Three Six Zero buys SARM studios in London; OVG Taps Kim Stone

Three Six Zerothe management company behind the Smith family (Will, Jada Pinkett, Willow and Jaden) and Calvin Harris, announced the purchase of Sarm Studios in West London. Based in Notting Hill, the recording center houses six purpose-built studios and a suite of offices.

The space was previously owned by English musician and producer Trevor Horn. Under Horn’s direction, Sarm has hosted Paul McCartney, Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Madonna, One Direction, Stormzy, Lana Del Rey, Paolo Nutini, Charli XCX, Mark Ronson and Florence and the Machine.

“Sarm Studios has long been an integral part of the London music landscape, and we are delighted to be able to make them part of the growing Three Six Zero community,” said Mark Gillespie, CEO and Founder of Three Six Zero.

The complex will undergo renovations before becoming easily accessible to all Three Six Zero partners and talents, including Majid Jordan, Bloodpop, the Streets, Jabari Banks and many more. Sarm will also serve as the new home base for Three Six Zero Recordings.

+ The Oak View Group appointed a sports industry executive Peter Kim Chairman of UBS Arena and Executive Vice Chairman of OVG East Coast. From August 1, she will report directly to the UBS Arena board and to Francesca Bodie, president of business development at OVG. This hire makes Stone the first female president of an OVG arena.

Irving Azoff, Co-Founder of OVG, said, “I am proud of the work OVG has accomplished through its diversity and inclusion initiatives and the impact it has had on our entire organization. Kim is a solid addition to our all-star leadership team, and I’m thrilled to welcome her to OVG.

Stone will be based in New York and will oversee all commercial and construction operations for UBS Arena with a particular focus on premium sales, corporate sales, event booking and ticket sales. It will also manage all properties owned and operated by OVG East Coast, including the Baltimore Arena, which is scheduled to open in February 2023.

“We are building one of the most dynamic and diverse teams in the industry, and Kim’s arrival at OVG plays a vital role in not only ensuring that we hire the best talent, but also in working closely together. with the communities where we operate,” said Tim Leiweke, President and CEO of OVG.

Prior to her role at OVG, Stone served as executive vice president of business development for the Miami Heat and was responsible for overseeing all ticket and corporate revenue. After spending 23 years with the Miami Heat, she was named General Manager of Chase Center in April 2019 and launched Chase Center Arena and the Warriors’ $1.6 billion retail development.

+ The Latin Academy of Recording officially launched its 2022 Latin Grammy Acoustic Sessions with a digital concert in partnership with Meta. The set will feature El Fantasma nominee, accompanied by Latin Grammy winners Los Dos Carnales and Latin Grammy and Grammy nominee Lupita Infante.

The concert – recorded at the historic Roberto Cantoral Cultural Center in Mexico City – features interpretations of songs chosen by the artists, with collaborations, duets and unreleased tales.

“Through our Latin Grammy Acoustic Sessions, we aim to foster inclusive spaces where music creators can showcase their art, inspiring cultural appreciation, promotion and preservation of their respective genres,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of the Latin Recording Academy. “With so much new energy in the Mexican regional genre, I’m thrilled that we’re able to start the series with some of the next generation of talented artists.”

The full acoustic performance will be available via the Latin Recording Academy Facebook page on July 22 at 9 a.m. ET. After 48 hours, the performances will also be available exclusively on the artists’ Facebook pages for 90 days.

+ Nashville-based singer-songwriter Scarlett Burk became the first co-signer in the recently announced alliance between Universal Music Publishing Group and audio content production studio High audio.

Under the deal, Burke will focus on creating songs for Audio Up’s original programs, which includes the scripted podcast “Make It Up as We Go.” Now in its second season, the podcast has seen Burke, along with Audio Up founder and CEO Jared Gutstadt, write original music for Miranda Lambert in season one and for Grammy-nominated Elle King in season two. recently published.

“Our company is poised to become a discovery platform for musical artists and copyrights of the future,” Gutstadt said. “Scarlett is an incredible Swiss army knife talent, who can write music in all genres. Her country music aisle has been a great entry point, and her work with Elle King and Miranda Lambert has paved the way for her to to become a hotspot for those looking to tell authentic Nashville stories.Scarlett explores the world of pop, rock, hip-hop and reggaeton through our wide range of projects, and we are thrilled to l to add to the team, she has become my most frequent collaborator and is truly one of the genius songwriters of the moment.