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VEVA Sound, a leader in music preservation and archiving, relocated its Los Angeles headquarters from Burbank to United Recording in Hollywood. The relocation reflects the company’s commitment to establish a home base at the epicenter of the Los Angeles music scene.

VEVA Sound will occupy a recently renovated second-floor executive suite that once housed Frank Sinatra’s office when his Reprise Records label resided at United Recording.

“We were looking for a label-agnostic studio in Los Angeles and United Recording was the obvious choice,” explained Drew Waters, Vice President, VEVA Sound Los Angeles. “United Recording has been around for 60 years and is one of those rare studios that remains relevant and revered by high profile artists.”

“We’re pleased to welcome VEVA Sound to United Recording,” said Rob Goodchild, United Recording’s studio manager. “The renovation of our second floor comprises of three new executive suites, enabling us to provide a symbiotic environment to talented members of the music community like VEVA Sound and other leading companies seeking to operate under the United banner. We’re excited to work together and advocate for important recording industry initiatives.”

VEVA Sound has worked to define, create and implement industry standards for how sound recordings are verified, validated, preserved and enter the digital supply chain. The company services frontline releases for all three major labels.

Through partnerships with The Recording Academy, The Library of Congress, DDEX, NDSA and NDIIP, VEVA Sound creates technologies that allow clients to identify and properly credit their music collections, whether legacy recordings stored on analog or digital tape or current born digital projects. Through the use of their platforms and technology, clients can view, access and report on their information at any time.

“We work with audio assets post-recording so it makes sense for us to center ourselves in a studio that has a steady flow of artists, their teams and associated labels,” added Waters. “This ‘strategic serendipity’ positions us in a mutually beneficial setting to interact with many facets of the industry. Labels are always seeking turnkey solutions and what better place to have that solution than at United Recording.”
 
VEVA’s future-proof archival migration and the corresponding metadata ensures that all assets will be available now and in the future, effectively countering the rapid software and hardware obsolescence and high probability of media failure that puts all modern audio and video recordings at high risk.
 
VEVA has recently released a free DAW-agnostic plugin (SCP- Studio Collect Plugin) that tracks detailed session information (metadata) that travels with all session collaborators and exports a valid DDEX RIN file, so your metadata can travel into the industry using the global standard defined by DDEX.
Learn more at: www.vevasound.com/

24 Apr 2019 | Press release

Townsend gains German chart eligibility in D2C first

Company celebrating its 20th year in D2CNew, centralised retail website now launched Townsend Music has become the first D2C company to gain direct chart eligibility in Germany. It does so as it celebrates its 20th year in the D2C business with...more

24 Apr 2019 | Press release

Warner Music opens office in Peru

Warner Music has opened a new affiliate in Peru, one of the fastest-growing music markets in Latin America.  Warner Music Peru will be based in Lima and headed by Country Manager Angela Sarmiento Vera.  Sarmiento Vera is heading the operation after...more

24 Apr 2019 | Press release

CTM buys Ross Campbell catalogue, including hit Push The Feeling On

Successful Scottish composer and original Nightcrawlers band member Ross Campbellhas sold his publishing catalogue to CTM. Most important song in this music catalogue is 'Push the feeling on', released in 1992 by the Nightcrawlers, one of the very few timeless house music standards...more

24 Apr 2019 | Press release

Brighton Music Conference has announced a Morales livestream and BBC Newsbeat broadcast from the BA1360 pod, plus Boiler Room collaboration at The Arch and BMC Beach Clean.

Brighton Music Conference has announced a Morales livestream and BBC Newsbeat broadcast from the BA1360 pod, plus Boiler Room collaboration at The Arch and BMC Beach Clean.   (BMC19) in association with Scan Pro Audio has announced that David Morales will be...more

24 Apr 2019 | Press release

Nominations announced for The Ivors 2019

The Ivors Academy today announce the nominations for The Ivors 2019. The winners will be revealed at a star-studded ceremony at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 23rd May. The Ivors, now in their 64th year, celebrate, honour and reward...more

24 Apr 2019 | Press release

Pink Sweat$ announced as Apple Music Up Next Artist

Up Next Short Shot on iPhone XS to Debut Exclusively on Apple Music on April 30Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe premieres TODAYPink Sweat$ to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on May 7 Apple Music today announces R&B sensation Pink Sweat$...more

24 Apr 2019 | Press release

AWAL Expands Artist Marketing Team To Foster Brand Partnerships For AWAL Artists And Labels

Thomas Fiss Hired as Vice President of Strategic Marketing in North America AWAL, Kobalt’s recordings company, today announced the hiring of Thomas Fiss as vice president, strategic marketing, North America. Based in AWAL’s Los Angeles office, Fiss will oversee creative multichannel...more

