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Hollywood, CA, May 2019 - Nearly two years after their acclaimed debut and triumphant U.S. tour, English punk band COUNTERFEIT. recently recorded new material for their soon-to-be-released sophomore album at United Recording.

Hailing from London, England, the band is comprised of lead vocalist and guitarist Jamie Campbell Bower, guitarists Tristan Marmont and Sam Bower, bassist Roland Johnson and drummer James Craig. In addition to his work as a musician, Jamie Campbell Bower is an actor who has starred in several motion pictures and television shows.

"This band has phenomenal talent and powerful stage presence," said Rob Cavallo, a three-time, Grammy award-winning producer for artists such as Green Day, Kid Rock and Phil Collins. "They have an extremely loyal fan base and Jamie's acting career certainly adds a level of excitement to their live shows."

For their latest project, COUNTERFEIT. went into seclusion at an English country house for an immersive songwriting experience. Upon completion, they enlisted Cavallo, engineer Doug McKean and United Recording's staff engineer Wesley Seidman to record several songs in Studio B.

"I've been so fortunate to have a lot of best-selling records come out of these studios, and through the years the vibe has remained consistently top notch, thanks to the incomparable sound and gear among other factors," said Cavallo. "This is by far my favorite studio."

This August, COUNTERFEIT. will open the main stage at the Reading & Leeds festivals in England. In addition, Bower recently announced that he will star in HBO's "Game of Thrones" prequel. Filming is scheduled to begin this summer.

To learn more about COUNTERFEIT., please visit at: http://therealCOUNTERFEIT.com/

Pictured in United Recording's renowned Studio B are (L-R) Wesley Seidman, Tristan Marmont, Rob Cavallo, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sam Bower, Jimmy Craig, and Doug McKean. Photo by David Goggin

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Hollywood, CA, April 2019 - Violeta Bozanic, a 14 year-old Australian singer/songwriter and junior vocalist winner of the 2018 World Championships of Performing Arts tracked songs with Grammy-winning producer Jeffrey Weber and multi-award winning recording and mixing engineer Clark Germain at United Recording.

"When I first witnessed a performance by Violeta, the maturity of her voice and her songwriting skills made an indelible impression on me," says Weber. "It's very gratifying to be working at United Recording with such an incredible talent. We're excited to develop her many skills as a performer and recording artist."

With aspirations to become a professional singer, Bozanic earned five gold medals and three silver medals at the prestigious competition, in addition to a $20,000 recording contract. At the age of 11, she also made it to the semi-finals of Australia's Got Talent. In the last two years, her original songs, titled "Baby, I Am Sorry" and "Save This World," made it to 15 of the largest international songwriting competitions.

"As a vocalist, she has been winning talent contests for many years. I met her at a contest, where I was a judge, about a year ago," explained Weber. "Following her win, she and her parents decided it was time to get her career started and requested that I produce her first record. I asked Dapo Torimiro and Troy Laureta to co-write with her."

Tormiro has worked with artists such as John Legend, Stevie Wonder, and Justin Bieber. Laureta is the former musical director for Ariana Grande and current music director for David Foster and JJ Lin.

Bozanic recorded in United Recording's renowned Studio A with Torimiro (keyboards, arrangements, programming), Laureta (keyboards, arrangements, programming), Tariqh Akoni (guitar), Michael Clark (associate producer, score supervisor, librarian), Germain (recording/mixing engineer), David Leach (percussion), Rhonda Smith (bass), Teddy Campbell (drums), and Emily Rath, (background vocals).

Bozanic's newest single, "It's You," is scheduled to be released by Weberworks Entertainment Group in May 2019. To view her winning performance at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os9PeSPDCJ4.

