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WE ARE THE WORLD LEADERS IN MUSIC ARCHIVAL AND MUSIC PRESERVATION


VERIFY. VALIDATE. ARCHIVE.

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WE ARE THE WORLD LEADERS IN MUSIC ARCHIVAL AND MUSIC PRESERVATION


VERIFY. VALIDATE. ARCHIVE.

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Overview


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Overview


VeVa Sound (formerly BMS/Chace LLC) was founded in 2002 in Nashville, TN. For the past 14 years we have worked to define, create and implement the standards for how sound recordings are preserved and monetized. Through partnerships with The Recording Academy, The Library of Congress, DDEX, NDSA and NDIIP, we are actively at the forefront creating technologies which allow our clients to preserve and monetize their assets in the fast paced and ever changing music industry.

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Collect & Preserve


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Collect & Preserve


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Verify

Have Your Assets? Verify That You Do.

Music is made with passion and meant to be loved, enjoyed and remembered forever. At VeVa Sound, we are passionate to the point of perfection with preserving artistry in all forms. In fact, we have it down to a science.

We created the technology that has become the baseline for a global industry standard for the comprehensive verification, preservation and data management of audio and video assets.

With sophisticated internal software tools and a structured consistent methodology, we verify, validate, restore and catalog everything -- from new master recordings, video, audio, photos – essentially anything an artist, label or content owner wants to preserve, monetize, and have access to for all time.

Validate

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due.

Music knows no boundaries. It reaches into the soul, brings people together and lifts us up. Today, it also spans the globe in a heartbeat. That’s why it’s so important make sure your irreplaceable audio and video assets are valid -- not just for many years to come -- but far into the future.

At VeVa Sound we enhance the value of any audio or video catalog and never stop working to ensure its long-term survival. Whether you’re an established artist, a DIY, a record label, or an institutional archive, we can help you secure your assets with state of the art services and tools for archival preservation, fast access, and metadata capture and deployment.

Our various enterprise-class hardware and software options offer you the best and most economical decisions for ongoing preservation and immediate access to all your assets.

Archive

In It For The Long Haul.
 

Today’s artists and performers generate unprecedented amounts of carefully crafted work. Music, video, photos, mixed media – yesterday, today and tomorrow – legacies that deserve to be properly preserved.

At VeVa Sound, our unique enterprise-class data management techniques and metadata tools ensure the usefulness, sustainability and value of any catalog.

Our state of the art technology and highly skilled engineers, coupled with real-world workflow expertise, makes sure that nothing is ever lost along the way. High quality transfers and migration to digital preservation file-sets are available from any source, including at risk or deteriorating media and obsolete formats.

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Access & Monetize


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Access & Monetize


VeVa Sound is uniquely equipped to help entertainment companies, artists and institutions adapt to the ever-changing realities of the digital world. Our unparalleled experience in this business allows us to anticipate emerging revenue sources. Together, we'll make sure you're making the most your assets.

Does an advertiser, director, network or production company want your music for a TV show, commercial, movie or other artistic use? Through VeVa Sound, you’re able to immediately provide necessary content to maximize your media exposure and fast-forward your future earnings via our custom built online platform, Asset Connect. Access is a powerful tool that is of paramount importance for the artist and label alike. Asset Connect allows our clients ease of access to their work with a few taps of the keyboard.

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.

 

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Legacy


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Legacy


Making The Old New

VeVa Sound has always championed the importance of preserving legacy recordings. From small collections to large archives of major recording artists, whether they be analog or digital, VeVa Sound is capable of transferring media from over 100 playback mediums. While the legacy playback machines are rapidly deteriorating, over the course of the past decade, our collection is growing. We now incorporate not only professional formats like DAT, DASH and PD, but also MDM formats (ADAT and DA-88/98), as well as backup tapes made with Mezzo and Retrospect software. VeVa’s impeccable analog machines and transfer practices  have sought out clients from companies and major artists spanning the globe preserving some of the best selling music in history.

