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Skyline Studios of New York began in 1979 and ran until 1994 as an outgrowth of a project studio started by Paul Wickliffe, Skyline’s president and chief engineer for sixteen years. Located at 36 West 37th St., it began as a one room 16 track facility and grew into a three room 48 track SSL / Studer facility at the time of its closure in 1994. Skyline had earned a reputation as a world class studio and was invited to be a founding member of the World Studio Organization. It had earned five consecutive TEC award nominations from the readers of Mix Magazine for “Outstanding Studio Facility” from 1989 to 1993.

Then subsequently owned and operated by drummer Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani, GTR, Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper and many more). the list of platinum-selling artists, producers, and engineers who frequented the facility mushroomed into an awesome A-list. A tiny sampling includes Babyface, David Bowie, James Brown, Mariah Carey, The Cult, Miles Davis, Duran Duran, Mick Jagger, Meatloaf, REM, Talking Heads, and Frank Zappa, along with Jellybean Benitez, Frank Filipetti, Scott Litt, Hugh Padgham, Phil Ramone, Nile Rodgers, Ron St. Germain, Don Was, and Hal Wilner. In later years, it continued to be a hotbed of rock and jazz recording.



Aha, Air Supply, Debbie Allen, Tori Amos, Laurie Anderson, Patty Austin, B-52′s, Babyface, Phillip Bailey, Anita Baker, Bananarama, Pat Benetar, Sandra Bernhard, Mary J Blige, The Blues Brothers, Big E Smalls, Michael Bolton, David Bowie, Michael Brecker, James Brown, Peabo Bryson, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, John Cale, Cameo, Mariah Carey, Roseanne Cash, C+C Music Factory, Chic, Lou Christie, Eric Clapton, Natalie Cole, Judy Collins, Shaun Colvin, The Commitments, The Cowboy Junkies, The Cult, Taylor Dane, Miles Davis, Rick Derringer, Dr. John, Duran Duran, Robert Duvall, Sheena Easton, Jonathan Edwards, En Vogue, Brian Eno, Kevin Eubanks, Brian Ferry, Roberta Flack, Grandmaster Flash, The Fleshtones, Jane Fonda, Force MD’s, Steve Forbert, Samantha Fox, Michael Franks, Art Garfunkel, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Green, The Gypsy Kings, John Hammond, Herbie Hancock, Corey Hart, Sophie B. Hawkins, Heavy D., Jim Henson, Jennifer Holiday, Bruce Hornsby, Phyllis Hyman, Freddie Jackson, Joe Jackson, Mick Jagger, Ahmad Jamal, Al Jarreau, Jodeci, Grace Jones, Kashif, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Frankie Knuckles, KRS-1, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Lisa Lisa, Living Colour, Joe Lovano, Melissa Manchester, The Manhattans, Barry Manilow, Bobby McFerrin, Meatloaf, Stephanie Mills, Kylie Minogue, Eddie Murphy, The Nevil Brothers, Ric Ocasek, Yoko Ono, Joe Piscopo, Buster Poindexter, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Joshua Redman, Lou Reed, REM, The Replacements, Sheryl “Pepsi” Riley, Lionel Ritchie, Diana Ross, Rupaul, Jennifer Rush, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Richie Sambora, David Sanborn, Scritti Politti, Seduction, Paul Shaffer, Ravi Shankar, Tupak Shakur, Shannon, Shinehead, Sister Sledge, Soul Asylum, Soundgarden, The Spinners, Lisa Stansfield, Steps Ahead, Rod Stewart, The Stray Cats, The Stylistics, The System, Talking Heads, Dr. Billy Taylor, James Taylor, They Might Be Giants, Tony Toni Toné, Tina Turner, Richard Thompson, Thompson Twins, Til Tuesday, Tone Capone, Troop, Bonnie Tyler, McCoy Tyner, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Suzanne Vega, Kurt Whalum, Loudon Wainwright, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Vanessa Williams, Paul Young and Frank Zappa.


Ashford and Simpson, Freddie Bastone, Roma Baran, Jellybean Benitez, Rick Chertoff, Desmond Child, Clivilles and Cole, Tony Dofat, Neil Dorfsman, Barry Eastmond, Jonathan Elias, Frank Filipetti, Rob Freeman, Stephan Galphus, Gil Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer, Dave Grusin, John Hill, Bob James, John Jansen, Kevin Killen, Danny Kortchmar, Lloyd Landesman, Bill Laswell, Arto Lindsay, Tommy LiPuma, Scott Litt, Tom Lord-Alge, John Luongo, Michael Manieri, Arif Mardin, Steve Miller, Rob Mounsey, David Nichtern, Hugh Padgham, Richard Perry, Shep Pettibone, John Potoker, Phil Ramone, Rex Rideout, Nile Rodgers, Ron St. Germaine, Phillipe Saisse, Jim Steinman, Ralph Shuckett, Ben Sidran, Alan Silverman, Cheryl Smith, Creed Taylor, Russ Titelman, Ric Wake, Don Was, Hal Willner, Lenny White, David Wolfert and Bernard Wright.

Films / Television:

A Rage In Harlem, Beethoven, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Commitments, Coming To America, Earth Girls Are Easy, Footloose, The Fly, HBO, Home Of The Brave, Motown Anniversary Special, MTV, One Life To Live, Saturday Night Live, Showtime, Tender Mercies, Vamp, Wayne’s World, White Nights, Wuthering Heights.

Some Notable Gold / Platinum Records:

B-52′s – “Cosmic Thing”, Michael Bolton – “Soul Provider”, Mariah Carey – “Mariah Carey” and “Emotions”, Eric Clapton – “Journeyman”, Duran Duran – “Notorius”, Living Colour – “Vivid” and “Cult Of Personality”, David Sanborn – “Close-up”, James Taylor – “New Moon Shine”, Vaughn Brothers – “Family Style”.

Staff Alumni:

Paul Angelli, eng.; Scott Ansell, eng.; Jimmy Biondilillo, mgr.; Knut Bohn, eng.; Ed Brooks, eng.; Judy Elliot Brown, tech eng.; Eddie Ciletti, tech eng.; Matt Curry, eng.; Pat Dillett, eng.; Lloyd Donnelly, V.P / mgr.; Tom Durack, eng.; Keith Freedman, eng.; Mark Genfan, tech eng.; John Goldberger, eng.; Steve Goldman, eng.; Hiro Ishihara, eng.; Michal Jurewicz, tech eng.; Richard Lamb, eng.; Dave Lichtenstein, eng.; Justin Luchter, eng.; A. T. Michael MacDonald, eng.; Francis Manzella, tech eng.; Dave McClure, tech eng; Katherine Miller, eng.; Barbara Moutenot, mgr.; Roger Moutenot, eng., Eugene Nastasi, eng.; Arthur Payson, eng.; Doreen Pinto, mgr.; Scot Read, eng.; Mario Rodriguez, eng.; Dave Shiffman, eng.; Paul Shook, eng.; Deena Shoshkes, ass’t mgr; Dary Sulich, eng.; John Wall, eng.; John Williams, tech eng.; Jim Williamson, tech eng.; David Young, eng.

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