Randy Merrill

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Randy Merrill
OriginJamestown, New York, United States
Occupation(s)Mastering engineer
Years active2006–present

Randy Merrill is an American mastering engineer who has worked with international artists including Blink-182, DAY6, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Harry Styles, One Direction, Adele, Imagine Dragons, Beck, Liam Gallagher, Jonas Brothers, Muse, Cage the Elephant, Maren Morris, Ariana Grande, Mumford & Sons, Paul McCartney, Troye Sivan, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Justin Bieber, Porter Robinson, Ayumi Hamasaki, BUCK-TICK, King Gnu, Little Mix and BTS.[2][3]

Life and career[edit]

Merrill attended Jamestown Community College before graduating from State University of New York at Fredonia with a degree in Sound Recording Technology.[4] He then became a mastering engineer at Masterdisk in 2008 before moving to Sterling Sound in 2013.[5] At Sterling, Merrill worked alongside Tom Coyne winning four Grammys, including wins for Adele's 25, and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk".[6] Merrill's mastering work would go on to win Grammys independently for Beck's Colors, Ariana Grande's Sweetener, Lady Gaga's "Shallow", and Cage the Elephant's Social Cues.[3]

Merrill currently works out of Sterling Sound in Edgewater, New Jersey.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result Notes
2017 "Hello" Record of the Year Won
25 Album of the Year Won
Purpose Nominated
2018 Melodrama Nominated
2019 "Shallow" Record of the Year Nominated
Colors Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Won
2020 "7 Rings" Record of the Year Nominated
Thank U, Next Album of the Year Nominated
2021 folklore Won
Hyperspace Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Won
2022 "Leave the Door Open" Record of the Year Won
"Drivers License" Nominated
MONTERO Album of the Year Nominated
Sour Nominated
Dawn Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Nominated
2023 "As It Was" Record of the Year Nominated
"Easy on Me" Nominated
Harry's House Album of the Year Won
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Won
30 Album of the Year Nominated
Music of the Spheres Nominated
2024 "Anti-Hero" Record of the Year Pending
"Vampire" Pending
Guts Album of the Year Pending
Midnights Pending

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Decoding The Mix #2: The 'Hit Maker' Engineers – Mastering The Mix ([1]). Retrieved May 2020.
  2. ^ "Randy Merrill Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Randy Merrill. Mastering Engineer". Sterling Sound. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
  4. ^ Randy Merrill LinkedIn ([2]). Retrieved May 2020.
  5. ^ "Preparing a Mix for Mastering - A Mastering Engineer's Tips". RecordingStudio.com. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
  6. ^ Randy Merrill | Artist | www.grammy.com ([3]). Retrieved May 2020.

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