For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Randy Merrill.

Randy Merrill

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

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

Grammy Awards

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 Nominated
"Vampire" Nominated
Midnights Album of the Year Won
Guts Nominated

Notes and references

  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". 22 January 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
  6. ^ Randy Merrill | Artist | ([3]). Retrieved May 2020.
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Randy Merrill
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!

Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.


Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?