Sonosphere completes MBO and adds Duncan Bell

Sonosphere has completed a management buyout which sees existing director, Jamie Gosney, joined by Duncan Bell.

Sonosphere’s mission is to make immersive audio accessible to the industry at large.

Over the past 18 months it has been part of the 5G Festival (part of the DCMS 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme (5GTT). This project aims to use the 5G network to create new commercial opportunities for arts and entertainment, and giving artists and audiences new ways to interact with each other. Its work with 5GF partner Metropolis Studios, has also helped create the highest resolution Dolby Atmos certified studio in the UK, which has hit the ground running since opening in July.

“I became a shareholder and director of Sonosphere last year and I could see the huge potential the company had,” says Gosney. “When the opportunity to take over the ownership was presented, I knew that it was too good to miss. But I needed to have the right team in place to take it forward and make the most of all the opportunities that are presenting themselves.”

Gosney and Bell have decades of experience in the audio industry, and first met when Gosney was working as FoH engineer on a show for Autograph in the mid 80s. Whilst Gosney left the show and went on to forge a successful career as a studio owner, mix engineer and audio systems designer, Bell stayed with Autograph, working his way up the ranks to the position of group financial director, a position he held for over 20 years.

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