POP FICTION STUDIO
About The Studio
Pop Fiction Studios was born in a rented studio in the Matrix Complex Fulham in 2017. Eventually the opportunity to build a state of the art studio from ground up in Tuscany presented itself and along with her a team of architects and builders including legendary acoustician Andy Munro and producer Mike Hedges, Janie designed her dream studio. Equiped with state of the art equipment, nestled in the chianti hills on a 100 hectare private estate with optional private accomodation on site, Pop Fiction is the ultimate country recording studio. We also offer catering where needed, most of the produce comes from the estate's own organic farm.
MEET THE TEAM
Janie Price (Creator / Owner)
aka “Bird” is a half English, half Irish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
She started her classical music training on cello aged six and consequently played in UK youth orchestras before beginning her professional career aged 18 with her first
recording session composing and recording strings for a UK rap act.
This heralded the start of a session career which saw her singing and playing cello with numerous signed artists, notably doing a world tour for internationally acclaimed
violinist Vanessa Mae and composing and recording cello for the UK hit artists Just Jack and Emeli Sande. She also performed in numerous t.v. programmes/pop videos/radio shows and festivals both nationally and internationally.
Subsequently, she went on to develop her style signing to EMI publishing and the independent Copenhagen based label Music For Dreams where she made her second album recorded entirely using only vocals and a cello. The initial digital release of the album “Girl and a Cello” saw a number 9 position in the alternative charts on iTunes France.
She also developed her career as a professional song writer and composer for other artists and projects. She co-wrote a song on platinum selling Danish hit artist Aura’s album “Columbine” and co-wrote the theme tune for popular Friday night t.v. show “Den Nogne Sundhed”, also in Denmark.
She has worked with DJ Kenneth Bager cowriting two tracks on his acclaimed album. She has also collaborated with a number of other DJ’s including Tin Tin Out,Ante Perry and Valentin Huedo. Her 4th album “Beat” was comprised entirely of remixes of her critically acclaimed 3rd album “Figments of Our Imagination” produced by legendary producer Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, Killing Joke, Marillion)
Price was invited to star in a 6 episode t.v.programme for Sky Arts, “Art of Survival” filmed playing her musical compositions across Europe. She also wrote her first book (based on her filmed adventures), published by Beautiful Books.
Most recently she entered the Swiss Eurovision finals with her cowrite “Secrets and Lies” for Chiara Dubey, as well as co-writing and performing on two Number 1 gold certified chart topping Hooverphonic albums.
She is currently mixing material worked on over the past five years with another legendary producer Mike Hedges (The Cure, U2, Dido), some of which features in her first film debut as scriptwriter, co-producer and composer, “Wider Than The Sky”, the rest of which she hopes will become her fifth album release in the near future. She has written with and continues to write and collaborate with many house hold names in the world of music including James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers), Andy Dunlop (Travis), Ally McErlaine (Texas), Shelly Poole (Alisha’s Attic), John Paul White (The Civil Wars) Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) and is currently working on a new film script and soundtrack more details to be announced.
Luca Mazzeo (in house engineer)
is a studio engineer from Rome, Italy. He started his career in 2018 working for the label “Sound On”, curating the productions of some influential artists on the italian music scene.
He graduated in 2021 from the Saint Louis College of Music in “sound engineering” and studied with professionals such as Marty Jane Robertson, Luca Spagnoletti, Alberto Recchia and others.
In the past few years he collaborated with studios as VDSS Studio, Synthesia, LaCave and many more.
From 2023 he is the home engineer at PopFiction Studio based in Impruneta, Italy.
The main studio and control room, as well as home to two writng rooms, are the venue for evening listen back sessions.
For a full list of our equipment, please download our brochure below: