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VERIFY. VALIDATE. ARCHIVE.


Future proofing the present and restoring the past while validating and verifying the accuracy of all assets and credits.

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VERIFY. VALIDATE. ARCHIVE.


Future proofing the present and restoring the past while validating and verifying the accuracy of all assets and credits.

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Overview


Overview


VEVA Sound (formerly BMS/Chace LLC) was founded in 2002 in Nashville, TN. For the past 16 years we have worked to define, create and implement the standards for how sound recordings are preserved and monetized. In 2008, The Recording Academy's Producer and Engineers Wing partnered with VEVA Sound (formerly BMS/Chace) and The Library of Congress to create a standardized protocol for music-related metadata that would travel with recorded music projects from inception to archive. Other partners in this project include many of our clients: UMG, Sony, EMI and Disney Music Group. The output of this project was a schema we created that was then adopted into DDEX. This schema is the underlying foundation of the DDEX RIN message. We are so proud to have been involved in the inception of efforts to define how studio metadata and credits are used within the Digital Supply Chain.

Read more about our longevity and work with these organizations in the Recording Academy's press release: here. Through these partnerships with The Library of Congress, DDEX, The Music Business Association, The Recording Academy, NDSA and NDIIP, we are actively at the forefront creating technologies which allow our clients to identify and properly credit their music collections, whether they be legacy recordings stored on analog or digital tape or current born digital projects. Working closely with our clients within the major labels, A&R, A&R Administrators, producers and engineers for over a decade, VEVA Sound has the expertise, experience and knowledge to build and maintain technology that has been used and vetted by thousands of clients. Our platform, Asset Connect, is the leading asset management system built specifically for the music industry and is used by major labels in North America and Europe.

VEVA Sound is excited to release their latest technology built for entirely for producers and engineers. The Studio Collect Suite which includes a comprehensive platform will be released in the fall of 2018. Available now is the free DAW agnostic plugin, SCP (click on SCP in the navigation bar above to download). This plugin can be used within the recording session to collect your credits, while you record and travels with your session. It also exports a valid DDEX RIN file, so your metadata can travel into the industry using the global standard defined by DDEX. Collect while you create! ™

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SCP Video


SCP Video


SCP VIDEOS : What is Metadata? - Tutorial

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Collect & Preserve


COLLECT & PRESERVE

Collect & Preserve


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 that the audio files for every track, mix, vocal and instrument on a given project is present, and in the best possible format with the highest resolution, validate that the proper people (both performing and non performing) involved in the project are correctly and accurately identified, 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 to 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 never ends. Whether you’re an established artist, a DIY performer, 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 and fast access, so that mixes, stems and individual audio files (and the metadata associated with them) are always available.

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


ACCESS & MONETIZE

Access & Monetize


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 of 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's custom built online platform, Asset Connect, you're able to immediately provide the necessary content to maximize your media exposure and fast-forward your future earnings. Asset Connect allows our clients ease of access to their work with just a few clicks of the mouse. And access is of paramount importance for the artist and label alike.

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


LEGACY

Legacy


LEGACY

Making The Old New

VEVA Sound has always championed the importance of preserving legacy recordings. VEVA has a co-venture with the legendary Blackbird Studios. While the number of machines capable of playing back this legacy material for transfer and digitization purposes has been rapidly diminishing over the past decade, our collection continues to grow and with Blackbird’s additional gear our combined collection is now complete. This co-venture is also a great match that allows clients to move easily from the technical transfer facility to the studio environment for playback, overdubs, remix, project preparations for remastering and a number of other in-house production opportunities. Our clients also have access to Asset Connect. Our platform is the world’s leading asset management platform utilized by the largest music companies, to independent labels and individual artists, to organize, manage and access their catalog. Asset Connect stores all transferred files and technical metadata via the DDEX RIN message so our clients have access to everything associated with their assets creating a seamless environment for repurposing of their content. We custom-tailor our proprietary software to each client’s unique specifications. VEVA Sound’s impeccable transfer practices and technology have resulted in our working with companies and major artists from around the world preserving some of the best selling music in history.

 

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Technology


TECHNOLOGY

Technology


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 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 (Application Programming Interfaces) allow for simple upstream and downstream integrations, which strengthen the value of your assets. Our detailed metadata linkage, residing in a shareable database separate 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 Sound's Deborah Fairchild is the co-chair of the DDEX Conformance Working Group. The focus of this group will work with the implementations and span across all DDEX messages. VEVA is proud to have been involved in the DDEX Studio Metadata Working Group since it's inception, 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. DDEX's RIN 1.0 message was released in October of 2016. Currently the 1.1 spec is in discussions and will be released in the fall of 2018. VEVA's clients ensures the most current and up to date spec will always be available to them.

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


CLIENTS

Clients


CLIENTS

COMPANIES


ARTISTS


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Our Team


OUR TEAM

Our Team


OUR TEAM

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Deborah FAIRCHILD

EXECUTIVE Vice President

Deborah established our East Coast office in 2006 and now resides in Nashville at VEVA's headquarters. She oversees client management in the New York, Los Angeles, London and Nashville offices. Deborah advises many label executives, producers, engineers and artists seeking archival and asset management solutions. She plays an active role in the development and execution of VEVA Sound's ever growing internal technology and systems. 

