After a series of delays, Warner Music Group is finally taking over the Ford Factory Building. Last week the company announced that it will relocate into the five-story Arts District structure at 777 S. Santa Fe Ave. in two phases.
Warner/Chappell, its publishing branch, will arrive first, starting on Feb. 25. Warner Bros. Records (including staff for Atlantic, Rhino and other labels) will set up on March 18. Shorenstein Properties acquired and renovated the 1912 edifice, which formerly served as a Ford plant, and turned it into a campus with creative office space.
In 2016, Warner Music Group announced it would lease the entire 254,000-square-foot building and relocate its headquarters from Burbank to Downtown. The company has a 13-year lease on the property.