On The Music Scene

Armed with $3 million from his father and a degree from Berklee College of Music, 25-year-old Lee Button wants to fill the gap in Boston’s commercial production scene left by Shapiro Music and Radio in the Nude.
Ultimate Music Corp. in Cambridge, Mass., offers a state-of-the-art recording studio and what Button dubbed “New York style at Boston prices.”
“It looks as much like a show home as it is a studio,” Button said.
“I just wanted to bring [to Boston] some of the styling and quality of service you get in New York.”
In addition to a bevy of unsigned bands, UMC’s client roster includes Voice Control Systems of Cambridge and English firm UCC. Yet it’s commercial production that Button longs to get into.
“It’s a new arena for us but we understand the market and equipment,” said Button. “We geared up for both types of production. Ad people are in and out real quick and music people require a lot more esoteric equipment, but ad people can use [it], too.”
Shapiro Music recently relocated to New York, while Radio in the Nude packed its bags for the West Coast. –Sarah Jones