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Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group’s Center of Excellence consolidates offices from New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville in a newly renovated 30,000-square-foot space in Downtown Nashville.

Housing the Legal, Analysis, Royalties, Finance, and Licensing departments that serve the entire portfolio of labels under the Warner Music Group (WMG) umbrella, the Center for Excellence is designed to capture a unique breed of individuals – as passionate about numbers and analytics as music – while reinforcing the entrepreneurial and egalitarian ethos of WMG. To this end, the open office is supported by elevated shared spaces encouraging interaction across departments.

Taking advantage of Downtown Nashville views, break-out spaces are spread along the building perimeter with soft seating. Designed to spark collaboration, these touch-down areas foster everything from impromptu meetings and casual lunches, to whole-office gatherings. On each of the two floors, an All-Team area flanks the monumental stair. A Family Wall design element on the anchor wall for the stair highlights iconic WMG artists while also layering in historical contract language from the WMG archives.

The material palette and finish details support WMG’s entrepreneurial and egalitarian ethos. A combination of clean lines and luxe material selection is contrasted by exposed, untouched ceilings, and raw metal panels driving home the rich dichotomy found in their cultural DNA.

Location
Nashville, Tennessee
Size
31,800 square feet
Client
Warner Music Group
Photography
McGinn Photography