- Tuesday, Jul. 5, 2016
Vapor Music is acquiring RMW Music. Moving forward under the name Vapor RMW, the addition of RMW allows Vapor to reinvent itself and expand in the post audio space.
RMW’s facilities will enable Vapor to better cater to simultaneous sessions across the board, a need that increasingly began to present itself as the studio continued on its upward growth trajectory. The acquisition also reinforces Vapor’s creative culture, including the gaming and record label side of its business. The extra studio space will help with Vapor’s Fifth Kid Records label in particular, improving its capacity for providing a creative outlet and home for its recording artists.
“The acquisition instantly gives us a much greater market share in terms of post audio both in this country and internationally,” said Joey Serlin, president/creative director at Vapor Music Group. “We’re now in a position to collaborate, we have a company full of award-winning creative directors and can offer our clients the best in all the areas we cover. Whether it’s sound design, original composition, licensing, or voice direction, we are now in a position to offer decades of combined experience.”
“I look forward to offering our clients an incredibly impressive roster of creative directors, who collectively represent a dynamic range of experience, talent and passion,” said Vapor Music managing director Lindsey Bates who cited the collective roster of creative directors consisting of Serlin, Ted Rosnick, Brendan Quinn, Dustin Anstey and Art Mullin.
RMW was founded by CEO/producer/track director Rosnick and partner/producer/composer Steve Mackinnon. “Like Vapor, RMW is heavily awarded and has a history of responding to briefs by stepping outside of the standard solutions. The fit was seamless as both studios are completely aligned creatively,” said Serlin.
“Steve and I have for many years admired the amazing work of Joey [Serlin] and his team,” said Rosnick. “This acquisition of RMW by Vapor is going to change the landscape in this country of what an audio house is capable of. The talent pool and resources of both companies together is insanely deep.”
Vapor will maintain RMW’s location on Adelaide Street in Toronto’s west end, though it will be refurbished with its technical capacities updated. They will also be maintaining their east end studio, located on George Street.
“Our clients can rest assured that they will be able to work with the same creative directors and have access to the same composers, sound designers and voice directors,” said Serlin.