Elias Arts Relocates and Expands Presence within New York City

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New York, NY, Oct. 14, 2008 – A world renowned creative collective for over 28 years, Elias Arts, a company devoted to music composition, strategy and production, has relocated and expanded its presence within New York City. The announcement was made today by Dante Piacenza, Executive Producer/GM, Elias Arts, who is based in New York. Elias Arts has relocated its East Coast headquarters into a new, 5,000 square foot facility located at 394 Broadway in Manhattan. (The phone numbers are 212/807-6500 and 212/924-8500.) Built specifically for Elias Arts, the new location features a full album quality mastering room to be used for composition, finishing and client presentations, a large performance/live room, fully appointed to support an orchestra section or live band with isolation capabilities, and two additional studio/composition rooms. The new facility also includes a large conference room, production and executive office space, and all new digital infrastructure. Elias Arts most recently completed projects for NHL, UPS and ESPN in the new studios. Piacenza said, “We are really excited to have the opportunity to re-introduce Elias Arts to the New York advertising community. This is a breath of fresh air for us, and a truly big step toward solidifying our presence as a full-service music and branding collective. Elias Arts continues moving in a wonderfully progressive direction, and we’d like to invite all of our clients and friends to check out our new studios!� ABOUT ELIAS ARTS: A world renowned and pre-eminent creative collective for over 28 years, Elias Arts is devoted to music composition, strategy and production. The company has employed the emotional strength of music and sound to launch, grow and reposition the most recognized brands and companies worldwide. Elias Arts has worked with well over half of the Fortune 1000 companies, and has also helped turn numerous startups into everyday brand names. Among the clients Elias Arts has worked with are AOL, Mastercard, Sony, Columbia Pictures, Nike, Apple, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Ebay, Honda, Intel, Visa, Yahoo, Universal Studios, Microsoft, McDonalds, ESPN and General Motors, to name just a few With offices in Santa Monica and New York City, global resources and a renowned roster of gifted composers, producers, and marketers, the mission of Elias Arts is to constantly strive for creative excellence and distinction through the art of music and sound design. The company is the recipient of over 700 major industry awards from around the world. For more information, please visit





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