Brian Malouf

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Brian Malouf
Birth nameBrian Malouf
Born (1955-09-08) September 8, 1955 (age 63)
Hollywood, California
United States
GenresRock, alternative rock, pop, pop rock, R&B, soul, new wave
Occupation(s)Record producer, engineer, mixer, A&R
Years active1981-present

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.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.[2]

Musical career[edit]

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.[2]

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.

Selected discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Label Details
2014 Smokey Robinson Smokey and Friends Verve Records Mixer[3]
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"[4] 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[5]
2013 Caitlin Crosby Save That Pillow Anders Music Records Mixer[6]
Big Time Rush 24/Seven Columbia Records Mixer[3]
Victoria Justice "Ain't Nobody Else" (from upcoming album Shake) Columbia Records Mixer
2012 Barbra Streisand Release Me Columbia Records Remixer; tape restoration[3]
Meiko The Bright Side (various tracks) Fantasy Records Mixer [7]
Poema Remembering You Tooth & Nail Records Mixer[3]
The Strange Familiar Chasing Shadows Krian Music Group Producer, mixer, engineer, instrumentalist[3]
2011 The Muppets The Muppets [Original Soundtrack] Disney Records Mixer[3]
2010 Wolfmother Almost Alice (Alice in Wonderland soundtrack): "Fell Down a Hole" Buena Vista Records Mixer, exec producer[3]
All Time Low Almost Alice (Alice in Wonderland soundtrack): "Painting Flowers" Buena Vista Records Mixer, exec producer[3]
Tokio Hotel w/ Kerli Almost Alice (Alice in Wonderland soundtrack): "Strange" Buena Vista Records Mixer, exec producer[3]
The All-American Rejects Almost Alice (Alice in Wonderland soundtrack): "The Poison" Buena Vista Records Mixer, exec producer[3]
Fefe Dobson Joy: "More Than Words" Island Def Jam Mixer[7]
2009 All Time Low "Too Much" Hopeless Records Mixer[3]
Hannah Montana Hannah Montana: The Movie [soundtrack]: "Let's Do This" Disney Records Mixer[3]
2008 High School Musical 3 Original Soundtrack Disney Records Mixer[3]
O.A.R. All Sides Atlantic Records Mixer[3]
Taproot Our Long Road Home Velvet Hammer Mixer[3]
2007 Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds Live at Radio City Music Hall RCA Records Mixer[3]
2006 Dave Matthews Band The Best of What's Around, Vol. 1 RCA Records Live mixes[3]
Pussycat Dolls Live in London DVD A&M Records Mixer[3]
Ziggy Marley Love is My Religion (various tracks) Tuff Gong Mixer[3]
Michael Franti & Spearhead Yell Fire! Live Anti Records/Epitaph Records Mixer[3]
2005 Natasha Bedingfield Peace of Me (single) BMG Mixer[3]
O.A.R. Stories of a Stranger Atlantic Records Mixer[3]
Antigone Rising Don't Look Back (EP) Lava Records Mixer[3]
2002 The Calling Sweet Home Alabama [soundtrack]: "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" Hollywood Records Mixer[3]
2000 Live The Dolphin's Cry (single) Radioactive Records Mixer[7]
David Gray Babylon (single) RCA Remixer[7]
1999 Lit A Place in the Sun RCA Mixer[3]
Kid Rock Bawitdaba (single) Atlantic Records Mixer[8]
1998 Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories Rugrats Soundtrack: "All Day" Interscope Mixer[3]
Ednaswap Wonderland Park Island Records Mixer[3]
The Verve Pipe Great Expectations [Original Soundtrack]: "Her Ornament" Radioactive Records Mixer, producer[3]
The Verve Pipe The Freshman: "Spoonful of Sugar" (bonus track) RCA Mixer[7]
1997 Sister Hazel All For You (single) Uptown/Universal Records Mixer
Eve 6 Eve 6: "Inside Out," "Leech," "Tongue-Tied" RCA Mixer, A&R[7]
1996 3T ft Michael Jackson Why: "Didn't Mean to Hurt You" Epic Records Mixer[7]
The Verve Pipe Villains RCA A&R
1995 Everclear Sparkle & Fade Capitol Records Mixer, producer[7]
Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories Tails Geffen Mixer[7]
1994 Oingo Boingo Boingo: "Insanity" Giant Records Mixer[3]
Pearl Jam Ten: "Even Flow" Epic Records Mixer[3]
Take 6 ft Stevie Wonder Join the Band: "Why I Feel This Way" Reprise Records Engineer[9]
1993 Celine Dion The Colour of My Love: "Next Plane Out" 550 Records/Sony Mixer[3]
Brian May Driven By You (single) Hollywood Records Mixer[7]
1992 Pearl Jam Singles [Original Soundtrack]: "Breathe" Epic Records Mixer[3]
1991 Queen Jazz: "Fat-Bottomed Girls" (bonus remix) Hollywood Records Remixer[7]
Queen Innuendo (US): "I Can't Live With You" Hollywood Records Remixer[3]
Seal Seal: "Crazy" (single) ZTT Mixer[7]
Roxette Joyride (Single) EMI Mixer
Amy Grant Hear in Motion (various tracks) RCA Mixer[3]
Natural Selection Do Anything (single) EastWest Mixer[7]
1990 Madonna I'm Breathless - Music From and Inspired by the Film Dick Tracy Sire, Warner Bros. Records Mixer, engineer[7]
Hall & Oates Change of Season: "Heavy Rain" (single) Arista Records Mixer[3]
Queen Live at Wembley '86 Hollywood Records Mixer
Smokey Robinson Love, Smokey: "Everything You Touch," "Take Me Through the Night" Motown Mixer[7]
Extreme More Than Words (single) A&M Mixer
1987 Michael Jackson Bad Epic Records Engineer[7]
Starship No Protection (various tracks) RCA Mixer
1986 Wang Chung Mosaic Geffen Records Mixer, engineer[3]
1984 Starship Youngblood soundtrack: "Cut You Down to Size" RCA Mixer
Mickey Thomas Youngblood soundtrack: "Stand in the Fire" RCA Mixer


  1. ^ "CMJ 2012 Panelist: Brian Malouf". Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  2. ^ a b Droney, Maureen (1999-12-01). "Brian Malouf: Sharing the Secrets of His Crossover Success". Mix Magazine. Archived from the original on 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
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  4. ^ "Colbie Caillat's "The Way I Was" From 'The Walking Dead: Songs Of Survival, Vol. 2′: Idolator Premiere". Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  5. ^ "Time & Pressure Set For Re-Release January 14". Archived from the original on 2014-08-20. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  6. ^ "Caitlin Crosby Instagram". Retrieved 2014-08-19.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Brian Malouf -". Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  8. ^ "Kid Rock Bawitdaba".
  9. ^ "Join the Band album credits". Retrieved 2013-04-16.

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