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Audeze Taps Music Lifestyle Veteran Kurt Soto to Lead Marketing

Audeze has announced that long-time music lifestyle industry veteran Kurt Soto has been named as the company’s new marketing director. In this role Soto oversees all aspects of marketing including advertising and communications, lifestyle marketing and in-store environments.

Soto joins Audeze following 29 years at youth lifestyle giant Vans where he rose from teenager working in retail to overseeing Vans’ global music lifestyle programs working with artists ranging from Pharrell Williams to Public Enemy to Metallica.

“You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer with the wealth of experience that Kurt brings to the table,” said Audeze founder and CEO Alexander Rosson. “We’re excited to add Kurt to the team as Audeze looks to build on our outstanding reputation in the premium headphone market.”

A 16-year old Soto began at Vans in the mid-80s putting on skateboard, BMX and break dancing demos staged to draw customers as the company struggled to emerge from bankruptcy. Soto worked his way into the company’s fledgling marketing department leading industry trade show operations.

In the late 1990s Soto played a key role in activating two lifestyle programs that would help transform Vans from small Southern California shoe retailer into a global footwear and apparel brand with the 18-event Vans Triple Crown action sports events and the Vans Warped Tour music festival series. The Vans Triple Crown would lead a new generation’s interest in action sports and inspire the creation of the X-Games, while the Vans Warped Tour continues on today as America’s longest-running music tour. In both roles, Soto was responsible for creating and activating experiences on site that built the strong bond between Vans and their avid consumers.

Alongside Vans’ major event series Soto put together an artist program, building relationships with musicians and celebrities while also overseeing Vans product placement in film and television. As Vans continued to grow into the new millennium, Soto led the creation of Vans’ music collaboration series and launched co-branded product with acts including No Doubt, Queen and Metallica among dozens of others. The music product led to broader collaborations with Yo Gabba Gabba! and Marvel Comics. Soto’s music programs went global, establishing concert in Europe and pop-up lifestyle events in Asia. Soto has been lauded as an industry innovator by Alternative Press and Billboard magazines.

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Audeze Sponsors the Second Twilight Sessions

Audeze is proud to sponsor the second of four celebrations of music with The Village Recorder and the The Crescent Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. Discover the next generation of artists in this legendary studio brimming with history. Email RSVP@villagestudios.com and experience these great bands in person.

The second of these limited-capacity events this Saturday, August 16th, features BEACH PARTYThe Dead Ships, and In The Valley Below, plus a Special Guest Artist and DJ sets to open and close the night. Hope to see you all there! #villagestudios #TwilightSessions

Hope to see you all there! 

 

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Audeze at the Getty Center debuts "Salt Fires"

Audeze invites you to join them at the Getty Center, Friday August 8th, 6 to 9pm, in the Museum Courtyard for a stunning evening of sight and sound sponsored by Audeze CEO Alex Rosson and Wilco’s Grammy-winning Mikael Jorgensen.

They’ll debut the first installment of the Rancho Electro Sessions titled "Salt Fires" featuring a collaboration between Mikael Jorgensen and Graph Rabbit. It was all captured live and recorded binaurally with Audeze’s proprietary equipment to bring you exactly what the artists intended with the environment as part of the performance.

Friday Flights at the Getty Center Information
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Contact Alex Rosson alex@audeze.com

 

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Audeze at the Stereo Exchange Headphone Event in NYC

We're excited to be a part of Stereo Exchange’s inaugural Headphone Event on Thursday, July 31st from 1 to 9pm at 627 Broadway just above Houston Street in NYC. Chat with the experts and win door prizes! 

We applaud Stereo Exchange for creating their Headphone Lounge. If you’re attending come visit us there, the Audeze team is always happy to talk with enthusiastic audiophiles who share our passion for great sound. Audition a pair of our award-winning, state-of-the-art headphones and hear for yourself why they sit at the very pinnacle of any audio component collection. 

See you there! 

Team Audeze 

 

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Audeze at CanMania Capital Audiofest July 25 – 27th

Audeze is excited to attend CanMania at the 2014 Capital Audiofest in the Cypress Ballroom of the Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, 4th floor Meeting Center, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

 

If you’re attending come visit us at the Audeze booth, the team is always happy to meet enthusiastic audiophiles who share our passion for great sound. Audition a pair of our award-winning, state-of-the-art headphones and find out why they sit at the very pinnacle of any audio component collection. Stunningly dynamic and deeply immersive, see if you can resist them!

 

See you there!

 

 

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Inside Audeze #2

Over the past few months we have been testing our planar microphones at some prestigious studios with encouraging results.​Here is a picture from last week's test.

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Audeze at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach

We're looking forward to exhibiting at the T.H.E. Show Newport at the Hilton Headphonium, May 30th through June 1st. Audeze headphones can be auditioned on a variety of components including the Meridian Director and Prime, Violectric, Auralic, Soloos, and a Cavalli Liquid Gold, all wired up with Nordost cables. See you there!

 

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Audeze Exhibits at Munich High End Show

Audeze is exhibiting at this year's High End Show Munich with audioNEXT in Hall 4 L02 / M05. Visitors can audition our headphones on the following components: Meridian Director and Prime, Violectric, Auralic, Soloos, and a Cavalli Liquid Gold, all wired up with Nordost cables. If you’re attending the High End Show come to Hall 4 L02 / M05 and say hello to the Audeze team!

 

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Audeze CEO Alex Rosson on Bloomberg TV

Video: Pimm Fox of Bloomberg Television's Taking Stock interviews Audeze CEO Alex Rosson https://vimeo.com/95200588

 

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Barton Perreira, Audeze and London Bridge Trading Company Collaboration

Barton Perreira celebrates a symphony of sight and sound with the launch of the limited edition Barton Perreira x Audeze x London Bridge Trading Company. The collaboration features a custom set of Audeze LCD-XC headphones, matching Barton Perreira sunglasses, custom silver-plated 1/8-inch headphone cable, and all in a custom London Bridge Trading Company carrying bag: the perfect marriage of inspired design, music and artisanship. Read more here.

 

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