RSR457 - Glenn Rosenstein - Fame Studios, Madonna, Talking Heads, Ziggy Marley, U2 - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR457 – Glenn Rosenstein – Fame Studios, Madonna, Talking Heads, Ziggy Marley, U2

The best ad for mixing was "Leave the door open!" Glenn talked about mixing at the Power Station and Sigma Sound, recording Madonna, Springsteen, U2, Talking Heads, Ziggy Marley, the birth of remixing, and renewing Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals.

My guest today is Glenn Rosenstein a Multi Grammy-winning producer, engineer, and mixer who began his music career at the legendary Power Station Recording Studio in NYC, assisting alongside some of the best producers, engineers as well as at New York’s historic Sigma Sound Studios where Glenn became a mixer and remix engineer, creating work for such artists as U2, Madonna, Talking Heads, The Ramones, Ziggy Marley, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, James Brown, Miles Davis and many others.

Glenn’s music production & mixes continue to be highly visible & diverse, from Whitney Woerz, Carly Simon and Earl “Chinna” Smith to James Taylor, Black Uhuru, Wes Sheffield and Bif Naked. He produced Benedictines Of Mary project for Decca/Universal which was Billboard Magazine’s #1 Classical release for the 2012 to 2013 holiday season.

As a producer, mixer, & engineer, Glenn’s projects have won 3 Grammy Awards, 5 Grammy nominations, an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award.

His work is responsible for record sales well in excess of 300 million units. His music production & mixing credits for film & television include The Sopranos, Celebrity Circus, The Last Emperor, Blown Away, Married To The Mob, Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210, All My Children and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. As both songwriter & producer, Glenn’s work with reggae artist Snow led to a chart-topping single in Canada.

In addition, Glenn has overseen production of a landmark multi-DVD project for Saturday Night Live‘s 25th Anniversary, producing the surround remixes and audio for 60 unique music performances, as well as 60 musical comedic sketches. This project features the live performances of Mariah Carey, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Metallica, Nirvana, Paul McCartney, Snoop Doggy Dog, Paul Simon, Alanis Morissette, James Brown and Bruce Springsteen, to name just a few.

Glenn has also partnered in the renovation and restoration of the historic Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals AL, where he maintains a residence and studio and where we join you today. 

And last but not least I consider Glenn a longtime friend and mentor here in Nashville.

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