AMPD Studios is a world class radio and music recording studio in Braamfontein Johannesburg, designed to help build a powerful infrastructure for the entertainment industry.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have enhanced our studio recording spaces and services to protect the well-being of our communities — ensuring that members can continue working in a safe and healthy work environment. For further details on what services we have available during this time and the measure we have put in place to keep our community safe, please refer to our COVID-19 resource and service updates tab at the top of the page for more details.
Feel free to use any of our incredible resources; see the booking tab to make your studio booking, FREE for everyone.
Upstairs VIP Networking Area, bookable boardroom and music performance stage FREE for Old Mutual Money Account holders. Music & Radio Recording Studio = Limited FREE recording time every week for Old Mutual Money Account Holders (or see our rate card for longer bookings).
All services are available to our members pending approval of your request. Contact us and we will be in touch with you to discuss your project.
AMPD Studios by Old Mutual is a powerful networking space for aspiring artists and entrepreneurs with a strong desire to break in to the entertainment industry.
Equipped with a world class recording studio, a full performance stage (with PA and lighting), boardroom, co-work space, wi-fi, post production facilities and a VIP workspace and bar area, we are an authentic and influential culture hub in Newtown Braamfontein, the heart of Johannesburg.
All of these world class services are FREE if you are an Old Mutual Money Account holder!
We regularly host regular AMPD Masterclasses and AMPD Icon Hero Conversations brought to you by Old Mutual and in collaboration with 947.
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With our new partnership with YouTube, we are now also offering video and production training and facilities at AMPD Studios.
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Our Creative Production Director Jon Savage is a maker of things. He began as a filmmaker at a young age until his musical career exploded in the form of a globe-trotting rock band called Cassette. He has subsequently been a music producer, a DJ (5fm jock), the music director of the SA Music Awards, the creator of the 5FM Mashlab phenomenon, a writer for Rolling Stone magazine, a commercial director, a Cannes Film festival feature director (film director) and until recently the Content and Platform Creator at HaveYouHeard. He has also won multiple Loeries, SAMA's and other awards for his creative thinking in the digital space.
Khulane Morule, better known by his stage name as Khuli Chana, is a South African Motswako rapper. Born in Mmabatho, North West Province, Khuli started rapping at a very young age. Khuli has been in the music industry for about 25 years and was part of Motswako A team group called Morafe. To cement his place as one of the best rappers & lyricists, he has won 4 SAMAs, partnered with Absolut Vodka as one of their ambassadors and has shared the stage with the likes of Drake. Khuli has earned his stripes to be called one of the best rappers in South Africa.
Brian O’Shea is one of South Africa's leading songwriter/producers with over 150 chart-topping singles in the last 15 years. He has worked with the majority of South Africa's most successful recent rock and pop acts including Coldplay, the 1st and 2nd Idols SA winners and worked with Gallo Records. Some of the finest works he has written & produced have all have sold gold or platinum album status and the vast majority of artists Brian works with have been nominated for or won SAMA's.
As one of Kwani Experience original band members, Nosisi, our Operations Manager had an early introduction to the Global Music industry. She has since worked with Sony Music, Motif records, Soul Candi and MTN providing developing artists with the resources to market themselves. Nosisi has managed notable artists such as Simphiwe Dana, Thandiswa Mazwai, Riky Rick, Reason and numerous others. She’s passionate about this industry and has made it her mission to lend a hand in the formalisation and development of professional practises by providing whatever tools she can to help. If you find yourself at AMPD Studios Nosisi is the person to talk to.
Thabang is AMPD audio engineer. Specialising in Recording and Mixing, especially in genres like Hip-Hop, RnB & House Music. He is passionate about all things audio related and like to geek out while getting really technical wiring things up in the studio. Thabang joins the team as the Studio and Assistant Operations Manager of AMPD Studios.
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