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.

ALL-TIME FAVORITES:

  • Artist: Ryan Adams

  • Album: Elton John - "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

  • Song: Shelly Fairchild - "Damn Good Lover"

 

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


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Drew waters

Vice president - LOS ANGELES

Drew Waters is our new Vice President at VEVA Sound. He was former VP of Studio Operations, Archives and Strategy at Capitol Records/EMI and VP of Archives at Universal Music Group. Drew holds a Ph.d. from NYU and has served in various capacities in the SUNY, CSU and private institutions of higher education as Assistant Professor, Chair and Dean. 

ALL TIME FAVORITES:

  • ARTIST: Radiohead

  • ALBUM: Radiohead - "Ok Computer"

  • SONG:   Paul McCartney - "Maybe I'm Amazed"

Professional Associations:

  • The Recording Academy Grammy P&E Wing - Member

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

  • Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS) - President (non-profit)

  • Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) - writer

 

 


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Narima WONG

Vice President Of Label Services

Narima oversees the NYC office as well as all internal project management for Nashville, Los Angeles, NYC and London. She is the liaison with all label A&R administrators on the East Coast. 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.

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.

ALL-TIME FAVORITES:

  • Artist: Bob Marley

  • Album: Outkast - "Aquemini"

  • Song: Prince - "Purple Rain"


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Hayley Abell

Director of Label Services - LOS ANGELES

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. 

ALL-TIME FAVORITES:

  • Artist: Led Zeppelin

  • Album: Sam Smith - "In The Lonely Hour"

  • Song: Fleetwood Mac - "Rhiannon"


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Derek McGinley

Archival Engineer- Los Angeles

Derek handles 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.

ALL-TIME FAVORITES:

  • Artist: Prince

  • Album: Refused - "New Noise"

  • Song: Okervil - "The Silver Gymnasium"


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Geovana gaitan

Archival Engineer - New York

Geovana is a Colombian Audio Engineer who handles asset verification, archival migration, and metadata creation in our New York office.

Geovana started her studies as a Music Major with a concentration in Audio Production at La Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia in 2009. She moved to Montreal in 2012 and attended the RAC (Recording Arts Canada) one year program in Sound and Music Recording. In 2014, after completing the Sound and Music Recording program, she attended Middle Tennessee State University where she graduated with a B.S. in Recording Industry, with a concentration in Audio Production in 2016. She is also a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

 

ALL-TIME FAVORITES:

  • Artist: Juan Gabriel

  • Album: Linkin Park - "Hybrid Theory"

  • Song: Mumford and Sons & Paul Simons- "The Boxer"


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Todd Hungerford

DIRECTOR OF LABEL SERVICES  - 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.

ALL-TIME FAVORITES:

  • Artist: Bob Dylan

  • Album: The Pixies - "Surfer Rosa"

  • Song: Nick Drake - "From The Morning"


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 XAVIER MENAGER                                                  

director of label services - LONDON

Xavier is a graduate of the University of Manchester where he obtained a B.A. in Media and Business. He has since continued a career in the music industry as a Producer and award winning Engineer seeing him work across Europe, Asia and the U.S.

He has joined VeVa Sound to oversee the opening of our new London office and handle asset verification, archival migration and metadata creation for the European market. When any separate time does arise, Xavier enjoys cutting himself off from all electrical, technological devices and heading back to nature. 

ALL-TIME FAVORITES:

  • Artist: Squarepusher

  • Album: Weather Report - "Black Market"

  • Song: Messhuggah - "Our Rage Won't Die"


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PATRICK REDMOND

ARCHIVAL ENGINEER - NASHVILLE

Patrick graduated with a MFA in Recording Arts & Technologies at MTSU. He is an Audio Engineer / MIDI Programmer / Musician. His thesis was on MIDI / Remix Music Production / Recording in a Cultural Context Electronic Music Society. He is also a member of the Audio Engineering Society. 

At VeVa Sound, Patrick does archival migration and metadata creation in our Nashville office. His hobbies include being a street photographer with much of his photography being published in the Nashville Arts Magazine.

ALL-TIME FAVORITES:

  • Artist: Warren Zevon

  • Album: Bobby "Blue" Bland - "Two Steps From The Blues"

  • Song: Mountain - "Sittin' On A Rainbow"


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Contact


CONTACT US

Contact


CONTACT US

NASHVILLE

Historic Toll House
705 2nd Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37210 

(+1) 615.385.1251

Blackbird Studio
Transfer Facility

2806 Azalea Place
Nashville, TN 37204


 

NEW YORK

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

(+1) 646.454.9726

LOS ANGELES

United Recording
6050 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(+1) 323.468.3416

 

 

LONDON

The Power House
70 Chiswick High Road
London W4 1SY UK

(+44) 0208 987 7551