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Technology


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Technology


BringING You The State Of The ArT

Cutting-Edge Hardware, Software and Archival Practices

VeVa Sound is the only company in the world who archives sound recordings down to the multi-track file level. VeVa’s technology, archival practices and level of granularity is unparalleled in the industry. Not only are your mixes and documents secure, but each and every file that went into the creation of your song is uniquely identified and archived. During this process all files are non-destructively associated with a unique key from which they can be uniquely identified. All digital preservations files are assigned a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) inserted into the bext-chunk header of each digital preservation file, linking each file permanently to the extensively validated metadata set created during the archival process. VeVa creates and supplies MD5-checksums for each preservation file, which are incorporated into the metadata database. Both GUID and MD5 values are provided to our clients and are easily searchable via Asset Connect.

Systems Integration
 

VeVa Sound can be positioned within any level of an existing technology stack. Our robust northbound and southbound APIs allow for simple upstream and downstream integrations, which strengthen the value of your assets. Our detailed metadata linkage, residing in decoupled database from the digital preservation file set, allows instant adaptation to new royalty requirements as they arise and ensuring the corresponding metadata information is current without ever having to touch the archived digital preservation file sets.

Metadata Capture and Deployment

VeVa President John Spencer chairs the DDEX Studio Metadata Working Group, to create a global standard for the collection of performer, role, descriptive, and technical metadata. Being at the forefront of all the latest discussions regarding music technology, our clients are always notified and advised on the best practices as they emerge to keep your catalog current.

Asset Connect

Asset Connect is the world’s leading asset management platform utilized by a myriad of people. Ranging from the largest music companies, to independent labels and individual artists, to organize, manage and access their catalog. Asset Connect is accessible on both desktop and mobile devices which allows our clients easy access to all of the business and technical metadata associated with their assets. We custom-tailor our proprietary software to each client’s unique specifications.

 

Future-proof

VeVa Sound can create a variety of specialized software, custom tailored to each client's needs. Our tools enhance the capture of a rich set of documentation and metadata, and we never forget that it is your data. Our open-source output enables all assets to conform to a wide variety of existing and emerging metadata standards and to remain easily accessible in the future using open-source file sets and database structures rather than proprietary systems that can vanish. Institutions with existing archival database can expect a seamless electronic transfer of metadata, and collections without an existing database can take advantage of our experience in creating custom database environments.

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Future-proof Documentation

VeVa Sound stores all client project metadata in a standardized format (schema) created in conjunction with the Library of Congress and has been adopted into DDEX. Future-proof archival migration and documentation 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.

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Clients


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Clients


COMPANIES


ARTISTS


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About


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About


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John Spencer
President

John Spencer has widespread experience and visibility both in the music industry and in archival preservation and enterprise class information technology. Since 1978, he has been involved in many facets of high-technology professional audio and video. As our president and the ambassador at large for VeVa Sound, John promotes structured metadata collection to media companies and institutions worldwide. His efforts led to a 3-year partnership with the Library of Congress, strategically focused on metadata best practices for the commercial recording industry.

John was formally educated at Middle Tennessee State University, graduating with Honors with a B.A Mass Communications, 1982.

Professional Associations:

  • The Recording Academy P&E Wing National Advisory Council, Nashville chapter Advisory Council and co-chair of the Deliverables Committee
  • Chairman of the DDEX Working Group for Studio metadata (www.ddex.net), setting global end-to-end standards for commercial recordings
  • AES (Audio Engineering Society) Studio Practices/ Production Technical Committee and the Digital Libraries Technical Committee
  • AMIA (Association of Moving Image Archivists)
  • ARSC (Association of Recorded Sound Collections) Technical Committee
  • NRPB (National Recording Preservation Board) Digital Audio Preservation and Standards Task Force
  • National Digital Stewardship Alliance (Library of Congress) charter member - Coordinating (the lead committee), Standards, and Infrastructure Committees

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Deborah DeLoach
Vice President

Deborah established our East Coast office and now resides in Nashville, where she oversees client management in the New York, Los Angeles and Nashville offices. Deborah advises many label executives, producers, engineers and artists seeking archival and asset management solutions. As our senior archival engineer, she continues to work on data integrity and sees to the efficiency and evolution of our internal systems and processes. She has several hundred albums under her belt, having completed the verification, archival migration, metadata generation, and asset documentation for each one single-handedly.

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Recording Industry Production Technology, Deborah is a recording engineer and post-production engineer.

