— Despite ongoing changes to the recording landscape, veteran recording professional Cherney continues to be one of the most sought-after producers/engineers in the business —
Los Angeles CA, October 7, 2013 — GRAMMY® and TEC award-winning producer/engineer Ed Cherney is best known for his work with a large roster of artists, including Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Sting, Eric Clapton, Jann Arden, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones, to name just a few. Over the years, he’s garnered six GRAMMY nominations and two wins. He has also been honored with seven TEC award nominations and five wins, as well as three EMMY® nominations. But those who have been paying attention to Cherney’s career know well that his best days are not necessarily behind him, and that he is not resting on his past accomplishments. In fact, he is busier than ever, churning out project after project with a high level of creativity, artistry, focus, professionalism and joy.
A few current/recent highlights include:
Producing/engineering new tracks with Australian rock band Wolfmother.
Work with Lenny Kravitz on music for Lee Daniels’ film The Butler
Producing, engineering and mixing the main title theme for Disney’s current hit Planes, “Nothing Can Stop Me Now,” with artist/writer Mark Holman
Producing the post-production audio and mixing for Love 4 Levon, a DVD/broadcast/CD project featuring My Morning Jacket, Roger Waters, Joe Walsh, Lucinda Williams, among a star-studded cast honoring Levon Helm.
Mixing for Iggy and The Stooges’ latest album, Ready To Die
Recording and mixing Robben Ford’s latest critically acclaimed project, Bringing It Back Home
Mixing Eric Burdon’s latest project, ‘Til Your River Runs Dry
Work on the soundtrack for the upcoming film Bolden with Wynton Marsalis and Director Dan Pritzker
Ed has also been co-producing (with Sandy Turano) new artist Athena Perez in Chicago.
He is also currently mixing tracks for Nick Cannon with Randy Jackson and mixing tracks for Jonny Lang.
Cherney was also particularly close with the late, legendary producer Phil Ramone, and he had the honor of working with Ramone on his last projects before his untimely passing earlier this year. These projects include Where It All Began from Glee star Matthew Morrison, as well as the album Confidencias from Alejandro Fernandez, the first single from which, “Hoy Tengo Ganas De Ti,” featuring Christina Aguilera, is currently burning up the Latin charts.
“I have had so many wonderful opportunities in my career,” says Cherney. I have had the privilege of working with great artists that I truly love. When the downturn in the music business happened, and everything changed overnight, like many of my peers I questioned if it was really worth it anymore. What happened instead was the reaffirmation that I was lucky enough to be doing something that I was born to do, and what I have done is re-dedicate myself to serving the artist, and most importantly serving the music. To be able to turn a musical idea using cold and hard technology into raw emotion and to get people to feel something is the greatest thing in my life. Whatever is happening on the business end pales when put next to the artistry and timelessness of great music. If we can make truly great music, the rest will take care of itself.”
The founder of the Music Producers Guild of America (now the Producers and Engineer’s Wing® of The Recording Academy®). Cherney has also been Governor of the L.A. Chapter of the Recording Academy, and he is one of the founders of META (Music Engineer’s Technology Alliance), a group of esteemed producers and engineers dedicated to advocating music and technology excellence and educational initiatives. He serves on the board of directors at McNally Smith College and sponsors a scholarship in his name at Berklee School of Music.