Emily Lazar

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Emily Lazar
Origin New York U.S.
Occupation(s) Mastering Engineer

Emily B. Lazar is an American Grammy nominated mastering engineer.[1] She is the founder, president, and chief mastering engineer of The Lodge, an audio mastering facility that has operated in New York City's Greenwich Village since 1997.[2][3]


Lazar has worked on over 2,000 albums with such artists as David Bowie, Foo Fighters, The Subways, The Shins, Meresha, Shiny Toy Guns, Lou Reed, Barbra Streisand, The Raveonettes Björk, Cults, Boy & Bear, Goldfrapp, Moby, Paul McCartney, The Naked and Famous, Garbage, Sonic Youth, Nada Surf, Sinéad O'Connor, Rza, Wu-Tang Clan, Sleigh Bells, Tiesto, Fucked Up, Chromeo, The Raveonettes, Thievery Corporation, Death Cab for Cutie, Depeche Mode, BT, The Velvet Underground, Morgan Page, Jedi Mind Tricks, John Mayer, Anti-Flag, Third Eye Blind, The Donnas, The All American Rejects, The Prodigy, Morrissey, Vampire Weekend, Destiny's Child, Matthew Shell & Arun Shenoy, and Vanessa Carlton.[4][5][6]

Current articles on Emily Lazar include features in NPR,[7] Artist Pro (cover story), Bust, Electronic Musician (cover story), Home Recording Magazine, Mix Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Pro Sound News, Medialine, Remix Magazine, and Tape Op. She has been a featured panelist lecturing on college campuses and in numerous music business and recording conferences.[8][9][10] Lazar has also been awarded the prestigious Palamountain Award for Young Alumni Achievement from Skidmore College and has served as an adjunct faculty of New York University in the Music Technology Department.[11] She is also a highly publicized product endorsee for Avalon Design (audio equipment), Apple Computers, Antelope Audio and Dangerous Music.[12][13] Emily resides in New York and presently serves on the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Early years[edit]

Born and raised in New York, Emily Lazar earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing and Music from Skidmore College, graduating Cum Laude with honors distinction in her major. During college, she wrote music, played in bands, and worked as a freelance engineer, producer and mixer. After college, Lazar worked in some of New York City's most prominent studios.[14] Later she earned a Master of Music Degree from New York University’s prestigious Music Technology program. While there, she pursued Tonmeister studies and was awarded a Graduate Fellowship.[15] Lazar’s thesis on Sonic Solutions, combined with an internship at Sony Classical, eventually led to a position at New York City based mastering facility, Masterdisk.[10][16]

The Lodge[edit]

The Lodge, an audio mastering facility, opened in 1997 in Greenwich Village in downtown Manhattan.[9]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Grammy Nominations[edit]

2012 - Album of the Year [17] Foo Fighters - "Wasting Light"

Pensado Awards[edit]

2014 - Emily Lazar was nominated for the 'Master of Mastering - Mastering Engineers Award' at the first annual Pensado Awards show.[18]

TEC Awards[edit]

2012 - Emily Lazar won the Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards[19] in the "Record/Production Album" category for her work on Foo Fighters's Wasting Light.

ELLE Magazine The Women in Music Power List[edit]

2017 - Emily Lazar was featured in the June issue of Elle Magazine's The Women In Music Power List highlighting 14 women as "the industry's most influential execs, producers and songwriters." [20]

Recent work[edit]

[21] [22]


Artist Album Label
Ben Alessi U [23][24] Big House Publishing
Switchfoot Where The Light Shines Through Concord Vanguard / Universal
Sia This Is Acting Monkey Puzzle / RCA
Moby / Moby & the Void Pacific Choir These Systems Are Failing Arts & Crafts


Artist Album Label
The Front Bottoms Back On Top Fueled By Ramen
Peaches Rub I U She Music
Brandon Flowers The Desired Effect Island Records
Oh No Welcome to Los Santos Rockstar Games
HOLYCHILD The Shape Of Brat Pop To Come Glassnote Records
The Bird and the Bee Recreational Love Rostrum Records
Mika No Place In Heaven Casablanca
Slightly Stoopid Meanwhile…Back at the Lab Silver Back Music
Smallpools Lovetap! RCA Records
Robert DeLong In The Cards Glassnote Records
Kate Pierson Guitars and Microphones Lazy Meadow Music
Braids Deep In The Iris Arbutus Records
Morgan Page DC to Light Netwerk Music Group
Milo Greene Control Elektra Records
Baio The Names Glassnote Records
Mas Ysa Seraph Downtown Records
Natalie Imbruglia Instant Crush Columbia Records
Beck "Dreams" Capitol Music Group
Selling Out (Fischer King Remix) Duncan Sheik Atlantic Records
FoxTrott A Taller Us Little Indian
Veruca Salt Ghost Notes El Camino Records
Speedy Ortiz Foil Deer Carpark Records
Beauty Pill Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are Butterscotch Records
Title Fight Hyperview Good Fight Entertainment
Baltimore Tigers of the year Self-released