Pictured (L-R) in United Recording's Studio A are Dapo Torimiro, Jeffrey Weber, Troy Laureta, Tariqh Akoni, Violeta Bozanic, Michael Clark, Clark Germain, and David Leach. Article and Photo by David Goggin

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Hollywood, CA, February 2019 -- Acclaimed pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui recorded her new album "Echo" at United Recording. The album, released in February, marks Matsui's 28th recording as band leader, which she co-produced with Grammy-nominated producer Bud Harner. A master storyteller, Matsui crafts exquisite compositions replete with lush harmonies and global rhythms to create timeless musical anthems.

"I would like my music to be a conduit for peace, kindness, love and light. This album is my attempt to capture all of these elements within the vibration of sound," shared Matsui. "My sole desire is to write songs that create a feeling of oneness. This music is a reflection of my thoughts and life and right now, I am drawing my road towards happiness and truly learning about what it means to be happy."

Co-producer Harner added, "I love working at United Recording. We've done Keiko's last two albums here. It's a pleasure to have the advantage of classic gear, vintage mics, accommodating staff and a vibrant recording environment."

The album showcases an all-star line-up of artists including: bassists Marcus Miller, Jimmy Jonhson and Kyle Eastwood; saxophonist Kirk Whalum; vocalist Gretchen Parlato; guitarists Robben Ford and Paul Jackson, Jr.; drummer Vinnie Colaiuta; percussionist Luis Conte; and Matsui's accomplished touring band, Jimmy Branly, JP Mourão and Rico Belled.

Matsui took her first piano lesson at the age of five and made her U.S. recording debut in 1987 with the recording "A Drop of Water." The album "Under Northern Lights" followed in 1989, and subsequent albums include "No Borders" (1990), "Night Waltz" (1991), "Cherry Blossom" (1992), "Doll" (1994), "Sapphire" (1995) and "Dream Walk" (1996), which remained on the Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart for over 15 months, further establishing her reputation as a leading composer and pianist.

"Echo" was released on February 22, 2019 on Shanchie Records.

To view Matsui at United Recording, please visit: https://youtu.be/QKX3pEDIhR4

Pictured in United Recording's renowned Studio A are (L-R) Keiko Matsui, recording artist, pianist, producer; Randy Waldman, arranger; Jimmy Johnson, bass; Steve Sykes, recording engineer; Bud Harner, producer, Vinnie Colaiuta, drums; Scott Moore, United Recording engineer; Paul Jackson Jr., guitar; and Luis Conte, percussion. Article / Photo by David Goggin

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Hollywood, CA, January 2019 -- Prolific eight-time Grammy award-winning producer and drummer Gregg Field tracked two projects at United Recording that earned two 2019 Grammy nominations, including, "Standards" by Seal for Best Traditional Pop Album and "All About That Basie" by the Count Basie Orchestra for Best Large Ensemble Album.

Working alongside producer Nick Patrick and recording engineer Don Murray, Field served as drummer on Seal's groundbreaking album, which tracked songs in United Recording's Studio B and recorded vocals in Studio A. The album, marking Seal's return to the music scene, combined his unique voice with some of the greatest jazz cuts and swing classics ever written. "Standards" is currently available on Republic Records.

For the critically-acclaimed album, "All About That Basie," a gathering of legendary artists came together to join the Count Basie Orchestra to celebrate iconic musical influences through the years. Field once again worked with Murray at United Recording as producer and drummer on the album.

As a former Basie drummer, Field noted that the Basie sound is prevalent within the album. "Basie's band throughout the years was able to successfully cover hits of the era with their sound, and as part of the new album we have continued that tradition including hits from legends like Stevie Wonder and Leonard Cohen, as well artists as contemporary as Adele," said Field. "All About That Basie" is available on Concord Jazz.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are scheduled to take place on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Pictured in United Recording's renowned Studio B are (L-R) Kevin Axt, bass; Dean Parks, guitar; Randy Walden, piano; Seal; Chris Walden, arranger; Nick Patrick, producer; Gregg Field, drums; Don Murray, recording engineer. Photo by David Goggin

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Hollywood, CA, December 2018 - Canadian professional figure skater turned accomplished singer Patrice Jégou recently recorded songs for her upcoming sophomore album, "If It Ain't Love" at United Recording. Scheduled to be released March 2019, the album blends jazz and pop, comprising big band, orchestral arrangements, power ballads and a cappella adaptations.

