• Monday, May. 6, 2019
Music Notes
Jaylen Block-Smith becomes studio manager at One Union Recording
Jaylen Block-Smith
  • SAN FRANCISCO
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One Union Recording Studios, a Bay Area provider of postproduction sound services, has hired Jaylen Block-Smith as studio manager. Block-Smith brings a diverse background in sound and music, and more than 10 years of managerial experience to her new role, which will include oversight of the facility’s scheduling, client relations and accounting activities. One Union has also brought on Elisa Gonzales to lead client services.

One Union president John McGleenan said the company is adding staff in response to new business growth. Demand for sound editorial, mixing and ADR services has been growing steadily since the company completed a facility-wide rebuild earlier this year. “Business is ratcheting up and we are now at nearly full capacity,” said McGleenan. Recent work includes commercials for Xbox, Honda, Wells Fargo and Levi’s, the television series Deadliest Catch, Grand Hotel and 13 Reasons Why, the podcast series Root of Evil and the games World of Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed.

Block-Smith previously served as audio manager at Oto Float, a floatation therapy studio in Chicago, which produced original music recording sessions. Prior to that, she served as general manager of the Rock House, an entertainment venue, café and music school in Chicago. A professional musician, songwriter and singer, she earned a degree in business management from San Diego State University.

Gonzales will fill an expanded client services role designed to ensure clients’ personal needs are attended to and audio sessions proceed in a relaxed and efficient manner. She arrives from a similar position with Pixar Animation.

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