About Us

The Heritage

Established in 1980 by PolyGram Records, Lion Studios is one of the few studios in South East Asia that has retained its analogue capabilities while being one of the first studios to embrace digital technology since 1985.

By combining the warm sound of analogue, recorded in a world-class studio designed for acoustic perfection, with the precision of digital systems, we are able to achieve pristine recordings of the highest possible grade.

During the PolyGram era, we have worked with artists such as Teresa Teng, Alan Tam (Hong Kong), Tracy Huang (Singapore/Taiwan), “Search", “Headwind", M. Nasir (Malaysia), Sho Jo Tai (Japan), and many more.

In 1990, the studio went independent. We established our Mastering Suite. Over the years, it became renowned throughout the region with productions coming to us for that final polish from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia & of course, Singapore. Projects entrusted to us include albums by “Funk Section" & “Andre Hehanusa" (Indonesia), “Nittaya" (Thailand) as well as “Kit Chan" from Singapore.

With acoustics by world-renowned studio architect Jeff Cooper, our Studio 1 has gained a world wide reputation as a first class 'live' recording facility across all genres of music. Divided into three sections for different acoustic treatments, every curve and angle in the studio is intentionally designed to deliver sonic perfection.

As well as the artists listed above, Lion Studios hosted Jazz stalwarts Charlie Haden, Al Foster, Emily Saxe, Grammy award winners Ernie Watts & Bob James, Greg Chako & Ernie Ranglin (both guitarists) from the USA. as well as vocalist Yvonne Walter & Baritone Saxophonist Pim Dijkstra from Europe and pianist Bubi Chen from Indonesia.

Singapore's well-known jazz musician Jeremy Monteiro has recorded at least a dozen of his albums at Lion Studios in addition to playing session piano on many of the pop albums recorded here by artists like Teresa Teng, Tracy Huang, The Alleycats, Headwind and M.Nasir.

Among the many Classical music artists who have put their trust in us are Swiss composer Heinrich Schweizer, Singapore based composer conductor & educator Dr Robert Casteels, The National Youth Orchestra of Singapore, The Symphonic Wind Orchestra, The New Festival Orchestra, concert pianist Tedd Joselson, Guitarists Hucky Eichelmann and Guiliano Belotti, and the Singapore combination known as “Emis IV". Not to forget Singapore's own piano prodigy Clare Yeo.

Local Singapore productions include the Sound Track for the 1998 movie “Forever Fever", as well as albums for many local Singapore groups including “The Sugarflies", “Lilac Saints", “Humpback Oak", “White Eagle", “Cosmic Spiders", and “Heritage" amongst others.

Lion Studios has weathered the storm of the digital music revolution, and remains standing as the longest running studio in Singapore. 

Today, artists and producers come to us not only from Singapore, but also from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Australia, as well as from Europe and the USA.

We are also the rehearsal space for established artistes such as JJ Lin and Stefanie Sun who require a large, acoustically treated and soundproofed room for their rehearsals prior to embarking on their concert tours.

We are expanding our capabilities to host live concerts as well as being an exclusive venue for hire. for events that require a truly unique and intimate setting.

So far, in 2022, we have hosted concerts in our studio for ASM Foodie & Entertainment Gang and Jimmy Chan, who was the resident pianist of Mandarin Hotel for 20 years. 

We are also proud to be the venue hire of choice for Stefanie Sun when she broadcasted her livestream concert on WeiBo to 240 million people.

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