London studio Metropolis has entered into a unique new partnership with France’s SGA (Studio de la Grande Armee) studio and creative media strategy consultancy Le Third Floor.
The deal essentially works as a three-way agreement whereby Le Third Floor provides SGA - which doesn’t have its own mastering department - with a tailored service and mastering engineers from Metropolis. So, Le third Floor would select an appropriate mastering engineer for a project, oversee the mastering and deliver the master back to SGA in Paris.
Metropolis Studios initially partnered with Le Third Floor in a move to expand its European client base.
"Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Le Third Floor we are delighted to associate ourselves with SGA,” Ian Brenchley CEO Metropolis, told Music Week. “Our approach to business, sonic excellence and service are very much aligned and we are excited at the prospect of what we can achieve together, domestically and internationally.”
Le Third Floor CEO Nicolas Bulostin, added: “I had the idea to create an alliance between the two biggest recording studios in Europe - Metropolis Studios and Studio de la Grande Armee (SGA). SGA has been established in Paris for more than 45 years, but they do not have their own mastering department. I suggested that Le Third Floor could offer SGA mastering services at Metropolis and provide a bespoke service for their clients.
“Metropolis benefits from increased business from France, and SGA benefits from the mastering services of top engineers and Le Third Floor makes this alliance possible by overseeing the process on a daily basis.
“European and international business openings are the key to success in our creative multi-services music business.”
SGA CEO Zach Hanoun, said: "Our mastering services are provided by Metropolis UK. We take care of your projects from Paris, we send them to our partner Le Third Floor who handles them directly at Metropolis Mastering in London in order to ensure the highest monitoring quality that we can on a day-to-day basis. Then, you can come to the studio and listen to your songs mastered by the most revered engineers on the planet.”