Though the curtain lowered for the Beastie Boys a few years ago following the death of founding member Adam Yauch, the legendary hip-hop group has not stopped spreading their influence in the music world. As of Sunday, the Beastie Boys have officially signed a deal with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music in the Tisch School of the Arts to allow senior Clive Davis students to produce in the Beastie Boys’ Oscilloscope studio in the East Village.
The news came as an announcement from Jeff Rabhan, chair of the Clive Davis Institute: “Psyched to announce that @CliveDavisInst inked a deal with The Beastie Boys to work and record in their famed Oscilloscope studio in NYC,” said Jeff on Twitter.
Oscilloscope Studios have been home to a number of famous artists. Jack White, M.I.A, Bad Brains, Metric, Santigold, Phoenix, Kanye West and Blues Explosion have all recorded in the studio where the Beastie Boys recorded the infamous “To the Five Boroughs,” “The Mix Up” and the group’s final effort, “The Hot Sauce Committee Part 2.”
The deal serves as an option for Clive Davis students’ Capstone Projects. These projects require seniors to take business, recording and music journalism courses to create a “customized, entrepreneurial music business venture.” Capstone Projects allow Clive Davis students to showcase all their education and talent into one final thesis with the best of the resources the department has to offer.
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