Joe Zook has worked with many multi-platinum artists, including AJR, Kelsea Ballerini, Alessia Cara, Christina Perri, One Direction, One Republic, U2, Thomas Rhett, Rachel Platten, Katy Perry, P!NK, Kelly Clarkson, Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer, Olly Murs, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Ella Henderson, Serena Ryder, Keith Urban, Modest Mouse, Plain White T’s, Echosmith, The Score, and Scott Helman, and many more.
From his state of the art studio in Southern California, Joe is credited with mixing OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” with over six billion all time streams and over four billion views on YouTube, One Direction’s “Story of My Life” with over one billion streams on Spotify, AJR’s “Weak” with over 650 million streams on Spotify, Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” with over 800 million streams on Spotify and and 600 million views on YouTube, and Andy Grammar’s “Honey I’m Good” with over 350 million Spotify streams. He also mixed Ella Henderson’s #1 UK and US smash single “Ghost”, Katy Perry’s “Waking Up in Vegas”, a 4x platinum-selling single, and Serena Ryder’s Harmony album, which was triple platinum in Canada, seven Juno nominations and three wins featuring the single “Stompa” which was the most played song in Canada in 2013.
In the beginning, Joe Zook’s Los Angeles music industry adventures started for him as a runner at Conway Studios and continued on to working as a second engineer at two legendary studios – Sunset Sound and The Sound Factory – assisting Tchad Blake, Mitchell Froom, Quincy Jones, Don Was, Neal Avron, Dave Sardy, Rich Costey, Joe Barresi, Andrew Scheps, Niko Bolas, T Bone Burnett, Tony Visconti, Greg Wells, Tom Rothrock, Rob Schnapf, John Fields, Jim Scott, David Kahne, Raphael Saadiq, Dave Way and Glen Ballard, amongst others.
Four years into his time at Sunset Sound, Joe met producer Jack Joseph Puig. JJP and Zook struck up a professional relationship that took Joe through nearly two years of record making, working primarily as a ProTools engineer, while also sharing recording duties. His time with Puig allowed him to work with dozens of highly successful artists such as Mick Jagger, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Vanessa Carlton and No Doubt.
Joe’s strong suit continues to be his knack for understanding exactly what it takes to create a Pop radio hit.
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