Ken Caillat

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Ken Caillat
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Live interview at Dave Pasendo's Place 2012
Background information
Birth name Kenneth Douglas Caillat
Genres
Occupation(s) Record producer
Years active 1971–present
Associated acts
Website www.kencaillat.com

Kenneth Douglas Caillat (/kæˈl/ kal-AY) is an American record producer. He is best known for engineering the Fleetwood Mac albums Rumours, Tusk, Mirage, Live, and The Chain Box Set.

Life and career[edit]

Caillat was the president of 5.1 Entertainment Group Digital Production Services, which has worked on albums for Billy Idol, Frank Sinatra, Pat Benatar, Wilson Phillips, the Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, David Becker and Alice Cooper as well as Christine McVie on her solo album In the Meantime, in addition to Fleetwood Mac, remastering several of their albums in 5.1 surround sound. He won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Rumours.[1]

In addition to production, he has been a director, studio engineer, author and musician. In 2012 he released his memoir on his experiences engineering the 1977 Rumours album, called Making Rumours.[2] In 2013 Caillat co founded Sleeping Giant Music Group, LLC (a Sleeping Giant Media company) with Grammy nominated writer/producer Michael Hodges and writer/producer Kayla Morrison. In 2014, Sleeping Giant partnered with Alcon Entertainment to form ASG Music Group, Llc.[3][4]

He is the father of singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat and produced her albums Coco (2007), Breakthrough (2009), All of You (2011), and Christmas in the Sand (2012). He advised his daughter on taking up songwriting from an early age. In an interview with the Music Producers Forum [5] he recalls telling a young Colbie, "If you're really going to be a singer, then you have two choices, you're going to have to write your own songs, or you're going to have to buy somebody else's."

In January 2016, Caillat met with media entrepreneur Frank Pollifrone, who worked for Jefferson Starship producer Peter Wolf and co-founded PalmStar Media Capital, in Los Angeles. The two shared their passion for the history of the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, where Rumours had been recorded, and necessity for its restoration. After developing what was thought to be a more sustainable business model for the music industry, Pollifrone brought in marketing corporate strategist Kevin Bartram and incorporated their endeavor under the name Marin Music Project at the Record Plant in January 2017.[6]

Production discography[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ken Caillat's Truth About Fleetwood Mac's Rumours". The GRAMMYs.
  2. ^ "Making Rumours, A Book about the making of Fleetwood Macs album Rumours". Ken Caillat. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  3. ^ Deadline
  4. ^ "Studio E". sleepinggiantmusicgroup.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23.
  5. ^ "Producer Ken Caillat talks about Colbie – Artist Development with 'little nudges'".
  6. ^ "Fleetwood Mac producer sparks effort to buy Marin's historic Record Plant Studio". Retrieved 2017-02-06.