The Hit Factory

The Hit Factory

Profile:
Recording studio in New York City, New York, USA. Closed down on April 1st, 2005.
Songwriter/producer Jerry Ragovoy opened the original Hit Factory recording studio in 1968 on West 48th St. He later relocated to a converted duplex apartment at 353 West 48th St., where a winding staircase served as an echo chamber. In March 1975, Edward Germano bought the Hit Factory and eventually moved it to 237 West 54th St. In 1991, Germano bought a nearly 100,000-square-foot building at 421 West 54th St. and opened a new Hit Factory. Each of five floors housed a separate studio. Studio 1, on the top floor, could accommodate a 60-piece orchestra. The building also housed Hit Factory Mastering. After Ed Germano died in February 2003, his widow and company CFO Janice Germano transferred all the studio's activities to North Miami, Florida, (where Ed Germano had bought the former Criteria Recording Studios in 1999 renaming it The Hit Factory Criteria Miami) to the renamed facility, in late 2005.
In 1994, the studio made musical history with 41 Grammy Award nominations for songs recorded, mixed and/or mastered at its facilities.
From 1989 to 1993, the company also operated The Hit Factory, London, now Whitfield Street Studios.

Also credited as:
- Hit Factory, N.Y.C.
- Hit Factory, NYC
- Hit Factory, NY
- Hit Factory Studios
- The Hit Factory/NY
- The Hit Factory NYC
Sublabels
Contact Info:
Locations:
West 48th Street near Broadway (1968-?)
353 West 48th Street (?-03.1975)
237 West. 54th Street (03.1975-1991)
421 West 54th Street (Hit Factory Mastering)
New York, NY, 10019 U.S.A.
237 West 54th Street (Hit Factory Broadway)
130 West 42nd Street (Hit Factory Times Square)

Sites:
[l266839]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
O'Riginal MC's Sur Une Mission  album cover Ideal J O'Riginal MC's Sur Une Mission(CD, Album) Night & Day France 1996 Sell This Version
Sons Of Soul  album cover Tony Toni Toné* Sons Of Soul(CD, Album) Polydor UK 1993 Sell This Version
Mary  album cover Mary* Mary(CD, Album, Club) MCA Records US 1999 Sell This Version
01 A Every Emotion  album cover Yvonne Moore (2) Every Emotion(7") Starchild Records (4) 01 A Canada 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0595 1 A Lot Of Love  album cover Melba Moore A Lot Of Love(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0595 1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-400135 Men Without Women  album cover Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul Men Without Women(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 064-400135 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 064-1654361 Undercover  album cover Rolling Stones* Undercover(LP, Album) Rolling Stones Records 1A 064-1654361 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 064-2401511 Voice Of America  album cover Little Steven Voice Of America(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 064-2401511 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 006-20 1910 7 Save The Last Dance For Me  album cover Ben E King* Save The Last Dance For Me(7", Single) Manhattan Records 1C 006-20 1910 7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0467 1 Sun City  album cover Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City (Album) 1C 064 24 0467 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0790 1 Belouis Some  album cover Belouis Some Belouis Some(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 1C 064-24 0790 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064-7 46943 1 Good Love  album cover Meli'sa Morgan Good Love(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1C 064-7 46943 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064 1652191 Hard  album cover Gang Of 4* Hard(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1C 064 1652191 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064 1654361 Undercover  album cover The Rolling Stones Undercover(LP, Album) Rolling Stones Records 1C 064 1654361 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064 2401511 Voice Of America  album cover Little Steven Voice Of America(LP, Album) EMI America 1C 064 2401511 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064 3 21773 1 DMM The Hit List  album cover Joan Jett The Hit List(LP, Album, DMM) Chrysalis, Chrysalis, Chrysalis 1C 064 3 21773 1 DMM Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1C 064 7122891 Call Of The Wild  album cover Ellen Shipley Call Of The Wild(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064 7122891 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1C 190-97 900/01 Songs In The Key Of Life  album cover Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life 1C 190-97 900/01 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1CD 7755 Photographs & Memories (His Greatest Hits)  album cover Jim Croce Photographs & Memories (His Greatest Hits)(CD, Comp, Club, RE) Saja Music Co. 1CD 7755 US Unknown Sell This Version
