Amplifying Boston Music
Through collaboration and discovery.



History

In 2009 Matt McArthur and Berklee College of Music professor Susan Rogers, PhD. realized that Boston's community of musicians needed a hub. The proliferation of affordable music and recording technology was quickly driving creators into their bedrooms and away from the collaborative tradition of music making. Resolving to first tackle the issue of affordable studio recording, the pair founded The Record Company (TRC!), and built a commercial-grade recording studio in a former meat-packing building in Dorchester.

Since then TRC has grown to serve more than 2,5000 musicians and host more than 700 affordable recording sessions a year. Our facility includes a large format tracking studio (Studio A), and overdub studio (Studio B) and a community lab with Pro Tools workstations and a 32 channel Icon control surface.

Mission

Our goal is to build a sustainable, nationally recognized modern music scene in Boston.

We believe the musical arts are an important part of healthy communities: encompassing the values of co-creation, entrepreneurship, and youth/adult collaboration among others. Vibrancy in the arts builds bridges between disparate communities and makes cities a more desirable place to live and work.

Today, with one in three Bostonians under the age of thirty-five and the most youthful and arts-focused City Hall Boston has seen in decades, there is no better time to reinvigorate modern music and build a sustainable creative community to benefit Bostonian’s of all ages for years to come.

Vision

We're working for a future in which:

1) We share our city with the brightest modern musical talents
Our colleges and universities attract them, but a disparate native music community and lack of economic opportunity currently fails to retain them.
2) Any Bostonian can go see and listen to high quality local music at an affordable price
It's time to rethink our live music scene. Boston is a college town, 250k strong. That's a big opportunity for artists and venues.
3) Our kids have modern musical role models in their own neighborhoods
If more working-class contemporary musicians stayed in Boston we could set a realistic example for young people dreaming of careers in the arts.
4) Our thriving entrepreneurial community works side-by-side with artists
Where have all the music business professionals gone?! It's time to collaborate and change the way we capitalize music making.