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5.1 Production Services Opens New York Office

(March 28, 2005)

5.1 Production Services, a division of 5.1 Entertainment Group, an award winning company offering state of the art production services to the music and entertainment industries, and producers of Music On DVD products, has expanded its corporation operations, by opening its first office in New York City. Concurrently, the company has named Tom Hutten to the newly created post of Director of Services, New York. Bob Michaels, president, 5.1 Production Services, based in West Los Angeles, made the announcement.

Regarding the companys growth, Mr. Michaels said, ?During the past several years, the creative abilities of our company have allowed us to produce music DVD releases from some of the biggest music performers in the world, including Janet Jackson, the Foo Fighters, Brittney Spears, Sting, Eninem, recent, multi-Grammy Award winner BenHarper, Usher, Norah Jones, R.  Kelly, Outkast, Sarah Brightman, Chingy, and dozens more. At the moment, we are in conversations with other major artists to either produce or record their upcoming projects, with new deals expected to be announced soon.

He added, ?Tom is an ideal executive to run our New York operations, and help further establish 5.1 Production Services to the major record labels and music artists based on the East Coast.

 Mr. Hutten said, ?I am very excited to be working for 5.1 Production Services in their new New York office. Im looking forward to bringing to the East Coast the same reputation for quality they have long ago established on the West Coast. 


Tom Hutten attended New York University where he majored in the schools Music Technology program.  While there, he also worked on behalf of several media companies, including Digital Domain, Clack Sound Studios, and The Lodge as an assistant.  In 1998, he dedicated his time to The Lodge working with Emily Lazar.  There, he assisted Emily with many of her sessions and eventually worked on sessions of his own.  At the beginning of 2001, he took a short break, later deciding to go back to mastering.

In 2001, Tom launched his own company, along with partner Ray Martin, called Bionic Mastering. At the same time, Metropolis DVD approached him with an opportunity to work as an audio engineer for their titles; he did so, and eventually became their product manager.  While at Metropolis DVD, Tom worked on DVD titles such as The Rolling Stones ?Four Flicks, The Beastie Boys ?Anthology, Palm Pictures Directors Series, Slipknots ?Disasterpieces, and the Grammy Nominated Nappy Roots ?The World According to Nappy.

After leaving Metropolis DVD, Tom continued with Bionic Mastering working with artists such as Battles, Ima Robot, The Thrills, Cub Country,
Christiansen, The Twigs, Terror, John Wesley Harding, The Cro-Mags,
Cardia, and The Mammals.


5.1 Production Services new office is located at 304 Park Ave South, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10010. The phone is 212/253-3285.


 Headquartered in West Los Angeles, CA, 5.1 Entertainment Group is a vertically integrated music company which owns the Silverline, immergent and Myutopia record labels, as well as 5.1 Production Services and 5.1 Music Publishing. The company is a recognized leader in the audio/visual production, release, and marketing of music in the DVD format. In addition to having released the largest catalog of DVD music worldwide, with well over 250 albums, 5.1 Entertainment Group has mixed and produced projects for Britney Spears,
R. Kelly, Usher, Janet Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, Eminem, Ben Harper, Herbie Hancock, Dishwalla, Alice Cooper, Everclear, Hanson, Sarah Brightman, Yanni, Aaron Neville, Outkast and more.

          5.1 Production Services, a division of 5.1 Entertainment Group, offers its clients DVD Authoring and Compression, Sound Recording, Music Production, Production/Filming/Editing/Mixing/Mastering of live events in HD Video, Audio

Mastering, Graphic Design, Visual Production, Digital Audio Encoding, Digital Audio Archiving, Audio Mixing (in both traditional stereo and 5.1,) DualDisc Production, and Enhanced CDs.

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