Joe Blaney is a New York-based independent producer, mixer and recording engineer. He has contributed to an impressive range of projects with an eclectic mix of artists.

His clients range from punk-rock icons The Clash and The Ramones to artists such as Keith Richards, Prince, World Party, Soul Asylum, Tom Waits, Blues Traveler, comedian Denis Leary, Grammy winner Shawn Colvin ("Record of The Year",
"Best Song"- 1998), Lauryn Hill, The B - 52’s, Jack Bruce and Rosanne Cash.

Recently, Joe produced Love As Laughter‘s Holy for Glacial Pace / EPIC records and Children’s debut album for Kemado records. Joe did some producing and mixing for Modest Mouse in 2008.

Joe has enjoyed international successes as well. He has produced or mixed over 25 "Rock En Espanol" albums with artists such as Charly Garcia, Los Tres, Los Rodriguez and Andres Calamaro. Joe produced Fito y Fitipaldis Por la Boca Vive el Pez for Warner Music, Spain. The album entered the Spain album charts at # 1 in September 2006 and remained in the Top 10 there for 76 weeks, selling over 400,000 copies.

Joe produced several chart topping records for Sony Music and Universal Japan including Unicorn, Tamio Okuda, Puffy Ami Yumi, Gaijin A Go Go and Cembalo.

Born in New York City, Joe's background is that of a musician and electronics expert. He played guitar and formed his first band at the age of 10 and was tinkering with electronics throughout his teens. He studied radio, stereo and TV repair at Tech Center High School in Northern Westchester, N.Y. After graduating high school Joe held various jobs repairing and designing electronic equipment, as well as studying music in classes at SUNY, Purchase, N.Y.

Joe was hired as a technician at Electric Lady Studios in late 1979. During that era, the studio was frequented by legendary artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Clash, AC/DC, Hall and Oates, Foreigner, Billy Joel, The Brecker Brothers Band and Max Romeo. Established producers and engineers such as Mutt Lange, Bob Clearmountain, Eddie Kramer, Chris Kimsey, Hugh Padgham, Felix Pappalardi, Phil Ramone, Martin Rushent and David Tickle were working at the studio.

Joe's first engineering gig was mixing The Clash's single "Radio Clash" at Electric Lady in July, 1981. Later that year he was hired to record their best-selling album Combat Rock, which went double platinum in the U.S., featuring the Top 10 single, "Rock the Casbah," and the classics "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and "Straight to Hell."

Joe's first productions, five demo songs for New York's post punk band Bush Tetras from 1982, remain in print today on the disc Tetrafied on the ROIR Label. Joe worked extensively as a mixer and engineer with Def Jam Records upon it's inception in 1985, recording and mixing the Top 10 (gold) single "The Rain" by Oran "Juice" Jones, as well as some of the engineering duties for The Beastie Boys multi platinum hit License To Ill and recordings by Davy D, Alyson Williams, Run D.M.C., Slick Rick and Chuck Stanley. Many of these were seminal recordings in Hip-Hop and Rap music.

By the late 1980's Joe had established a strong reputation as a mixer, mixing songs on albums for Keith Richards, Prince, The Ramones, Blues Traveler, Guadalcanal Diary, Tom Waits and The Neville Brothers.

Joe worked with Prince during '87-'88 recording and mixing most of his Lovesexy album and mixing some songs for The Black Album.

Joe mixed and recorded songs for Keith Richards’ solo albums, Talk is Cheap and Main Offender.

Joe did some recordings for World Party on their critically acclaimed albums, Goodbye Jumbo and Bang including recording the classic "Way Down Now".

In the early 1990's Joe shifted his focus more towards producing. He produced albums by artists such as Soul Asylum, Jack Bruce, Bernie Worrell, Lucy Brown and The Beautiful. Joe produced two albums for comedian Denis Leary; No Cure For Cancer (1993) (gold) which included the international hit single "Asshole", and his second disc Lock 'n Load (1997). In the late '90s Joe worked with producer John Leventhal mixing songs by Roseanne Cash and Shawn Colvin. Joe recorded most of the songs for Colvin's (gold) A Few Small Repairs album, including the Top 10 grammy award winning single "Sunny Came Home." Joe mixed a song "The Chosen One" by the B-52's for the Pokemon 2000 soundtrack, as well as the title song for Joey Ramone's solo album Don't Worry About Me. In 2002, Joe did some engineering and mixing for Lauryn Hill.

In 2004 Joe produced White Magic’s critically acclaimed Through The Sun Door EP for Drag City Records.

Joe's experience in many genres of music has made him an invaluable resource for any musical production.