Nashville, TN, October 17, 2016 – VeVa Sound, an industry-leading firm that works to preserve legacy recordings as well as provide artists and labels (including all the majors) with simple digital tools to facilitate ease of transfer, seamless 24/7 access, and quick and easy monetization, announces the opening of its first European office, a new facility in London, UK. This office, marking VeVa’s expansion to a global brand (and concurrent with the occasion of VeVa’s landmark 15th year in the industry), joins the company’s headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, along with dedicated offices in Los Angeles and New York. The London office is part of the campus of Metropolis Studios, at The Power House, 70 Chiswick High Rd, London W4 1SY, United Kingdom. Metropolis, known as one of Europe’s top independent professional recording studios, is also home to some of the best mastering engineers in the world, and has had a hand in the production of such acclaimed albums as The Verve’s Urban Hymns, Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, Queen’s Innuendo and Made in Heaven, Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and countless others.
Formerly operating as BMS/Chace, VeVa Sound recently adopted its current name as part of a new strategic business plan involving a multi-component relaunch and rebranding initiative to align the company’s name with its current solutions and future growth strategy. These efforts represent significantly expanded business endeavors (including international) and a heightened media presence.
As VeVa Sound enters its 15th year, it not only implements industry standards, but creates them, for archiving and metadata collection adopted throughout the industry, working closely with such organizations as DDEX (Digital Data Exchange), The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, the Library of Congress, the Audio Engineering Society, NDSA and more. Simply put, no other company is currently doing what VeVa Sound is doing, with its wide reach, turnkey service and industry-defining methodology. VeVa Sound helps artists and labels preserve and access their recorded work, and via its intuitive searchable online database, VeVa provides simple-to-use tools that verify, validate and help monetize recordings, both new and legacy. On the eve of this key anniversary, the company has been expanding all of these services, as well as embarking on new initiatives and a more visible presence in the industry and global media at large.
Company President John Spencer and Director of Engineering John Sarappo founded BMS/Chace in Nashville in September 2002 and began assembling the firm’s core team of professionals, including Deborah DeLoach, who was added to the management team in 2004. In January 2006, operations expanded to New York City, and to Los Angeles in October 2008. In February 2009, the firm unveiled the online platform, Asset Connect, allowing clients to access all metadata and corresponding master files associated with their projects – an unprecedented service that has reshaped how the industry monetizes its content. The fall of 2016 sees the opening of the London office, as well as the upcoming roll-out of a new digital platform.
Deborah DeLoach, VeVa Sound Vice President and head of European Division, remarks, “The opening of our London office represents, and coincides with, VeVa’s major expansion in 2016. The past 15 years have presented us with significant shifts in the music industry, and it is a mark of honor that VeVa Sound and its previous iteration have been able to adapt to changing tides, and indeed help steer the ship and serve our clients by offering comprehensive, intuitive tools for monetization and archiving. We are proud to be a trusted partner to our clients, and we look forward to the next 15 years and beyond, and the London facility will help us expand our operations in a huge way.”
For more information, please visit www.vevasound.com.
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Photo caption 1: VeVa Sound logo
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Photo caption 2: Deborah DeLoach, VeVa Sound Vice President and head of European Division
About VeVa Sound
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Nashville, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London, VeVa Sound works to preserve legacy recordings as well as provide artists and labels with simple digital tools to facilitate ease of transfer, seamless 24/7 access, and quick and easy monetization. Previously operating as BMS/Chace, VeVa Sound works with and supports the industry to verify, validate and archive recorded material. Furthermore, the company’s executive staff provides transparency and creates and implements global standards for archiving and metadata collection adopted throughout the industry, working closely with such organizations as DDEX, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, the Library of Congress, the Audio Engineering Society, NDSA and more.