|Birth name||Brian Malouf|
September 8, 1955 |
|Genres||Rock, alternative rock, pop, pop rock, R&B, soul, new wave|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, engineer, mixer, A&R|
Brian Malouf (born September 8, 1955) is a multi-platinum American producer, engineer, and mixer who has worked with acts such as Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews Band, Tokio Hotel, Wolfmother, and All Time Low. Also serving as an executive at several major record labels over the years, his work has amassed a total of 53 gold, platinum, and double platinum records to date.
Malouf grew up in Los Angeles, playing drums from a young age. In high school he experimented with instruments such as the trombone and upright bass, writing for the school's big band, but he returned to his percussive roots when he attended Cal State Northridge, where he was serving as the first-chair symphonic percussionist in the orchestra by the time he graduated. After his fifth year Malouf, weary of counting rests in the classical repertoire, left school and began playing drum set again in noted LA rock band Giant City. He later began doing sound engineering for live bands at night, apprenticing for engineer Dave Jerden during the day.
In 1981, Malouf went to work for Can-Am Recorders in Tarzana, California, where he'd been working for several years when he first met Michael Jackson. One day, while the Jacksons were recording there, Michael asked if Malouf would like to engineer for him that evening. Said Malouf to Mix Magazine: "He came to me on one of their sessions and said, 'Hey Brian, I want to come back tonight and do my own stuff. Can you do it with me?' And that was the beginning of working with him for a year and a half..." The songs they recorded together would eventually comprise the Bad album.
By 1990, Malouf had risen to the top of his field as a mix engineer, working with Madonna, Queen, Hall & Oates, and Smokey Robinson in the same year, and continuing to grow his high-profile clientele list. In 1994 Brian was offered the position of vice-president of A&R at RCA Records in New York, where he remained for eleven years while continuing to mix and produce. Working for various labels over the years as a consultant and senior A&R executive, including a 3-year run as the VP of A&R at Walt Disney Records, he now owns Cookie Jar Recording in Sherman Oaks, California. He is managed by Andrew Brightman at Brightman Music.
|2014||Smokey Robinson||Smokey and Friends||Verve Records||Mixer|
|Joel Crouse||Even the River Runs||Show Dog-Universal Music||Mixer|
|Colbie Caillat||The Walking Dead Songs of Survival, Vol. 2: "The Way I Was"||Universal Republic Records||Mixer|
|Sabrina Carpenter||Can't Blame a Girl for Trying (EP)||Hollywood Records||Producer, mixer|
|The Strange Familiar||This is Gravity||Krian Music||Mixer|
|Devour the Day||Time and Pressure||Fat Lady Music||Additional production, mix|
|2013||Caitlin Crosby||Save That Pillow||Anders Music Records||Mixer|
|Big Time Rush||24/Seven||Columbia Records||Mixer|
|Victoria Justice||"Ain't Nobody Else" (from upcoming album Shake)||Columbia Records||Mixer|
|2012||Barbra Streisand||Release Me||Columbia Records||Remixer; tape restoration|
|Meiko||The Bright Side (various tracks)||Fantasy Records||Mixer |
|Poema||Remembering You||Tooth & Nail Records||Mixer|
|The Strange Familiar||Chasing Shadows||Krian Music Group||Producer, mixer, engineer, instrumentalist|
|2011||The Muppets||The Muppets [Original Soundtrack]||Disney Records||Mixer|
|2010||Wolfmother||Almost Alice (Alice in Wonderland soundtrack): "Fell Down a Hole"||Buena Vista Records||Mixer, exec producer|
|All Time Low||Almost Alice (Alice in Wonderland soundtrack): "Painting Flowers"||Buena Vista Records||Mixer, exec producer|
|Tokio Hotel w/ Kerli||Almost Alice (Alice in Wonderland soundtrack): "Strange"||Buena Vista Records||Mixer, exec producer|
|The All-American Rejects||Almost Alice (Alice in Wonderland soundtrack): "The Poison"||Buena Vista Records||Mixer, exec producer|
|Fefe Dobson||Joy: "More Than Words"||Island Def Jam||Mixer|
|2009||All Time Low||"Too Much"||Hopeless Records||Mixer|
|Hannah Montana||Hannah Montana: The Movie [soundtrack]: "Let's Do This"||Disney Records||Mixer|
