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Multimedia Creative and Production Firm Relocates to Downtown Albany
June 6, 2014
The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) announces the grand opening of JGI Media, a full-scale music, audio, video production studio and marketing firm specializing in creative technical services such as graphic design, website development and animation, at 52 South Pearl Street, 2nd Floor, on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan and Georgette Steffens, executive director, Downtown Albany BID, and John Raspante, founder, JGI Media, are scheduled to speak. The media and the downtown Albany business community are invited to attend the ceremony.
Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan says, “I am very excited to welcome JGI Media into Albany and the Downtown business community. The fact that their relocation to the City of Albany was an important part of their strategic plan speaks volumes about the value and benefit of locating a business in our Downtown corridor. I applaud JGI Media for recognizing that a great location is key to a thriving business.”
JGI Media founder, John J. Raspante, started a recording studio after finishing high school. In 2001, while working on his marketing/business degree, he started building his first website as his beginning foray into the marketing world. Today JGI Media’s new Downtown office space allows clients the ability to record audio, mix and master music and develop products like commercials, audio books, corporate and music videos and more.
“We started talking about the evolution of the music industry since the launch of iTunes and the concept of independent artists translating their passion and success in music to other areas of business to increase their profit potential and possibilities,” explains Raspante. “ I experimented with that model to penetrate the digital market and learned how we could benefit both marketing clients and independent artists. The result was an a la carte music production and marketing system, where the firm can provide the professional resources from start to finish, act as a consult or simply rent studio time. The idea is to move clients and unknown artists into the spotlight in a manner that works within their budget and goals.”
JGI Media fills a boutique niche for clients crafting messages targeting the millennial generation. This increasingly influential group impacts virtually every aspect of the American lifestyle including, fashion, technology and entertainment. While we create meaningful campaigns, we also incorporate mediums trusted by this group of 18 – 34 year olds and deliver novel experiences across all forms of technology.”
“With over 180 million dollars being invested in Downtown, we are continuing to elevate our business district by welcoming new technology-based businesses like JGI Media to a South Pearl location across from the Times Union Center,” explains Steffens. “JGI Media brings 10 years of music industry experience to the street, joining many other businesses who have relocated, or will relocate, to Downtown in 2014 such as Accenture, Aeon Nexus, Carma Systems and Windstream.”