About The Authors
As a teenager, Jerry began making his own music, recording on rented gear in borrowed rooms and churches, heavily influenced by The Beatles, Elton John and the DIY ethic of 70s artists like Todd Rundgren. No one was talking about home studio recording back then. Eventually he found his way into recording at professional studios in his hometown Seattle area, including Bear Creek Studios, Michael Lord Productions and Triangle Recording, learning production and engineering by observing dayto-day professionals. Despite some major label interest, his music was eventually released locally and independently to a negligible reception.
While continuing to make his own and others’ music, in 1994 at the dawn of the internet era, Jerry co-founded MusicScene International, the first Internet-based music site in the world for consumers to see, hear and buy music from emerging independent global talent. The site served as a prototype not only for labels seeking to promote their artists online, but also for merchants seeking to facilitate online purchasing.
In 2009, Jerry began work on The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals. He spent over a decade on the monumental work, chronicling the people, places, tools and techniques used in the creation of every Beatles release from 1961 through 1970. The five volumes are global best sellers and are considered among a handful of foundational research books on The Beatles’ work in the studio. The books are prestigious two-time nominees for excellence in the area of historic recording from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) and have been acquired as a part of the permanent collection of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Library and Archives.
He has presented his multi-media breakdowns of classic Beatles songs at academic conferences and events all over North America and is a favourite guest on numerous Beatlesrelated podcasts and audio-related YouTube channels. He is known for his advanced understanding of vintage recording techniques and their application in the digital domain.
Jerry has produced, engineered and mixed and wide range of independent artists in the US and Canada. His original music with Throttle Body M/C is currently released by Green Monkey Records.
Jerry lives and works (primarily from his own home studio) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can learn more about him and his work at www.jerryhammack.com