New York (April 14, 2006)–Veteran live sound pro Greg McVeigh has founded Guesthouse Projects, a firm that he hopes will change the way manufacturers, major touring artists and sound vendors work together. The company will offer “a significant spin” on the artist/sound company relationship by involving an audio manufacturer looking for product exposure.
Guesthouse Projects, working directly with a manufacturer and a sound company, establishes and nurtures a relationship between those companies and the artist/artist management group. The resulting arrangement supports the artist’s tour to the advantage of all involved.
“In my 25+ years in the pro audio industry,” said McVeigh, “I’ve had the pleasure of working for top-notch manufacturers and with world-class artists. The right match between the two can produce dramatic results. The manufacturer gets great exposure for their product, potential customers can attend the show to learn more about the gear, and the experience can provide invaluable input for their engineering and new product development efforts. The artist is fronted by top-flight gear, and at the same time, the sound company or management firm has someone to act as a liaison between themselves and the manufacturer.”
For the past ten years, McVeigh worked for Meyer Sound, since late 2003 as vice president of Touring Sound. While at Meyer, he helped negotiate touring agreements with Norah Jones, Barenaked Ladies, Dido, the White Stripes and Avril Lavigne, among others. McVeigh’s experience in the pro audio industry also includes work with Soundcraft, QSC, Sound Image and Crest.
“Greg loves working in the touring industry,” said executive VP at Meyer Sound, Helen Meyer, “and he’s great at making contacts with the manufacturers, touring staff and artists in the field.”