24 Apr 2019 | Press release

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Grammy-winning songwriter, artist and producer Mustard to a worldwide deal

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Grammy-winning songwriter, artist and producer Mustard to a worldwide deal.  One of the hottest and most influential hit-makers in contemporary R&B and hip-hop, LA-based Mustard has worked with artists including YG, Rihanna, 2 Chainz, Drake, Migos,...more

24 Apr 2019 | Press release

Ally McCrae and Sophie Paluch launch new ten-part podcast series about the secrets of music management

“How Did You Manage That?” kicks off Wednesday April 24th - featuring an exclusive one-hour interview with The 1975’s manager Jamie Oborne (All On Red)Produced in partnership with the Music Managers Forum, and sponsored and supported by AWAL Available to...more

23 Apr 2019 | Press release

BBC Radio 1 to tour the North East ahead of Big Weekend

BBC Radio 1 will host a number of outreach sessions in schools, colleges, universities and community centres across the North East in the run up to Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Middlesbrough.  Comprising of a schools tour, a takeover of Middlesbrough College, and a...more

23 Apr 2019 | Press release

IMPEL names Sarah Williams as CEO

Music and entertainment lawyer joins newly independent organisationIMPEL publishers had a share in 7 of the UK’s Top 10 albums in 2018 The newly independent IMPEL has named music lawyer Sarah Williams as its CEO.IMPEL (Independent Music Publishers’ E-Licensing) Collective Management...more

23 Apr 2019 | Press release

Silva Screen Music Group acquires Sirocco jazz catalogue

A welcome return of a much loved and respected Jazz label.On 1st May 2019, Sirocco will be joining Silva Screen Music Group’s highly acclaimed jazz labels, CMP and Hip Bop. Unavailable both digitally and physically for four years (including vinyl...more

23 Apr 2019 | Press release

Hipgnosis acquires catalogue from Starrah

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (“Hipgnosis” or the “Company”)Acquisition of Music Catalogue   The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a music catalogue from Brittany Hazzard, aka...more

23 Apr 2019 | Press release

Latin independent powerhouse Del Records enters into new global partnership with BMG

Leading Latin independent powerhouse DEL Records has entered into a new long-term global partnership with BMG. Under the new agreement, BMG will serve as the exclusive worldwide publishing administrator for each of DEL's publishing entities DEL Melodies (BMI), DEL World Songs...more

22 Apr 2019 | Press release

Kobalt signs worldwide publishing deal with global DJ duo Loud Luxury

Canadian DJs and Producers Ink Deal Amid International Success of Acclaimed Hit “Body” and Over 650 Million Streams Kobalt has announced an exclusive worldwide agreement with electronic producers and DJs Loud Luxury, which consists of Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace. The...more

19 Apr 2019 | Press release

Allman Betts Band sign to BMG to release debut album

The Allman Betts Band have signed a new global recording agreement with BMG to release their forthcoming debut album Down To The River. Led by Devon Allman, son of founding Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and singer, Gregg Allman, and Duane...more

18 Apr 2019 | Press release

EU Parliament green lights bot ban in first move against online ticket touting

Landmark ruling is EU’s first action to regulate ticket resale Ticket resellers must also declare if they are a professional sellerPaves the way for further harmonisation of touting laws across Europe, seen as critical to bringing secondary platforms to heelMove follows...more

18 Apr 2019 | Press release

Global music community prevails in winning the rights to the .MUSIC domain extension

DotMusic Limited (www.music.us) announces that their global music community application for the .MUSIC registry prevailed. ICANN will award DotMusic the rights to the .MUSIC top-level domain name extension and move to contracting soon. Other applicants for .MUSIC included global companies, Google...more

18 Apr 2019 | Press release

Enjoy YouTube Music free on Google Home speakers

Listening to music on your Google Home speaker right out-of-the-box seems too good to be true, right? It’s not—starting today, YouTube Music is offering a free, ad-supported experience on Google Home speakers (or other Google Assistant-powered speakers).  Need a groove to...more

18 Apr 2019 | Press release

IMS Ibiza announces full 2019 speakers: Klas Bergling (Avicii's Father), Zane Lowe & Professor Green

Klas Bergling on the vision and goals for the Tim Bergling Foundation supporting mental health and suicide prevention Zane Lowe talks about Apple Music, its global livestream Beats 1 and the multiple opportunities within the service for electronic music. Exclusive Keynote...more