|2008||High School Musical 3||Original Soundtrack||Disney Records||Mixer|
|O.A.R.||All Sides||Atlantic Records||Mixer|
|Taproot||Our Long Road Home||Velvet Hammer||Mixer|
|2007||Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds||Live at Radio City Music Hall||RCA Records||Mixer|
|2006||Dave Matthews Band||The Best of What's Around, Vol. 1||RCA Records||Live mixes|
|Pussycat Dolls||Live in London DVD||A&M Records||Mixer|
|Ziggy Marley||Love is My Religion (various tracks)||Tuff Gong||Mixer|
|Michael Franti & Spearhead||Yell Fire! Live||Anti Records/Epitaph Records||Mixer|
|2005||Natasha Bedingfield||Peace of Me (single)||BMG||Mixer|
|O.A.R.||Stories of a Stranger||Atlantic Records||Mixer|
|Antigone Rising||Don't Look Back (EP)||Lava Records||Mixer|
|2002||The Calling||Sweet Home Alabama [soundtrack]: "Keep Your Hands to Yourself"||Hollywood Records||Mixer|
|2000||Live||The Dolphin's Cry (single)||Radioactive Records||Mixer|
|David Gray||Babylon (single)||RCA||Remixer|
|1999||Lit||A Place in the Sun||RCA||Mixer|
|Kid Rock||Bawitdaba (single)||Atlantic Records||Mixer|
|1998||Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories||Rugrats Soundtrack: "All Day"||Interscope||Mixer|
|Ednaswap||Wonderland Park||Island Records||Mixer|
|The Verve Pipe||Great Expectations [Original Soundtrack]: "Her Ornament"||Radioactive Records||Mixer, producer|
|The Verve Pipe||The Freshman: "Spoonful of Sugar" (bonus track)||RCA||Mixer|
|1997||Sister Hazel||All For You (single)||Uptown/Universal Records||Mixer|
|Eve 6||Eve 6: "Inside Out," "Leech," "Tongue-Tied"||RCA||Mixer, A&R|
|1996||3T ft Michael Jackson||Why: "Didn't Mean to Hurt You"||Epic Records||Mixer|
|The Verve Pipe||Villains||RCA||A&R|
|1995||Everclear||Sparkle & Fade||Capitol Records||Mixer, producer|
|Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories||Tails||Geffen||Mixer|
|1994||Oingo Boingo||Boingo: "Insanity"||Giant Records||Mixer|
|Pearl Jam||Ten: "Even Flow"||Epic Records||Mixer|
|Take 6 ft Stevie Wonder||Join the Band: "Why I Feel This Way"||Reprise Records||Engineer|
|1993||Celine Dion||The Colour of My Love: "Next Plane Out"||550 Records/Sony||Mixer|
|Brian May||Driven By You (single)||Hollywood Records||Mixer|
|1992||Pearl Jam||Singles [Original Soundtrack]: "Breathe"||Epic Records||Mixer|
|1991||Queen||Jazz: "Fat-Bottomed Girls" (bonus remix)||Hollywood Records||Remixer|
|Queen||Innuendo (US): "I Can't Live With You"||Hollywood Records||Remixer|
|Seal||Seal: "Crazy" (single)||ZTT||Mixer|
|Amy Grant||Hear in Motion (various tracks)||RCA||Mixer|
|Natural Selection||Do Anything (single)||EastWest||Mixer|
|1990||Madonna||I'm Breathless - Music From and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy||Sire, Warner Bros. Records||Mixer, engineer|
|Hall & Oates||Change of Season: "Heavy Rain" (single)||Arista Records||Mixer|
|Queen||Live at Wembley '86||Hollywood Records||Mixer|
|Smokey Robinson||Love, Smokey: "Everything You Touch," "Take Me Through the Night"||Motown||Mixer|
|Extreme||More Than Words (single)||A&M||Mixer|
|1987||Michael Jackson||Bad||Epic Records||Engineer|
|Starship||No Protection (various tracks)||RCA||Mixer|
|1986||Wang Chung||Mosaic||Geffen Records||Mixer, engineer|
|1984||Starship||Youngblood soundtrack: "Cut You Down to Size"||RCA||Mixer|
|Mickey Thomas||Youngblood soundtrack: "Stand in the Fire"||RCA||Mixer|
- "CMJ 2012 Panelist: Brian Malouf". Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- Droney, Maureen (1999-12-01). "Brian Malouf: Sharing the Secrets of His Crossover Success". Mix Magazine. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- "Brian Malouf, AllMusic.com". Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- "Colbie Caillat’s "The Way I Was" From ‘The Walking Dead: Songs Of Survival, Vol. 2′: Idolator Premiere". Idolator.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- "Time & Pressure Set For Re-Release January 14". DevourtheDay.com. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- "Caitlin Crosby Instagram". Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- "Brian Malouf - Discogs.com". Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- "Kid Rock Bawitdaba".
- "Join the Band album credits". Retrieved 2013-04-16.