Nashville (August 3, 2005)–Ocean Way Nashville has announced a change in the upper most management with the hiring of Glenda Cones as studio manager. Cones who has been with the studio’s parent company Belmont University for almost a decade, was formerly director of strategic programs for the Mike Curb School of Music Business.
She takes the helm of the Nashville studio with anticipation of some incredible changes as well as thoughts of nurturing the legacy of quality and service Ocean Way has established in the past 10 years on Music Row. “Ocean Way has always been committed to setting a new standard in the recording industry,” she said. “I am honored to be a part of it and thrilled with the challenge of continuing to move that bar.”
Cones, who works along side Belmont dean and Word Records president Jim Van Hook is excited about the switch in work environment from campus life to studio living. “I love being in the studio and the whole creative aspect of the music business. I always have,” she said. Cones is no stranger to the audio world. Her husband, producer/engineer, Mickey Cones has been a regular at Nashville studios, enforcing what Glenda has learned in her years of experience in the music industry.
“We intend to still offer the same level of service that Ocean Way is known for but I definitely have some changes up my sleeve,” she hinted. She said cosmetic changes will be evident to clients of Studio A while much of the studio will also receive updating. The structural changes on the horizon will be announced at a later date but she suggested they will involve improvements to Studio B.
“We are going to go slow and steady. Not make too many changes. Our clients come back year after year for a reason. There is no need to fix something that isn’t broken,” said Cones. “But there are still a few things we can improve upon.” Cones’ familiarity with artist needs is vast as she spent many years (prior to her Belmont days) as assistant to singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet, overseeing many aspects of his career. “It is so important to offer a creative environment for the artist where they don’t have a care in the world while they are behind these walls. That is exactly the atmosphere we are striving for here at Ocean Way.”
For more information about Ocean Way and/or to book the facility call Glenda Cones at 615-320-3900 or visit them on the web at www.oceanwaystudios.com.