18 Apr 2019 | Press release

Kobalt have signed legendary singer-songwriter and keyboardist Michael McDonald

Kobalt announced that it had concluded a deal with legendary singer-songwriter and keyboardist Michael McDonald. The worldwide agreement includes administrative, creative and global synch services for all of McDonald’s catalogue and future works.  Said Kobalt Music Executive Vice President, Business Development,...more

18 Apr 2019 | Press release

Nova Twins, And So I Watch You From Afar, Joshua Burnside and Oscar Worldpeace among the latest 21 artists to receive support from PRS Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund

First two Liverpool based artists to receive Momentum Accelerator support Next deadline for applications 28th May 2019 PRS Foundation , the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, together with PPL, Creative...more

17 Apr 2019 | Press release

Blueprint Radio Starts New Podcast Division – Blueprint Pods.

Blueprint Radio, one of the UK’s leading independent national radio promotions companies, today announces it has formed a  new division specialising in podcasts  - Blueprint Pods.  Blueprint Pods is the UK’s first podcast led plugging service, where artists are matched with podcasts that...more

17 Apr 2019 | Press release

Spotify’s new London R&D Hub is open for business

Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, has opened a new Research and Development hub in its new London office.  The location of a Research and Development team in London marks the company’s first major tech centre outside of the US...more

17 Apr 2019 | Press release

UK Music is launching its annual creators in the music industry survey.

Be A Part of UK Music’s Annual Survey For Creators In The Music Industry! UK Music is today launching its annual creators in the music industry survey. The survey a key part of our influential annual report to assess the state of...more

17 Apr 2019 | Press release

PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development, announces the return of Flash Funding for Vinyl in association with Key Production Group.

- Flash Funding opportunity for emerging UK artists and bands to have 500x 12” vinyl made and receive release support - Decision panel to choose the four winners will take place live at The Great Escape 2019- Online portal open for...more

17 Apr 2019 | Press release

Ryan Press named President, A&R, US for Warner/Chappell Music

Creative Exec Is Key Member of Publisher’s Senior Management Team   Warner/Chappell Music has announced the promotion of Ryan Press to President, A&R, U.S. Press, who joined the publisher in 2009, has worked closely with an array of acclaimed songwriters and producers,...more

17 Apr 2019 | Press release

Universal Music Group and Wondery to jointly develop and produce podcasts

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, andWondery, the largest independent podcast publisher, today announced an agreement to develop premium original podcasts drawing upon the breadth and depth of UMG's renowned musical catalog as well as its iconic...more

16 Apr 2019 | Press release

CD Baby and Audible Magic team up to ensure quality partnership with artists and music services

Artist service provider CD Baby is partnering with Audible Magic – the music industry’s go-to expert in digital content identification, licensing, and monetization – to increase content protection for artists and labels. As part of the partnership, CD Baby will...more

15 Apr 2019 | Press release

UK Music backs drive to boost “long overdue” help for working parents.

UK Music has thrown its support behind a new Parliamentary move to reform shared parental leave.  UK Music CEO Michael Dugher welcomed Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson’s Bill that would compel the Government to make shared parental leave a “day...more

24 Apr 2019

  • Superstruct and Broadwick Live acquire Global festivals. (see Business)

  • IMPEL appoints Sarah Williams as CEO. (see News)

23 Apr 2019

  • Beyoncé strikes three-project deal with Netflix; Homecoming album plus Lemonade album now on streaming services. (see Digital)

18 Apr 2019

  • European Parliament bans bots that mass-purchase concert tickets. (see News)

17 Apr 2019

  • Spotify opens Research and Development hub in London. (see News)

16 Apr 2019

  • Universal reports strong Q1 results. (see Business)

  • Final adoption of the Copyright Directive approved. (see News)

15 Apr 2019

  • Hipgnosis Songs exceeds fundraising target. (see Business)

  • Amazon said to be launching a free, ad-supported music service. (see Digital)

12 Apr 2019

  • Entertainment One to acquire Audio Network. (see Business)

  • BBC Music launches on BBC.com in the US. (see Media)

11 Apr 2019

  • 7digital must raise more equity to “continue as a going concern". (see Business)

  • US songwriters organisation urges songwriters to "abandon" Spotify. (see News)

  • Daniel Ek interview suggests Spotify's move away from editorial playlists. (see News)

10 Apr 2019

  • Hit songwriters slam Spotify’s attempt to lower royalties. (See News)

  • Instrumental enters partnership with Coda. (see News)

  • Broadwick Live announce major new event space in London. (see News)

09 Apr 2019

  • One Media iP Group announce strong full year results. (see Business)

  • Call for venues to deal with sexual harassment incidents. (see News)

  • The Mighty Boosh named as Record Store Day ambassadors. (see News)