Artist Album Label
Sia 1000 Forms of Fear RCA
The Reassure Echoe Örange Penguin Studio
Linkin Park The Hunting Party Warner Bros
Linkin Park The Hunting Party: Live From Mexico Warner Bros
Say Anything Hebrews RCA Records
Mimicking Birds Eons Glacial Pace Records
Garbage 10" Single Record Store Day Release STUNVOLUME
Hamilton Leithauser Black Hours Ribbon Music
Christina Perri Head or Heart Sony Records
Neon Hitch 301 to Paradise Warner Bros
TRUST Joyland Arts & Crafts
Dive Index Lost In The Pressure Neutral Milk
La Dispute Rooms of the House No Sleep Records
Twofish Zero Crossing Self-released


Artist Album Label
Weeknight Post Everything Hand Drawn Dracula
Various Artists Saint Heron Saint Records
The Killers Direct Hits Mercury Records
BT A Song Across Wires Armada Music
James Vincent McMorrow Post Tropical Vagrant
The Julie Ruin Run Fast Dischord Records
Party Supplies Tough Love Fools Gold
The Fatty Acids Boléro Kribber Krown Records
Tyler Ward Honestly Sony Music
Sky Ferreira Night Time My Time Capitol Records
Emily Jane White Bloodlines Important Records
Hellogoodbye Everything Is Debatable Old Friends Records
Various Artists Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack Rockstar Games
Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing No Sleep Records
The Living Sisters Run For Cover Vanguard
Golden Suits Golden Suits Yep Roc
This Is The End Motion Picture Soundtrack RCA Records
Bernard Fanning Departures Dew Process
Candlelight Red Reclamation Imagen Records
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City XL Recordings
The Boxer Rebellion Promises Absentee Recordings
Armin van Buuren Intense Armada Music
The Postal Service Give Up:10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Sub Pop
Sound City: Real to Reel Sound City (film) Roswell Records
Haim Days Are Gone Polydor
Matthew Shell & Arun Shenoy "Genesis" (Single) MTS Music / Narked Records


Artist Album Label
The Killers Battle Born Mercury Records
Alanis Morissette Havoc and Bright Lights Collective sounds
Shiny Toy Guns III Five Seven Music
Santana (band) Shape Shifter Starfaith Records
Garbage (band) Not Your Kind Of People STUNVOLUME
Tiesto Club Life: Volume 2 - Miami Musical Freedom
Sondre Lerche Bootlegs Mana Records
Diamond Rings Free Dimensional Astralwerks
Bush Tetras Happy Reachout International Records, Inc.
The Cringe Hiding In Plain Sight Listen Records
Eleni Mandell I Can See The Future Yep Roc Records
Trust TRST Arts & Crafts Productions
Nigel Dupree Up To No Good Mighty Loud
Jeff Wayne War of the Worlds: The New Generation 101 Distribution
Shoes Ignition Black Vinyl Records
Olof Arnalds Olof Sings One Little Indian
Matt Boerum ''Cold Hearted Disaster Matthew Boerum
Misstress Barbara Many Shades Of Grey MapleMusic Recordings
Say Anything ...Is A Real Boy Doghouse Records
Indochine Paradize +10 Sony Music


Artist Album Label
The Naked & Famous Passive Me, Aggressive You Polydor Ltd/Fiction
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon (Reissue) Razor & Tie|Triple Crown Records
The Raveonettes Rarities & B-Sides The Orchard (company)
White Denim D Downtown Records
Foo Fighters Wasting Light SAM Records| Roswell Records
Morgan Page In The Air Nettwerk Music Group
Ben Lee Deeper Into Dream Gold Village
Cubic Zirconia Follow Your Heart Fool's Gold
Olof Arnalds Olof Sings One Little Indian
Against Me! White Crosses/Black Crosses Total Trebel Music
CANT Dreams Come True Warp Records
Boy & Bear Moonfire Universal Music Australia
Fucked Up David Comes To Life Matador
Big Talk Big Talk Epitaph Records|ANTI Records
Thievery Corporation Culture Of Fear ESL
Above & Beyond Group Therapy Anjunabeats
Tiesto Club Life: Volume II - Las Vegas Musical Freedom
Cults (band) Abducted Columbia Records
Against Me! Total Clarity Fat Wreck Chords


Artist Album Label
BT These Hopeful Machines Nettwerk
Vampire Weekend Contra XL Recordings
Crime In Stereo I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone Bridge Nine Records
Minus The Bear Omni Dangerbird Records
Envy On The Coast Low Country Photo Finish Records
Sleigh Bells Treats Mom and Pop Records
Against Me White Crosses Sire Records
Maps & Atlases Perch Patchwerk Barsuk Records
Kathryn Calder Are You My Mother? File Under: Music
Matt Pond PA The Dark Leaves Altitude Records
Chromeo Business Casual Atlantic Records
Chief Modern Rituals Domino Records
Magic Kids Memphis True Panther Sounds
Tiesto Kaleidoscope: Remixed Musical Freedom
Armin Van Buuren Mirage Armada Records
Olof Arnalds Innudir Skinni One Little Indian
Fran Healy Wreckorder Wreckord Label
Twin Shadow Forget 4AD Records
Mt. Desolation Mt. Desolation Island Records
The Suzan Golden Week for the Poco Poco Beat Fool's Gold Records
Raphael Pacific 231 EMI France
The Xcerts Scatterbrain Xtra Mile Recordings
The Naked and Famous Passive Me, Aggressive You Universal/Republic
BT These Humble Machines Nettwerk
The Postelles Spend The Night Astralwerks
Skuli Sverrisson Seria II Seria Music


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