The Beastie Boys have signed a deal with New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music that will give students a chance to produce material in the legendary hip-hop group’s Oscilloscope recording studio in New York.
Jeff Rabhan, chair of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, revealed the news on Twitter Wednesday:
Psyched to announce that @CliveDavisInst inked a deal with The Beastie Boys to work and record in their famed Oscilloscope studio in NYC.
— Jeff Rabhan (@JeffRabhan) October 21, 2015
The initiaitve will bring senior students to Oscilloscope in order to produce, record, and mix original material under the school’s Capstone Projects program, which charges those students with developing a “customized, entrepreneurial music business venture,” as NYU put it in a statement provided to Billboard
The announcement comes just days after Pharrell Williams was named the NYU Tisch School of the Arts artist-in-residence on Monday.
Aside from the Beasties, a plethora of other notable acts such as Jack White, Phoenix, and M.I.A. have recorded at Oscilloscope, according to its website. The Beastie Boys’ To The 5 Boroughs, The Mix Up and Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 were all recorded there as well.