Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Introducing 'Bounce'...

I launched ‘Nik Goodman Media Consulting’ back in 2006 with the aim of working with radio stations around the world helping to inject more creativity into their programming.

In the last 6 years I’ve travelled thousands of miles, been on countless flights, and worked with some fantastic radio professionals.

About a year ago, I was looking at different ways of expanding the business, and started developing the idea of a creative company that placed audio, and not just radio, at the heart of what it stood for. And something that could combine my passions for music and sound, as well as radio.

I called up long-time friend and collaborator Dan McGrath to discuss the idea. Dan has been involved in TV and radio for many years. He was part of Chris Evans' team throughout The Big Breakfast, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush and TFI Friday days, and was the Producer of The Chris Evans Breakfast Show at BBC Radio 1 and Virgin Radio.

Around 10 years ago Dan also set up his own company to supply music and audio production to media. This lead to him writing the themes tunes to a raft of high profile TV shows in the UK including, Strictly Come Dancing, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, the Lloyd Webber BBC 'Star Search' series and recently Take Me Out (ITV1) and Alan Carr, Chatty Man (C4). Our US readers will hear Dan’s work on ‘Dancing With The Stars’.

After many meetings (a few of which were in the pub admittedly) we both decided to launch a new creative company which focused on ‘all things audio’, more specifically... music, sound and content.

So, late last year ‘Bounce’ was officially formed.

At Bounce, our mission is ‘to create brilliant sound’. Having pooled our resources, we’re now collectively in a stronger position to offer a range of services to our clients, all under the Bounce umbrella of ‘music, sound and content’. If you you’d like to see what those services are,  visit the new Bounce website where we go into more detail.

So, we’re now in the first few months of the brand new company, and things couldn’t be going better to be honest with you. We’re already working with big global companies like Nokia providing them a range of audio and content. We’re currently developing new projects for the BBC and also working with app developers on enhancing their products. We’ve signed some exciting creative partnerships (more of that soon) and we’re even finding time to get in the studio working on some remix projects! And of course the work with radio stations around the world to provide them with creative consultancy continues, as ‘Nik Goodman Media Consulting’ becomes part of Bounce.

Radio will be a large part of Bounce moving forward, and my business partner Dan’s experience of working with talent and his creative energy adds considerable weight to that side of the company. But radio is also evolving, and the definition of what ‘radio’ is, is constantly being re-defined. So new models of working with companies who want to be in the ‘audio entertainment’ space have to be created too.

Bounce is part of that evolution: a company that loves music, sound and content... however and wherever it appears.

So, you’ll no doubt be hearing more from Bounce throughout 2012 and beyond, but in the meantime if you’re passing and fancy a chat, we’d be delighted to welcome you to our office at County Hall, slap bang in the centre of London. We do a great cup of tea, and our posh biscuits are proving very popular indeed!

Find out more about Bounce here...

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