In only one year, XEPA Digital (Iron Mountain, Pa.; www.xepadigital.com) restored thousands of projects for Universal Music Group and Bertelsmann Music Group, and has worked with content from artists such as Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, Public Enemy, Nine Inch Nails and many more. The company was founded by entertainment industry veterans Ken Caillat, Edwin Outwater and Claus Trelby (pictured) to preserve and protect historic rich media assets.
“There is no doubt that storing music elements in a secure underground facility makes monumental sense from a security environment and cost analysis point of view, but how do you gain back the speed, accuracy and metadata crucial to having the music assets locally stored?” questions Randy Aronson, senior directory of UMG's Vault Service. “Xepa has been our solution. They have scanned, mastered, created digital backups and sent audio and video files to our clients, consistently beating our old metrics when the sources were stored in the L.A. and N.Y. areas.”
This year, Xepa Digital plans to step up video transmission services to assist the newly announced UMG Music TV project and TV broadcast facilities nationwide, as well as develop a grant preservation program that will be specifically tailored to public collections/libraries and other historic rich media collections.