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BKP Music expands business ventures

Dubai-based audio post production specialist BKP Music has commenced activities at its newly opened studio in Abu Dhabi, and is toying with the idea of further expansion across the Middle East.

Dubai-based audio post production specialist BKP Music has commenced activities at its newly opened studio in Abu Dhabi, and is toying with the idea of further expansion across the Middle East.

Barry Kirsch, BKP Music’s chief executive, said that the new location in the UAE capital was acquired due to the fact that the city hosts a large portion of the company’s clients.

“With the boom in Abu Dhabi, plus the fact our clients include companies like Etisalat, Etihad, TDIC and Mubadala, it was important for us to move into that market as quickly as possible,” explained Kirsch.

He said one studio was already in operation in Abu Dhabi, but added there was space for a second should the company decide to utilise it in the future.

“At the moment we want to see how the market develops and at what speed it will recover from the current global problems [economic downturn],” said Kirsch.

“I anticipate that within the first six months of next year we will have the studio up-and-running.”

The company’s new setup in Abu Dhabi complements its existing six studios, which are all located in Dubai.

Kirsch also said BKP Music was considering other expansion options across the Middle East and commented the growing Lebanese market was of particular interest to the company.

“It is something that I might consider if Lebanon continues to remain stable for the next year or two,” said Kirsch.

“It’s a very good market in terms of talent; it is a busy market and there are some very good people working in the industry there.”

“We did have a studio in Beirut that we had just put the finishing touches to prior to the July [2006] war, so that is something we could also revisit in the future,” he explained.

“We link through ISDN to a studio in Lebanon called Eddy Jazra Audio Productions, which we work very closely with,” he added.

“It is a market that we do a lot of work in, so we might consider going there again.”

Kirsch said BKP Music would not rule-out the possibility of expanding into other Middle East markets in the future and mentioned the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Jordan as potential locations.

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