Immersion Networks, the immersive sound innovators, have enlisted industry veteran Ellis Sorkin to spearhead outreach and support for their content creation services to a broad base of clients. Sorkin will guide artists and labels seeking a high-quality, large-scale, and affordable solution to deliver immersive libraries from their legacy catalogs. Sorkin will work from Los Angeles, rounding out the Seattle-based team of audio scientists and music industry experts.
“Ellis will help us reach more creators and transform more great music into truly moving immersive experiences,” says Immersion Networks co-founder and CEO Paul Hubert. “As labels leap to create new immersive versions of their catalogs, Ellis is perfectly situated to accelerate our aspirations to become the world’s premier service for next-generation content creation.”
Ellis Sorkin has been a driving force in music recording, both in the studio and as a key industry insider. Earlier in his career as an engineer for A&M Records, Sorkin worked with Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Carly Simon, Joan Baez, Quincy Jones, Joe Cocker, The Carpenters, and many others.
As the Founder of Studio Referral Service Inc., Sorkin leveraged his expertise to create the industry’s leading global booking agency for high-end recording studio facilities and associated real estate holdings. This deep knowledge of recording and of studios will serve Sorkin well in this role. “I’m excited to bring Immersion’s approach to labels and the artist community,” Sorkin says. “Immersion Networks is providing a high-quality, mid-tier option that has the best processing in the industry and specifically meets the needs of labels and rights holders who need to get immersive recordings to DSPs. Labels need to create an excellent immersive mix for a large number of tracks in their catalog without breaking the bank. At the same time, streaming services are clamoring for bigger immersive libraries. Immersion has created a best-in-breed platform and team that allows them to deliver the high-quality, customized services required by the industry at scale to meet the demands of the marketplace in this pivotal moment.”
Immersion Networks is a Redmond, WA-based company dedicated to reframing the human listening experience. Founded by key contributors to the world’s dominant audio formats, the company has developed the world’s first end-to-end platform for the capture, creation, and delivery of next-generation audio experiences.