The development is part of an ongoing trend in the UK towards studio businesses venturing into associated areas, including the management of producers, engineers and artists.
Created and directed by studio manager Katy Samwell, Metropolis Engineer Management has already announced its first signing: Grammy-nominated recording/mix engineer Dan Parry (pictured). A long-term member of the Metropolis Studios team, Parry’s credits include Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Rihanna, Adele and Miles Kane. He also pioneered the launch of Metropolis’ online mixing service, iMixing.
“We take an immense amount of pride in our engineers, and this is only matched by the time and effort we spend in training them,” said Samwell. “They put in so much work, that this seems like a natural progression to help them take their careers as engineers to the next level.”
Parry added: “When I learned that Metropolis were creating an engineer management division within the company I thought it was a great idea and I felt privileged to be the first engineer to be joining a roster which I’m sure will one day be full of experienced and successful engineers who have come through the ranks at what is a fantastic studio.
“It was important to me when considering management that I work alongside people that I know I can trust to make decisions on my behalf and who have belief in my abilities as an engineer. For that reason I’m delighted that Katy is the person at the helm of Metropolis Engineer Management. Both her, and her assistant Jed Kellett, have helped me enormously since joining Metropolis.”
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