As a trained classical mezzo-soprano, Jégou tapped five major arrangers for this project, including Jorge Calandrelli, John Clayton, Mark Kibble, David Paich and Mike Lang. She is also accompanied by some of the most sought-after studio musicians and ensembles in the music industry: Lang on piano and Rhodes, Kevin Axt on bass, John Robinson on drums, Larry Koonse and Michael Thompson on guitar, Luis Conte on percussion, Grammy-award winning a cappella group Take 6 and the inimitable Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

The album's preview video showcases Jégou's striking rendition of "Estate," which she sings in its original Italian. The song was recorded and mixed by Don Murray and Al Schmitt and features a full orchestra that was arranged, conducted and produced by Oscar-nominee and Grammy Award-winner Jorge Calandrelli.

Calandrelli has worked with some of the world's greatest artists including Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett. He recalled, "Working with Patrice has been a delight from the very beginning. She is an amazing artist and musician."

Reflecting on the sessions at United Recording, Jégou commented, "Recording at United has been a thrilling experience, both professionally and personally. Furthermore, the staff went above and beyond to make me feel at ease, which truly enhanced the creative process."

To view Jégou's album preview video for "If It Ain't Love," please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl_tf7iYV3I
Pictured (L-R) in United Recording's Studio B are Patrice Jégou, producer Yinka Oyelese, recording engineer Don Murray, keyboardist Mike Lang, and United staff engineer Scott Moore.
Photo and article by David Goggin.

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Hollywood, CA, November 2018 - Japanese bandleader and one of the world's most played musicians, Minoru Mukaiya, recorded his new album, "The Games - East Meets West 2018" at United Recording. The album, released in October, features both Japanese and American jazz musicians, to create a harmonious blend of rhythms and cultures.

Mukaiya, best known as the former keyboardist of the jazz fusion band Casiopea, released more than 30 albums and toured the world, opening for legendary musicians like Mile Davis. He is also the composer of "Hassha Merodii" or train departure melodies that Japanese commuters listen to everyday at some of the world's busiest stations. His work has produced more than 170 short jingles for over 100 train stations throughout Japan.

For his latest album, Mukaiya collaborated with his Tokyo bandmates and American jazz heavyweights including, Ernie Watts, Harvey Mason, Abe Laborial Sr., Paul Jackson Jr. and Don Grusin. He also enlisted his longtime friend and co-producer Don Grusin to create the title song.

In November, Mukaiya and fellow musicians will embark in on a three-city tour in Japan to support the album, which heralds the 2020 Olympic Games.

To view a recording session of "The Games - East Meets West," please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkMwfgKsdIs

About United Recording
United Recording is one of the world's most recognized music studios, with more awards than any other recording enterprise. Music produced at United has generated more than 1 billion in record sales worldwide. More info: http://www.unitedrecordingstudios.com/

Pictured (L-R) in United Recording's Studio A are (L-R) Abe Laborial, Sr., bass; Dave Grusin, co-producer, keys; Ernie Watts, sax; Harvey Mason, drums; Scott Moore, United engineer; Paul Jackson, Jr., guitar; Minoru Mukaiya, lead producer, keys; Don Murray, recording engineer. Photo by David Goggin

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Hollywood, CA, September 2018 - Jammcard, the invite-only social network exclusively for music professionals, selected United Recording for its new Los Angeles headquarters. The move strengthens Jammcard's commitment to providing unparalleled access to industry personnel, events, news, and information. The new music technology start-up will reside in a renovated second-floor, executive corner suite.

"United Recording offers numerous benefits that complement our business," explained Elmo Lovano, founder and CEO, Jammcard. "Many of our members record here, and as a musician, it's always been one of my favorite studios. As a technology company focused on music and the hard-working professionals in the industry, we're happy to be a part of United's incredible community."

