BURNLEY, LANCASHIRE, U.K., (March 6, 2007) — In a bold move designed expand its presence and streamline its operations in North and South America, AMS Neve Ltd. has named Audio Agent LLC as distributor for its full range of legendary studio recording and production products in the Americas. The agreement includes world-class AMS Neve products ranging from recording and film production consoles, to an exciting new line of professional outboard gear that brings unrivalled performance to new levels of accessibility.
“We are extremely pleased to have Audio Agent on board,” commented AMS Neve Managing Director Mark Crabtree. “They’re offering a fresh approach to the market; one that has been custom tailored to AMS Neve’s specific needs. With this collaboration, we’ll be able to tie all American sales, service and marketing operations together more effectively than ever before. We consider this the ideal partnership.”
Upon signing the agreement, Audio Agent named Jeremy Stappard, former president of Cal AV Trading Co. and 14-year veteran of Sony Broadcast, as Vice President of Distribution Sales. Audio Agent co-founder John Hart, the former president of AMS Neve Inc., will continue to direct the sales of large format recording and production consoles—the centerpieces of countless major recording and film scoring studios throughout North and South America.
Audio Agent is headquartered near Seattle, Wash., with satellite offices and technical support staff in both Los Angeles and New York.
In addition to more than 60 years collective experience selling audio and music products worldwide, Audio Agent is distinguished by its unique marketing capabilities, which come courtesy of a full-service in-house advertising team led by creative director Erik Hanson. This team will help steer the advertising, marketing, artist relations and public relations efforts for the AMS Neve brand worldwide.
“We’re obviously excited to be partnering with such an esteemed leader in the pro audio industry,” commented Audio Agent founder and president, Dave Christenson. “With AMS Neve’s solid product range and newly focused leadership—combined with our innovative plans for sales, support, and marketing—we believe the future is extremely bright for this legendary, well-loved brand.”