A Little History

In Your Ear was founded by Carlos Chafin and the late Robbin Thompson in 1990 as a music composition and production company.  Since then, the business has grown into a multi-studio recording and post-production facility situated in Shockoe Bottom, Richmond's vibrant production district.  In Your Ear is where Chris Brown recorded F.A.M.E., winner of the 2012 Grammy for Best R&B album.  It is where thousands of television and radio spots have been scored, recorded and mixed for companies such as Coke, Geico, Kraft Foods, McDonalds and others.  It is also the facility tapped by top Hollywood producers for dialog production on movies like "The Help", "Gladiator" and television shows including "The Family Guy", "Person of Interest", and "Sleepy Hollow".

Our 18,000 square foot facilities, built in 1999, are hidden behind four antebellum row houses. Employing the talents of California’s top acoustical architects, studio bau:ton, and Richmond architect Bob Steele of BOB, the dream of an acoustically and technically correct facility came to central Virginia.  The building is now home to In Your Ear, Dreams Factory Films, Flatland Creative Animation Studios, Initiate-IT (advertising and marketing) and BEATGASM an online streaming music service for independent artist. 

Whether it's for a film set for international release or production for a local radio spot, In Your Ear is the destination for top advertising agencies, independent and studio films, television production, recording artists and students. Our educational offerings, which include classes in conjunction with neighboring Virginia Commonwealth University, have become an important part of our mission to raise the bar higher for the creative production community in Central Virginia.

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