THE 515 Studio, located at 515 East Iris Drive in the township of Berry HIll, Nashville, opened it's doors to songwriters and recording artists in 2003. Since that time the studio has recorded thousands of songs and numerous artist projects as well as hosting events for Music Row publishers and music companies.
In January of 2018 THE 515 Studio was leased to Westlake Pro Audio as a location to showcase their recording gear and studio designs. With Music Row changing from Nashville's music business center to a more tourist oriented attraction, Berry HIll has become the new heart of the Nashville music industry. Many of the recording studios, music publishers and various music companies have now relocated from Music Row to Berry Hill.
Not wanting to leave Berry Hill, the original 515 Studio business has now moved, just three doors down, to 522 East Iris Drive. THE 522 building now houses a small, very intimate recording studio--perfect for recording vocals and indy band projects.
We can't wait for you, our songwriter and recording artist clients, to come pay us a visit at our new location and we are looking forward to working with all of you in the near future!
THE 515 STUDIO
We now record our basic tracks at several of the larger studios located in Berry Hill and bring those tracks back to THE 522 to record vocals and other overdubs if necessary. Our staff and procedures remain the same and our goals are still to provide our clients and friends with the best possible renditions of their music. We are surrounded by some of the friendliest and most creative people in the world. You will love working here!
THE 522 STUDIO
Rod Lewis, owner and operator of THE 522 operation, is a 35 year veteran of the music business--24 of those years living and working in Nashville. As a bass player, he has toured with many Country and Rock recording artists. Rod has also had success as a songwriter having many of his songs recorded and commercially released by major label recording artists. In 2001, Rod decided to settle down and stop touring. His decision led him to build THE 515 Studio and he has enjoyed being a studio owner and Nashville musician since that time.
Chip Hardy moved to Nashville in December of 1973 and has been a part of the Nashville music business community for over 40 years. He began his career as a songwriter and has had his songs recorded by many major label recording artists. Chip was a signed staff writer at Tree International Music Publishing Company and Electra-Asylum Music.
From 1982 to 1989 he was a member of the A&R staff at MCA Records and had the pleasure of working with many of their recording artists such as George Strait, Reba McEntire, Waylon Jennings, Barbara Mandrell, Roger Miller and Loretta Lynn. Chip produced projects on Loretta Lynn, Joe Barnhill, Rick & Janis Carnes and The Vega Bros. and was in charge of the MCA Records, Nashville, artist development program where he worked with Patty Loveless and numerous others.
Chip is ready to lend his experience and expertise to your music today!
Bobby Holland is a Grammy nominated producer/engineer/musician born and raised in Nashville, TN. He has been playing and recording music since the moment he realized it was possible. These days, Bobby is predominantly producing and mixing records for artists that he adores, and of course, mixing for us!! In fact, Bobby has mixed well over 5,000 songs for us. We feel honored and privileged to have him here and we hope you will too.
Adam Bokesch has been playing music since before he can remember. He received his first drum set at age 6 and never looked back. In 2007 he moved to Nashville to finish his degree at Belmont University majoring in audio engineering and percussion performance. Writing music for film is one of Adam's biggest passions. He has studied composition and music theory since 2005 and applies this knowledge to all that he does. Adam has been engineering for us for the last couple of years and we think he's one of the best. We're sure you will agree.
Jesse Lavigne has been recording bands for over 10 years. In 2015, Jesse moved to Nashville to study Audio Engineering at the Blackbird Academy. Since then, he’s been engineering, mixing, and building tracks at studios throughout Nashville. Jesse also grew up playing music— he studied classical piano and taught himself guitar. When he’s not working, he enjoys playing live shows with several bands in town.
Kyle Lewis moved to Nashville in 2007 to attend Middle Tennessee State University, where he majored in guitar and music business. After garduation he set out to conquer the industry. Kyle currently plays, records and writes with several major artists. We love having him around when he's not touring. He helps us with everything from engineering and recording to charting and performing.