Recently, Jammcard completed a million-dollar seed funding round with the legendary music producer, Quincy Jones. "I'm excited and supportive about what Jammcard is doing for music professionals," Jones said in a statement provided to Billboard. "Jammcard elevates the industry in new ways, from connections and new opportunities, to helping represent themselves in a freelance world."

Jammcard launched as a music industry-alternative to LinkedIn, assisting musicians with networking opportunities and job searching. Today, Jammcard is dubbed the "LinkedIn for musicians" by Forbes, providing members with "cards" or digital-first resumes that feature YouTube videos and recordings. The platform also features a robust search functionality, allowing users to search for industry professionals ranging from musicians and producers to engineers and tour managers. Jammcard members are accomplished professionals who have worked with chart-toppers like Bruno Mars, Beyoncé and Miley Cyrus.

"There's great synergy between Jammcard and United," said United Recording's studio manager, Rob Goodchild. "We work with the same clients and they have an exceptional business model. They are a great fit for our studio."

Jammcard is currently serving musicians in the Los Angeles, Nashville and Atlanta areas, but has plans to expand throughout the U.S and internationally.

To learn more and apply for membership, visit: http://jammcard.com

Pictured in Jammcard's new executive suite at United Recording are (L-R) Studio Manager Robin Goodchild and Jammcard CEO Elmo Lovano. Photo by David Goggin.

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Hollywood, CA, September 2018 -Grammy(r) Award-winning duo, Twenty One Pilots, recently recorded songs for their fifth studio album, "Trench," collaborating with Grammy (r) Award-winning engineer Darrell Thorp at United Recording. The new album is scheduled for release on October 5.

In 2013, Twenty One Pilots rose to fame after several years of touring and independent releases. The group achieved breakthrough success with their fourth album, "Blurryface," which produced the hit singles, "Stressed Out" and "Ride." In 2016, the group released "Heathens" as the lead single on the Suicide Squad soundtrack, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both "Heathens" and "Ride" charted in the same week, making the group the first alternative artists to have two concurrent top ten singles in the U.S, joining The Beatles and Elvis Presley. The following year, the duo won a Grammy (r) Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

The group selected United to record songs for their latest album and to collaborate with Thorp, a seven-time Grammy(r) Award-winning producer and recording engineer. His work with stellar artists like OutKast, Radiohead, Switchfoot, Molotov and Beck has helped produce numerous multi-platinum albums and industry accolades.

"I love working at United Recording," said Thorp. "It's my home away from home. The mic selection, console and the recording rooms help to effortlessly capture great tones. United was my go-to studio when producer Paul Meany asked to help make this record."

"Trench" is scheduled for release on October 5 and available for pre-order at all Digital Service Providers, with exclusive pre-order bundles offered at www.twentyonepilots.com. To view the videos of recently released singles, please visit the following links:
"Jumpsuit" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOUBW8bkjQ4
"Nico And the Niners" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMAPyGoqQVw
"Levitate" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv_1AKKKJnk

Pictured (L-R) in United Recording's Studio A are (L-R) drum technician John Meyer, recording engineer Darrell Thorp, drummer Josh Dun, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Tyler Joseph, United staff engineer Rouble Kapoor, and producer/engineer Paul Meany. Photo by David Goggin.

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Hollywood, CA, July 2018 – The rock group Primal Kings chose United Recording to create the digital masters for the group’s self-titled debut album.

After recording and mixing in full analog, iconic producer and engineer Lenise Bent and Primal King’s lead singer/songwriter Chris Wilson took great care when choosing the right person to shepherd the five-year, fully analog labor of love across the digital divide.

“It was critical to maintain the warmth and feeling of these analog mixes,” said Wilson. "We needed someone who truly understood our vision. Mastering engineer Warren Sokol not only maintained the spirit of the mixes, he managed to highlight the best qualities. As much as we look forward to a vinyl release and a truly all-analog product, we are grateful to Warren for the incredible work on these digital versions of our mixes.”

