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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/

22 Aug 2019 | Press release

Tileyard Music has appointed Neil Hughes as its new Managing Director

Neil Hughes will be working with the co-founders of the business Michael Harwood, Charlie Arme, Paul Kempe and Nick Keynes to continue to grow the business into one of the leading independent music companies in the world. Prior to joining Tileyard...more

22 Aug 2019 | Press release

The 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize

Awards Show is on Thursday, 19 September 2019 at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith Awards Show to be hosted by BBC Music's Lauren Laverne and broadcast on BBC TV and radio  2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize announces initial line-up of live performances for the...more

21 Aug 2019 | Press release

Honeyblood, Rachael Dadd, Squid and Tawiah among the latest 17 artists to receive support from PRS Foundation’s Momentum Music Fund

Next deadline for applications is 11th September 2019PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, together with PPL, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Invest NI, Spotify and...more

21 Aug 2019 | Press release

AWAL Partners With Indie Label Juicebox Recordings & Signs Franc Moody & Joe Hertz

London’s Prolific Tastemaker Label and Brand, Juicebox Recordings Signs Multi-faceted Deal With AWAL Recordings AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced worldwide recordings deals with artists Franc Moody and Joe Hertz formalising AWAL's partnership with Juicebox Recordings. The deal will leverage...more

21 Aug 2019 | Press release

Ditto Music announces global Ditto X Conference Tour for 2019

DITTO CEO LEE PARSONS & SPECIAL GUESTS TO MEET WITH & COACH LOCAL UNSIGNED ARTISTS IN 25 CITIES WORLDWIDE   INITIAL SPEAKERS INCLUDE BBC INTRODUCING’S SHELL ZENNER | AJ TRACY’S MANAGER ANDY MUSGRAVE | MOSTACK’S MANAGER SHANE MIZERMILLI | DITTO MUSIC CEO LEE...more

21 Aug 2019 | Press release

BBC announces exclusive film with Dolly Parton as part of a Country Music season this autumn

With exclusive access, Dolly’s Country (working title) comes to BBC Two this autumn as part of a season of programmes putting a spotlight on country music. On BBC Four, Country Music is a star-studded eight-part series by Ken Burns. Highlights...more

21 Aug 2019 | Press release

Stormzy, Charli XCX and HAIM added to bill for Radio 1's Live Lounge Month 2019

The full line up for Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month 2019 has been unveiled, with Stormzy, Charli XCX and HAIM among the raft of incredible acts set to perform throughout September.  The latest additions join the bill alongside Taylor Swift, Lana...more

21 Aug 2019 | Press release

The Orchard launches Tokyo office

Expansion provides substantial growth opportunity for the independent sector in second-largest global music marketThe Orchard, the global leader in independent music distribution and artist and label services, announced today that it is expanding into Japan, the second largest music market...more

21 Aug 2019 | Press release

Beatsource Welcomes World Renowned DJ and Producer, A-Trak, to Board

Beatsource, the new digital music service for open-format DJs, announced that Alain Macklovitch (pka A-Trak) has joined its Board of Managers. Beatsource, a joint venture between Beatport and DJcity, is launching its online download store in September.“Genre-specific stores don’t reflect...more

20 Aug 2019 | Press release

Seven UK acts will play at this year’s Zandari Festa as part of Sound City Korea 2019.

Seven UK acts will play at this year’s Zandari Festa as part of Sound City Korea 2019. The Sherlocks, Wooze, Too Many T’s, TXT, The Tea Street Band, Scarlet and Two Weeks In Nashville have all been chosen to make the...more

20 Aug 2019 | Press release

Hipgnosis acquires catalogue from The Chainsmokers

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 The Chainsmokers, ...more

20 Aug 2019 | Press release

Apple Music launches Shazam Discovery Top 50 Chart

Apple Music today launched Shazam Discovery Top 50 (link), a weekly global ranking of 50 artists on the move and their trending track.   With 20 million Shazams each day and over 1 billion downloads of its app across the world, Shazam...more

19 Aug 2019 | Press release

Spotify announces the launch of its upgraded Spotify Premium Family plan

Spotify announces the launch of its upgraded Spotify Premium Family plan that gives families even more ways to make enjoying music as a family even better -- and all for the same price of $/£14.99. The updated Spotify Premium Family...more

19 Aug 2019 | Press release

Faber Music joins IMPEL

Faber Music - one of the most influential publishers of contemporary classical music in the world – has joined IMPEL. Founded in 1965 as a sister company to the distinguished book publisher Faber And Faber, Faber Music is now one of...more

16 Aug 2019 | Press release

Pivotal music conference announces its full line-up of panels

Pivotal has now announced it’s full lineup of panels featuring content from ACM, The Association of Independent Music (AIM), The Featured Artists Coalition, AWAL, Complete Music Update (CMU), The Music Producers Guild (MPG) and VS Podcast. The panels include topics...more

16 Aug 2019 | Press release

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award announce the highly anticipated 2019 shortlist

TEN ALBUMS NOW IN THE RUNNING FOR £20K PRIZE AND COVETED TITLE OF SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR     The Shortlist for this year’s Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award has been officially revealed ahead of next month’s final award ceremony at the Assembly Rooms in...more

16 Aug 2019 | Press release

CD Baby and Bandzoogle announce new partnership

CD Baby’s HostBaby is partnering with leading music-oriented web hosting provider Bandzoogle.  It’s a perfect match: Two committed independent music companies, founded and run by musicians, whose mission is to better serve the DIY and self-managed artists in a shifting digital...more

16 Aug 2019 | Press release

PUMA takes over Spotify's Who We Be podcast and drops exclusive athlete playlists in platform first.

