Tony Bongiovi

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Tony Bongiovi
Birth nameAnthony C. Bongiovi
Born (1947-09-07) September 7, 1947 (age 75)
Raritan, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Record producer, recording engineer
Years active1965–present
LabelsJive
Websitebongioviacoustics.com

Anthony C. Bongiovi (born September 7, 1947)[1] is an American record producer and recording engineer. He is the cousin of musician Jon Bon Jovi.

Career[edit]

Bongiovi has produced records by Gloria Gaynor, Talking Heads, Aerosmith (Classics Live), and the Ramones (Rocket to Russia and Leave Home).[2] Early in his career, he worked with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and The Supremes. Later on, he recorded albums with artists such as Talking Heads and Jimi Hendrix (as well as some of Hendrix's posthumous releases under producer Alan Douglas[2]).

In 1975, Bongiovi, along with partner Bob Walters, purchased a bankrupt building in Manhattan, New York City, from Mayor Ed Koch. Using his royalty checks from his previous records, Bongiovi was able to apply his ideas regarding acoustics to design and built his dream sound studios from the ground up. Since opening in 1977, The Power Station was used by renowned artists such as Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, the Clash, and Pat Metheny. The studios have been described as one of the finest acoustic environments for recording in the world.[3] In 1996 the studio, along with the rest of the building, was bought out of bankruptcy by Avatar Studios from Bongiovi.

In 2012, Bongiovi helped open Power Station Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida.[4] He is also Managing Director and co-founder of BongioviAcoustic Labs, headquartered in Port St. Lucie, Florida.[5] Here he has developed a suite of algorithms called Bongiovi Acoustic Labs DPS (Digital Power Station), enabling engineers the ability to produce recordings with studio-like sound.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is a second cousin of Jon Bon Jovi, who is the lead singer of the band Bon Jovi.[2]

Production and engineering credits[edit]

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Others produced[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tony Bongiovi - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News". BBC. Archived from the original on September 18, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Tony Bongiovi - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  3. ^ samples, Electronic Musician - featuring gear reviews, audio tutorials, loops and. "Five Questions: Tony Bongiovi".
  4. ^ "Power Station Studios, Pompano Beach, Florida".
  5. ^ "BongioviAcoustic Labs".
  6. ^ "Bongiovi Acoustic Labs DPS (Digital Power Station), a solution for any product or device category".
  7. ^ [1] Production Section

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