Barry Grint

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Barry Grint
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Background information
Birth nameBarry Stephen Grint[1]
Also known asBazza
BornApril 1959 (age 59)[1]
Occupation(s)Mastering engineer
Years active1984–present
LabelsSony, Warner Bros., Mute, Universal
Associated actsMadonna, Oasis, Keane, Prince, Simply Red, David Bowie

Barry Stephen "Bazza" Grint (born April 1959) is an English mastering engineer and member of the mastering group of the Music Producers Guild (MPG). Grint has worked on over 20 UK Number One records and more than 100 UK Top Ten hits. Projects for artists include: Madonna,[2] Prince, Puff Daddy, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, The Beatles, Oasis, Keane, Beach Boys, Jessie J,[3] Rod Stewart, Paul Simon, Van Halen,[4] Michael McDonald and A-ha.

He began cutting records at Trident Studios in 1984 mastering international tracks for the UK and Europe. He identified his work by etching Bazza in the run out groove and of the years various incarnations have included Bazza @ Audio One, Bazza @ Tape One, Bazza @ Porky's, Bazza @ Abbey Road and Bazza @ Alchemy. He is now[when?] mastering and cutting vinyl at Alchemy's studios in Brook Green, London.

Representing the Music Producers Guild, Grint worked with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to create a standard for embedding the International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) within a Broadcast Wave Format (BWF).[5] This has been adopted by the main manufacturers of mastering software internationally and is supported by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and the Association of Independent Music (AIM).

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  1. ^ a b "Barry Stephen Grint". CheckDirector. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Bazza (2) Discography". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  3. ^ "Barry Grint Discography". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  4. ^ "Van Halen - Dreams (Vinyl)". Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  5. ^ "The Music Producers Guild | | ISRC in Broadcast WAV now has a dedicated online presence". 2014-05-14. Retrieved 2015-06-18.