1E2K86559 Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live  album cover Muddy Waters Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Epic, Blue Sky, Legacy, Epic, Blue Sky, Legacy 1E2K86559 US 2003 Sell This Version
1J 064-92.833 In London  album cover B.B. King In London(LP, Album) Probe 1J 064-92.833 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 7674 Born In The U.S.A.  album cover Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Club) Columbia 1R1 7674 US 1984 Sell This Version
2C064-94044 Limousine  album cover Limousine (10) Limousine(LP, Album) GSF Records 2C064-94044 France 1972 Sell This Version
2C070-400.135 Men Without Women  album cover Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul Men Without Women(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America 2C070-400.135 France 1982 Sell This Version
2C 070-400150 The Distance  album cover Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band* The Distance(LP, Album) Capitol Records 2C 070-400150 France 1982 Sell This Version
2CA 60017 The Heatin' System  album cover Jack McDuff* The Heatin' System (Album) 2CA 60017 US 1972 Sell This Version
2SOK1K1CAZ Aux Pieds De La République  album cover Cazino Aux Pieds De La République(12", Maxi) Not On Label 2SOK1K1CAZ France 1999 Sell This Version
3C 164-98261/63 Songs In The Key Of Life  album cover Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life(2xLP, Album + 7", EP) Motown 3C 164-98261/63 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
4KM-44804 Don't Make Me Beg Tonight   album cover Gary Brown Don't Make Me Beg Tonight (Cass, Single) Capitol Records 4KM-44804 US 1992 Sell This Version
4KM-44828 I Made Love (4 Da Very 1st Time)  album cover Little Shawn I Made Love (4 Da Very 1st Time)(Cass, Single) Capitol Records 4KM-44828 US 1992 Sell This Version
4KM 0777 7 44865 4 5 Here We Go Again!  album cover Portrait Here We Go Again!(Cass, Single) Capitol Records 4KM 0777 7 44865 4 5 US 1992 Sell This Version
4M902 De La Soul Is Dead  album cover De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards, 4 Men With Beards 4M902 US 2008 Sell This Version
4N-16223 Jukin'  album cover The Manhattan Transfer And Gene Pistilli* The Manhattan Transfer And Gene Pistilli* - Jukin'(Cass) Capitol Records 4N-16223 US Unknown Sell This Version
4PJ-12483 Enough Is Enough  album cover Billy Squier Enough Is Enough(Cass, Album, Dol) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4PJ-12483 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT 11493 The Earl Slick Band  album cover The Earl Slick Band The Earl Slick Band(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XT 11493 US 1976 Sell This Version
4XT-12471 A Lot Of Love  album cover Melba Moore A Lot Of Love(Cass, Album, XDR) Capitol Records 4XT-12471 US 1986 Sell This Version
5C 038-98603 Friends And Legends  album cover Michael Stanley Friends And Legends(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records 5C 038-98603 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 156-97900/1 Songs In The Key Of Life  album cover Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life(2xLP, Album + 7", EP) Motown, Motown 5C 156-97900/1 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
5F 208141 Whitney  album cover Whitney Houston Whitney(LP, Album) Arista, Ariola 5F 208141 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
6E-221 Sons Of The Universe  album cover Alien (37) Sons Of The Universe (Album) 6E-221 US 1979 Sell This Version
7 Revelation  album cover Les Sun Rae Revelation(12") Minimal Records (2) 7 US 1988 Sell This Version
7 A1-81640 The Secret Value Of Daydreaming  album cover Julian Lennon The Secret Value Of Daydreaming(LP, Club, CRC) Atlantic 7 A1-81640 US 1986 Sell This Version
7 C 190-97900/01 Songs In The Key Of Life  album cover Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life(2xLP, Album + 7", Bon) Motown, Tamla 7 C 190-97900/01 Scandinavia 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1002 Hotcakes  album cover Carly Simon Hotcakes (Album) 7E-1002 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1049 To Be With You  album cover Tony Orlando & Dawn To Be With You (Album) 7E-1049 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1082 On The Road To Kingdom Come  album cover Harry Chapin On The Road To Kingdom Come (Album) 7E-1082 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1119 Bruce Roberts  album cover Bruce Roberts Bruce Roberts (Album) 7E-1119 US 1977 Sell This Version
7E-1119-A SP Bruce Roberts  album cover Bruce Roberts Bruce Roberts(LP, Album, Promo) Elektra 7E-1119-A SP US 1977 Sell This Version
7ES-1082 On The Road To Kingdom Come  album cover Harry Chapin On The Road To Kingdom Come(LP, Album) Elektra 7ES-1082 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
