Nashville, TN (June 20, 2007)–Ocean Way Nashville will retain its name, according to Belmont University, the parent company of the famed studio. In a multi-year deal that spans more than a decade, the school has renewed its license of the Ocean Way name for its Nashville recording studios and the consulting contract with the studio’s founder, Allen Sides.
Sides’ team of architects and acoustic designers transformed an elegant hundred-year old Brownstone church into one of the most advanced recording studios in the world when the facility opened in 1996.
“With the largest discrete Neve console on the planet, and the amenities of a 5-star hotel, Ocean Way Nashville became an immediate success,” recalls Sides. “As much as I loved the studios, and as proud as I was of the design, I rarely had a chance to work there because I was too busy with my studio operations and album projects in LA. In 2003, when the possibility arose of Belmont University purchasing the studios, it extended Belmont’s campus into the heart of Music Row and provided Belmont with three exceptional music studios. The arrangement I worked out left our management team intact and allowed the studio to continue commercial operation as Nashville’s premier studio, while providing internships and an incredible learning environment during the studio’s off time.”
Studio manager Glenda Miller echoes Sides enthusiasm about the deal saying, “Our clients could not imagine calling our facility anything other than Ocean Way. This illustrates Belmont’s commitment to furthering and preserving the impassable reputation of the studio.”
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