Ocean Way Nashville (www.ocean waystudios.com) is now part of Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, but the facility will retain the Ocean Way name. The school has renewed its license of the Ocean Way name for the Nashville recording studios and its consulting contract with the studio’s founder, Allen Sides.
According to Sides, “As much as I love the studios, and as proud as I am of the design, I rarely had a chance to work there because I was too busy with my studio operations and album projects in L.A. In 2003, when the possibility arose of Belmont University purchasing the studios, it extended Belmont’s campus into the heart of Music Row and provided Belmont with three exceptional music studios. The arrangement I worked out left our management team intact and allowed the studio to continue commercial operation while providing internships during the studio’s off-time.”