|Origin||Jamestown, New York, United States|
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.
Life and career
Merrill attended Jamestown Community College before graduating from State University of New York at Fredonia with a degree in Sound Recording Technology. He then became a mastering engineer at Masterdisk in 2008 before moving to Sterling Sound in 2013. At Sterling, Merrill worked alongside Tom Coyne winning four Grammys, including wins for Adele's 25, and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk". 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.
Merrill currently works out of Sterling Sound in Edgewater, New Jersey.
Awards and nominations
|2017||"Hello"||Record of the Year||Won|
|25||Album of the Year||Won|
|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|
|Hyperspace||Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical||Won|
|2022||"Leave the Door Open"||Record of the Year||Won|
|MONTERO||Album of the Year||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|
|Guts||Album of the Year||Pending|
Notes and references
- Decoding The Mix #2: The 'Hit Maker' Engineers – Mastering The Mix (). Retrieved May 2020.
- "Randy Merrill Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
- "Randy Merrill. Mastering Engineer". Sterling Sound. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
- Randy Merrill LinkedIn (). Retrieved May 2020.
- "Preparing a Mix for Mastering - A Mastering Engineer's Tips". RecordingStudio.com. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
- Randy Merrill | Artist | www.grammy.com (). Retrieved May 2020.