolis has a rich history in the music industry, and we are very excited to have our offices here. The opening of our Artist Center London wants better serve our artists in the UK, Europe and beyond. Cainne Clements, CEO of Richard Connell and her staff for welcoming us to this facility, and their unique partnership with the Academy of Contemporary Music, makes this a perfect place for us to call home. “

Attendees at the opening event included artists such as KT Tunstall, Peter Gordeno (Depeche Mode), Mike Lindup (level 42), Neil Barnes and Sebastian “Bid” Beresford ( Leftfield), VMAN (Slipknot) and more. Additional key Roland personnel in attendance included Gordon Raison (Chief Sales Officer, Roland Corporation), Atsuo Yukawa (Chief Marketing Officer, Roland Corporation), Paul McCabe (Vice President of Global Marketing, Roland Corporation), Brian Alli (Vice President, Key Influencers & Business Development, Roland Corporation), Gaku Terauchi (VP Marketing Operations, Roland Corporation), Chris Halon (Director, Global Live Events, Roland Corporation) and Christian Delfino (Director, Strategic Product Marketing, Roland Corporation).  

The new centre joins similar set-ups in Nashville, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto,  Berlin  and Tokyo. 

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