Professional Associations:

  • The Recording Academy Grammy P&E Wing - member
  • Member of the DDEX Working Group for Studio metadata (www.ddex.net), setting global end-to-end standards for commercial recordings
  • Audio Engineering Society (AES) - member
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) – writer

John Sarappo
Director Of Engineering

A 25-year veteran of the pro audio industry, John leads database development and implementation, process engineering, and project management operations. He also oversees the upkeep and operation of all legacy recording equipment, both analog and digital. John splits his time between NYC, LA and Nashville to ensure that all systems are functioning and that internal processes remain consistent and efficient.

John is expert in relational database theory and practice, and has been
developing database solutions for over 20 years. He is versed in FileMaker, Access, Excel, Visual Basic, C++, SQL, Postgres, XML, and other scripting languages.

Following 10 years as a Systems Engineer in the defense industry, John’s audio
career has encompassed numerous positions in a wide range of technical roles,
including: Freelance Recording Engineer, Service Technician, Technical Writer, Director of Customer Services at Alesis Studio Electronics, and Product Specialist at Otari
Corporation. John graduated from Drexel University with a B.S. in Electrical
Engineering in 1982 and from Trebas Institute in 1989 with a Certificate in Recording Engineering.

Professional Associations:

  • Member of the DDEX Working Group for Studio metadata (www.ddex.net), setting global end-to-end standards for commercial recordings
  • Audio Engineering Society (AES) - member

Narima Miller
SENIOR Director Of Label Services

Narima oversees the NYC office and is the liaison with all label A&R administrators in the city.  She also handles media asset verification, archival migration and database organization, and project management.

A Recording Arts graduate of Full Sail University, Narima spent 5 years in recording engineering, client relations and administrative duties at Quad Recording studios NYC.


Hayley Abell
Director of Label Services

Hayley oversees the LA office and is the liaison with all label A&R administrators in the city. She also handles media asset verification, archival migration and database organization, and project management.

 A Recording Arts graduate of Full Sail University, Hayley is a musician, writer and audio engineer who has worked in live sound and at multiple recording studios in Los Angeles, most recently at Glenwood Place Studios. 


Derek McGinley
Archival Engineer- Los Angeles

Derek handles and asset verification, archival migration, and metadata creation in our Los Angeles office.

A musician and engineer, Derek has worked in live sound, engineering at multiple recording studios in Los Angeles. As a drummer, he’s played and toured. In his free time he enjoys playing and exploring different drums and styles from Taiko drums and tension field drums. Derek is a graduate of Full Sail University with a B.S. in Recording Arts.


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Daydra Soto-Rivas
Archival Engineer - New York

Daydra handles asset verification, archival migration, and metadata creation in our New York office. An Audio Engineer from Lower East Side Manhattan, Daydra has spent the last four years engineering for numerous recording artists, while also engaging school-aged children in recording workshops at various studios within the NYC area. Daydra is honing her craft to become a well-rounded music industry professional and a role model for other aspiring female engineers.

Daydra is a graduate of Full Sail University with a B.S. in Recording Arts.


Todd Hungerford
Archival Engineer  - Nashville

Todd Hungerford is an audio engineer and a musician. In 2015, he graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, where he obtained a B.S. in Recording Industry, with a concentration in Audio Production. He has spent the past 15 years playing guitar, and the past 6 years recording in his home studio. An Idaho native, Todd enjoys camping, backpacking, and reading in his spare time. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society.

At VeVa Sound, Todd handles asset verification, archival migration, and metadata creation in our Nashville office.


Lauren Dempsey
Director of Accounting

Lauren Dempsey is a graduate of Belmont University with a degree in Business Administration with the emphasis in music business.  At VeVa Sound, Lauren oversees bookkeeping for all locations. She handles the invoicing for the major labels and all other clients. Lauren manages the day-to-day account activity within VeVa Sound. In Lauren’s free time she enjoys reading.


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Contact


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Contact


Los Angeles

Westwind Media
100 West Alameda Ave, Ste #4
Burbank, CA 91502

P. 818.972.9000

Nashville


1801 8th Ave South, Ste #200
Nashville, TN 37213

P. 615.385.1251
 

New York

Paramount Building
1501 Broadway, Ste #1808A
New York, NY 10036

P. 646.454.9726