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#IfIHadSpace? India asked for it, and got it — YouTube Space Mumbai now open

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Lights, camera—action!

Musicians Aakash Gandhi and Ash King stumble upon a magical doorway to YouTube Space Mumbai
Musicians Aakash Gandhi and Ash King stumble upon a magical doorway to YouTube Space Mumbai

Back in August we announced that we were partnering with renowned film school Whistling Woods International (WWI) to open YouTube Space Mumbai. We asked Indians: what would you do #IfIHadSpace? People responded overwhelmingly on social media with sci fi shorts, action films, and of course, many, many music videos. Now, we are finally ready to unveil the Space, opening the doors to India’s YouTube creators and nurturing the next wave of entertainment talent for Bollywood and beyond. 

Check out this musical number by YouTube creator, pianist and composer 88 Keys to Euphoria’s Aakash Gandhi, together with his collaborators Ash King and Shashaa Tirupati which was released today on YouTube to coincide with the Space's opening. It was shot entirely on campus and is the first official production of the Space.
Billie Jean | Jiya Re (Mashup Cover) - Aakash Gandhi (ft Ash King & Shashaa Tirupati)

YouTube’s new home for creators in Mumbai is a 1400 square foot space within WWI’s sprawling production complex, which includes a 400 square foot studio, a lounge and workshop space for creators to relax and socialize in, and an edit bay with two machines that are capable of 4K editing. There will also be a small office for our staff on campus, to interact not only with YouTube creators, but with the students at Whistling Woods. In addition, YouTube creators will have access to Whistling Woods’ sound stages and post-production facilities, including two fully-equipped professional studios over 3000 square feet each. 

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    The creators’ lounge at YouTube Space Mumbai
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    The doors are about to open...
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    With Subhash Ghai (center), founder and Chairman of Whistling Woods International, at today's opening of the Space

At the YouTube Space, creators can learn from industry experts and attend workshops to hone their YouTube know-how and production skills. They'll be able to book use of the YouTube Space after they have taken an initial orientation class called “Unlock the Space.” Stay informed about the latest goings on at YouTube Space Mumbai at, by following us on Twitter @youtubespacemum, or sign up for our newsletter here.

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