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Dan Merceruio

Producer

Dan Merceruio is the producer for Sono Luminus, and has worked for the record label since 2006. Dan takes pride in maintaining an overall standard of quality control of artistic projects. Whether creating and discussing repertoire programming with artists of varying styles, to collaborating with musicians throughout the entire recording process in the studio, Dan strives to promote a relaxed environment that allows all involved to perform at the highest level. Well-versed in the language of music, Dan has worked with many artists and groups of all styles and sizes, from solo pianists and vocalists, to string quartets, chamber ensembles, and full orchestra with choir. He is honored to have been nominated for a GRAMMY in the category of Producer of the Year, Classical, in 2012 and 2016. Dan is an alumnus of Shenandoah University, and a classically trained musician in voice and piano. He sings with the Washington, D.C. based vocal ensemble, Third Practice, and believes it important to maintain an active understanding of what it is like to be an artist on the “other side of the glass”.

 
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Dan Shores

Recording Engineer

3 Time GRAMMY® Nominee Daniel Shores started his professional career with Sono Luminus, first as an assistant engineer, then engineer, then head of the Sono Luminus record label. Now with changes in company structure Daniel is back to doing what he loves best exclusively – engineering. Daniel’s focus for years has been his love of sound and aim to create the most pristine recordings of music possible. When not in the studio Daniel is an adjunct professor at Shenandoah University where he teaches remote recording and surround sound classes in the school’s music recording and production technology department. Daniel is also a musician himself starting life as a classical /jazz pianist and percussionist, then moving to jazz and rock bass, guitar, mandolin and various other odds and ends.

 
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Caleb Nei

Graphic Design

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Collin J Rae joined Sono Luminus team on September 2, 2014 as the newly appointed CEO. Mr. Rae brings with him years of industry experience and specialty focus in digital marketing and distribution. He has shared a long relationship with the label as their label manager at their distributor, Naxos of America, and already has a deep understanding and connection to the label’s existing and back catalog. He comes most recently from his position as VP of Digital Sales and Marketing at Universal Music Classics.

Along with a shared vision for the continuation of Sono Luminus’ focus on ultra-high fidelity surround sound recordings, Mr. Rae will look to bring in new and exciting artists and projects as well as developing and executing strategies to take advantage of the vast back catalog. Mr. Rae will also be overseeing daily operations.