Primal Kings project began five years ago when Bent visited Los Angeles’ legendary live music venue, The Mint, and was impressed by the band's performance and Wilson's original songs. A year later, after watching the documentary, “Sound City,” Wilson was determined to capture the band’s music in an all-analog format and reached out to Bent, due to her successful track record with the format. The two immediately bonded and embarked on a mission to create an indie record with a big budget sound.

"We were determined to produce the best all-analog recording possible. The budget was tight so we were quite judicious. Primal Kings is the perfect band for this type of recording,” said Bent. “The songs were strong and most tracks were first or second takes. The key to recording analog and staying on budget is to prepare with ample rehearsals and then commit to a performance and move on."

To achieve the analog album, Bent and Wilson went so far as to construct their own plate reverb units.

"Many of the great records I’ve worked on used EMT 140 plate reverb for part of their sound and I wanted that on this record. We looked to possibly buy one for our recording/mixing space, but it was beyond our budget,” explained Bent. “With the guidance and original EMT electronics provided by legendary audio equipment designer, Paul Wolff, the guys created not one but two units for my mixing/reverb needs. One was larger and set with a longer reverb than the other smaller one. I was thrilled with their individual sounds, which were used all over this record."

Primal Kings sessions were recorded to ATR Master 2" inch tape on a Studer 827 24-track tape machine and mixed to ATR Master 1/2" tape on an Otari MTR 10 2-track with 1/2" heads. The playback machine for mastering at United Recording was an Ampex ATR-100 1/2" 2-track.

Wilson added, “The mixes translated perfectly. Being able to create such a satisfying record with the budget limitations and the unforgiving nature of analog/destructive recording just made the whole process and final results even sweeter."

To listen to a Primal Kings preview, visit https://youtu.be/q7ZO0JCLsJc

About United Recording
United Recording is one of the world’s most recognized music studios, with more awards than any other recording enterprise. Music produced at United has generated more than 1 billion in record sales worldwide.

Pictured (L-R) in United Recording’s mastering suite are mastering engineer Warren Sokol, Primal Kings’ Chris Wilson, and producer/engineer Lenise Bent. Article/Photo by David Goggin.

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Hollywood, CA, June 2018 - The Russian pop-rock quartet, Fox In Oil, chose United Recording to master its second EP, "Snow Falls in The Sahara Desert." Previously, the group worked with United Recording's mastering engineer Warren Sokol on the completion of their debut EP online in 2016.

The Saint Petersburg-based indie band was formed two years ago when a popular trio discovered then 15-year-old singer/songwriter Daria. The remarkable match led the band to a new era of creativity and artistry. In addition to lead vocalist Daria, Fox in Oil includes visionary founder Alex K, Alex V on drums and beat production, Eugene on keyboards and Dmitry on bass. The group specializes in chic pop-rock hooks, sensual modern R&B-tinged vocals and atmospheric textures.

"We enjoyed working with Warren on our previous album, but he truly outdid himself this time. He becomes a true collaborator. It's a pleasure to work with such a gifted mastering engineer, said Alex K. "Our songs became cleaner and bigger. We achieved the pro sound we wanted and Warren even fixed a couple of problems after mixing. It was simply a great job."

In 2016, the group issued its debut EP, "Flowers Bloom in Atacama Desert." Fox In Oil's latest opus, "Snow Falls in The Sahara Desert," is inspired by an actual freakish African snowstorm. The EP features crystalline keyboards, bold string sections, immersive atmospherics and a loose thematic blend of love and relationships mirroring the changing of the seasons-from heated romance to the iciness of breakup. The EP also benefits from the special touch of the Nashville-based production team of Christian Fiore and Daniel Grimmett.

To listen to a live version of "Fleeting Times" from "Snow Falls in the Sahara Desert," please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxwta95v8lw
To learn more about Fox In Oil, please visit: http://foxinoil.com/

Pictured (L-R) in United Recording's mastering suite are Fox In Oil's Daria, Alex K, and mastering engineer Warren Sokol. Photo/Article by David Goggin.

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