London, June 29th, 2015: Belgium-based Auro Technologies announced today that it has finalized an agreement with Hidden Beach Recordings, a record label founded by Steve McKeever and distributed by Universal Music Group. The deal involves remixing the album JILL SCOTT LIVE IN PARIS in AURO-3D® audio. Jill Scott is a multi-platinum, three-time Grammy Award-winning R&B vocalist.
As a part of the independent record label’s 15th Anniversary celebration, JILL SCOTT LIVE IN PARIS will be released in AURO-3D®, a listening format that delivers the most natural immersive sound experience on the market. It is an exciting move from two-dimensional surround sound formats to three-dimensional sound, achieved by adding the missing and final dimension in sound – “height” in front of and all around the viewer/listener). AURO-3D® is the only sound system on the market that has both 5.1 surround and Auro 9.1 in just one standard PCM delivery file, with high resolution audio in each channel, making it easy for distribution on any system in the world.
Over the past fifteen years Hidden Beach artists have been nominated for over 50 major industry awards, including 14 Grammy nominations. Hidden Beach has also claimed the Number One spot six times across a variety of Billboard album category charts and has had sixteen Top 10 Billboard album releases.
About working with the new AURO-3D® sound format, Steve McKeever, Founder and CEO of Hidden Beach Recordings said, “AURO-3D® allows fans to feel as if they are really at the concert
– just feet from their favorite artist. It’s an incredible piece of technology that transforms the experience of listening to music at home or on one’s audio device – capturing all the excitement of the live experience.”
Wilfried Van Baelen, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Studios and pioneer behind the AURO-3D® format added, “Hidden Beach has a treasure trove of hugely talented artists creating pioneering new sounds across a variety of genres. We are delighted to further our relationship with the label, who share the goal of AURO-3D®: to offer audiences total immersion within the music.”
The remix was done by Thierry Migeotte, three-time Grammy nominated audio engineer and supervised by Thianar Gomis, an accomplished musician, music producer and the co-executive producer and producer of the original JILL SCOTT LIVE IN PARIS concert recording.
Thianar Gomis commented, “When I produced the original JILL SCOTT LIVE IN PARIS recording I thought we had achieved perfection. AURO-3D® audio made it dramatically better – even more alive and real.”
David Royal of Royal & Associates, Inc. facilitated the relationship between the parties and structured the deal.
For further information and to book an interview, please contact:
Sophie Hunt / DDA PR for AURO-3D®
M: +44 79 62 65 2122
ABOUT HIDDEN BEACH RECORDINGS Inc.
The company was created by Steve McKeever in 1998 to be a “brand” dedicated to releasing quality music with positive messages as well as an artistic oasis for recording artists, new and established, to pursue their dream projects, unfettered by industry labels and creative constraints. Standout studio recordings include the debut album from multi-platinum singer/ songwriter/poet/ actress Jill Scott: Who Is Jill Scott: Words & Sounds Vol.1 – critically acclaimed as one of the best albums of the decade.
ABOUT JILL SCOTT LIVE IN PARIS
JILL SCOTT LIVE IN PARIS, first released in 2008, features Scott’s concert at Elysee Montmartre during her 2004 Buzz Tour. The album was certified Gold a week after its release. It has recently been remixed in Auro-3D® audio.