Spotify is bringing together the best of music and sports culture with a new, first-to-market partnership with global sports brand PUMA. The multifaceted takeover, ‘Find Your Flow’, creates a space on Spotify for audiences to engage with PUMA and their network...more

16 Aug 2019 | Press release

AWAL inks partnership with Brian Kelley and Tyle Hubbard's newly-formed Round Here Records.

AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced a worldwide partnership with Round Here Records, a newly-formed label created by trailblazing Florida Georgia Line superstars Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard.  Founded as a new branch of the creative vision which also includes Kelley...more

15 Aug 2019 | Press release

CCUK Get It Right next phase consumer education campaign

- Caspar Lee & Snoochie Shy kick off new video series highlighting our shared love of creative content and the true cost of piracy- Creative industries initiative encouraging fans to value the creative process and to access content legallyGet It...more

15 Aug 2019 | Press release

Bauer Media launch further seven radio stations and KISS Life podcast series

Bauer Media are today unveiling the next step in their digital audio innovation product strategy, launching seven new radio stations from existing brands; KISS, Kerrang! Radio and heat Radio, and a brand-new KISS topical podcast series.Providing a deeper genre-specific listen or distinctive...more

15 Aug 2019 | Press release

UK Music warns A-level figures reveal “deepening crisis” facing music teaching and UK’s world-leading orchestras

UK Music chief executive Michael Dugher warned of a “deepening crisis” facing A-level music after the latest results today (Thursday) revealed a 5.8 per cent drop in the number of pupils taking the subject in England.The new figures from examinations...more

15 Aug 2019 | Press release

Dave Pichilingi has added to his role at Modern Sky Entertainment to head up the company’s US operation alongside the UK office

Dave Pichilingi has added to his role at Modern Sky Entertainment to head up the company’s US operation alongside the UK office. With the new title of CEO UK & North America, Pichilingi will divide his time between Modern Sky’s Liverpool...more

15 Aug 2019 | Press release

Independent Venue Week (IVW) launches a new one-day event, Independents Day in partnership with Harman

The team behind Independent Venue Week (IVW) launches a new one-day event, Independents Day in partnership with Harman, in London on Tuesday 20th August 2019.  Created in response to recent requests from participating venues to be able to meet up with...more

15 Aug 2019 | Press release

Sony/ATV signs deal to represent Scott Weiland’s Stone Temple Pilots song catalog

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal to represent the late Scott Weiland’s song catalog with Stone Temple Pilots. Weiland co-founded the influential California alternative rock band and was the co-writer and frontman for their first six albums. This sequence...more

15 Aug 2019 | Press release

Colours, a new multi-arts bar +club is coming to Hoxton this September.

The team behind much-loved London venues Queen of Hoxton, The Book Club and Brighton’s Patterns are opening a brand new multi-arts-bar + club Colours in Hoxton, East London in September. Set to explode into Hoxton Square with a programme of wild...more

14 Aug 2019 | Press release

Charles Caldas Named Indie Champion & Allen Kovac Takes Innovator Award at AIM Awards

AJ Tracey, Calpurnia, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Gerry Cinnamon and IDLES shortlisted for ‘Best Live Act’  Final tables remaining; limited tickets to the live show and after-party available here: http://bit.ly/2M4Brl9  With under a month until the AIM Independent Music Awards kicks...more

14 Aug 2019 | Press release

Museum of London to host The Clash: London Calling

Exclusive free exhibit of over 100 items from the band's archive    The Clash: London Calling  Museum of London 15 November 2019 – Spring 2020 FREE   When The Clash's third album 'London Calling' was released in the winter of 1979 it was clear that the band had made an instant...more

14 Aug 2019 | Press release

AWAL and PRS Foundation Partner for Women Make Music Fund

AWAL Dedicates £50,000 & Mentoring Programme to Find and Support Outstanding Women Music Creators AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company, today announced a year-long partnership with PRS Foundation for its flagship fund, Women Make Music, which offers grants to support the development of...more

14 Aug 2019 | Press release

Iceland Airwaves announces Airwaves Pro, a music conference connecting creative professionals from all over the world.

Conference produced by Iceland Airwaves with the cooperation of Iceland Music, STEF, Reykjavik Music City, Firestarter and MIT Bootcamps. Airwaves Pro is supported with funding from Nordic Culture Fund. Iceland Airwaves announces Airwaves Pro, a music conference connecting creative professionals from...more

22 Aug 2019

21 Aug 2019

  • Apple Music launches Shazam Discovery Top 50 (see Digital)

  • Spotify tests 'Stories' for its Playlists (see Digital)

20 Aug 2019

  • Spotify upgrades Premium Family plan (see Digital)

  • Hipgnosis acquires catalogue from the Chainsmokers (see Deals)

19 Aug 2019

  • Superstruct Entertainment invests in Germany’s International Concert Service (ICS) (see Business)

  • Chance the Rapper hits 1bn streams on SoundCloud (see Digital)

16 Aug 2019

  • Kiss Group Programme Director Andy Roberts leaves Bauer (see Media)

  • Streaming services file appeal over Copyright Royalty Board's mechanical rate determination (see News)

15 Aug 2019

  • RIAA research highlights scale of counterfeiting via online store sales (see News)

  • Bauer Media launch seven new radio stations (see Media)

14 Aug 2019

  • Plácido Domingo accused of sexual harassment (see News)

13 Aug 2019

  • Tencent Music Entertainment Group announced Q2 financial results (see Business)

12 Aug 2019

  • HMV’s unsecured creditors to receive almost nothing following 2018 administration (see Business)

  • HMV's market share for physical entertainment products dropped 3.3% in Q2 (see News)

09 Aug 2019

  • UK music sales rose by 9.9% in the first half of 2019 (see News)

  • Apple Music launches free analytics tool (see Digital)