Interview from Voyage Mia magazine:
Today we’d like to introduce you to Steven Spencer and Eric Ivan.
Steven and Eric, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
The concept of Melody Ave was originally established in 2011. “To provide a stable platform for musicians and artists of all types to collaborate.” – Spence
In November of 2014, the first physical location was established at 1101 Clare Ave in the Warehouse District of downtown West Palm Beach, just southwest of Cityplace and Clematis (one block North of what is now Grandview Public Market and Elizabeth Ave Station).
At that time, in collaboration with Dreamhouse Studios, Creative Productions, and El Borde Studios, we formed Sunjamz. Our main event took place on the first Sunday of every month. Sunjamz was a springboard for hundreds of local artists. It helped them develop into the artists that we know today. The Sunjamz crew morphed into a production company that can handle small, medium, and large scale events. A recent gig was providing a stage for the largest event on Clematis, Moonfest.
In March of 2017, Eric Ivan joined the Melody Ave mission as a partner and we expanded to almost 1500 sq./ft. With the addition of a neighboring space. The new space that is being built out for recording, rehearsal sessions, and private events was completed in 2019.
In August of 2019, we had our grand opening and official Melody Ave iOS and Android app launch. Over 250 people were in attendance. During the evening, vendors and artists in the parking lot created an enjoyable atmosphere for all while Raised By Wolves, Doorway 27, and Homegrown Rebellion took the inside stage. Craig Mcinnis, Kyle Smile, Kelcie Mcquaid, FABS, are muralists and artists represented in and around the space. We are now available for booking, visit our website at https://www.melodyave.com
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melodyave/
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The constant rise of rent is a constant battle in our up and coming area.
Melody Ave Studio – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We specialize in high quality audio in studio and at outside gigs. Our equipment is top notch and well taken care of.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
More than 250 people attended our grand opening in August and we also launched an app for the studio that night. We’ve had the opportunity to work at some of the largest events downtown as well.
- Recording starting at $45/hr
- Address: 1101 Clare Ave West Palm Beach FL 33401
- Website: melodyave.com
- Phone: 5612508863
- Email: [email protected]
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melodyave/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melodyavestudio/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/melodyavestudio
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/melody-ave-rehearsal-and-recording-studio-west-palm-beach
- Other: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/melody-ave/id1475205424?ls=1