8 My House  album cover Nelson "FFWD" Cruz* My House 8 US 1989 Sell This Version
8T-4773 Fearless  album cover Tim Curry Fearless(8-Trk, Album, Club) A&M Records 8T-4773 US 1979 Sell This Version
9 W1-23936 Hard  album cover Gang Of 4* Hard(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W1-23936 US 1983 Sell This Version
9 W1-25669 Brian Wilson  album cover Brian Wilson Brian Wilson(LP, Album, Club, Col) Sire, Reprise Records 9 W1-25669 US 1988 Sell This Version
11C 078-400135 Men Without Women  album cover Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul Men Without Women(LP, Album) EMI America 11C 078-400135 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
12AH 1896 Dancing Shoes  album cover Seiko* Dancing Shoes (Maxi, Single) 12AH 1896 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
12AP 3241 Playing With The Boys   album cover Kenny Loggins Playing With The Boys (12", Maxi) CBS/Sony 12AP 3241 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
12CL 559 Got To Have Your Love  album cover Mantronix Featuring Wondress* Mantronix Featuring Wondress* - Got To Have Your Love(12") Capitol Records 12CL 559 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12 CLDJ 623 That's The Way Love Goes  album cover Young M.C.* That's The Way Love Goes(12", Promo) Capitol Records 12 CLDJ 623 UK 1991 Sell This Version
12 EM91 Workin' Overtime  album cover Diana* Workin' Overtime(12", Single) EMI, Ross Records (10), EMI, Ross Records (10) 12 EM91 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12EMDJ 615 Move It Like This  album cover Baha Men Move It Like This(12", Promo) S-Curve Records, Capitol Records 12EMDJ 615 UK 2002 Sell This Version
(1-3) Radio Silence  album cover Boris Grebenshikov* Radio Silence(CD, Album, RE) Moroz Records, Триарий (1-3) Russia 1999 Sell This Version
14C 062 7914251 Double Fantasy  album cover John Lennon & Yoko Ono Double Fantasy(LP, Album) Capitol Records 14C 062 7914251 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
18P2-3083 Blue Lights In The Basement  album cover Roberta Flack Blue Lights In The Basement(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 18P2-3083 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20P2-2651 Eldorado  album cover Neil Young + The Restless (3) Neil Young + The Restless (3) - Eldorado (EP) 20P2-2651 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20S-101 Peter Gabriel  album cover Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Charisma, Polystar 20S-101 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
22P2-2968 Practice What You Preach  album cover Testament (2) Practice What You Preach (Album) 22P2-2968 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
23P1-2392 The Lover In Me  album cover Sheena Easton The Lover In Me(LP) MCA Records 23P1-2392 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25AP 297 Images  album cover Dan Hartman Images(LP, Album, Promo) Blue Sky 25AP 297 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 889 Bat Out Of Hell  album cover Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell (Album) 25AP 889 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25AP 1063 Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits  album cover Jim Croce Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RE) CBS/Sony 25AP 1063 Hong Kong 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1138 I Got A Name  album cover Jim Croce I Got A Name(LP, Album) Lifesong 25AP 1138 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1173 Intimate Strangers  album cover Tom Scott Intimate Strangers(LP, Album, Promo) CBS 25AP 1173 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1193 Instant Replay  album cover Dan Hartman Instant Replay(LP, Album) Blue Sky 25AP 1193 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1576 Lips  album cover Lips (5) Lips(LP, Album) Nemperor Records 25AP 1576 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
25DP 5648 Radio Silence  album cover Boris Grebenshikov* Radio Silence (Album) 25DP 5648 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25JAL-3 Sweet Tooth - The Best Of Sugar Minott  album cover Sugar Minott Sweet Tooth - The Best Of Sugar Minott (Comp) 25JAL-3 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25KP 5566 Steel Wheels  album cover Rolling Stones* Steel Wheels(Cass, Album) Rolling Stones Records 25KP 5566 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25L1-80 Cruise  album cover Akina Nakamori Cruise(LP) Reprise Records 25L1-80 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25MM 0260 Milk And Honey  album cover John Lennon & Yoko Ono Milk And Honey(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor, Polydor 25MM 0260 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25P2-2284 Jimmy Buffett Hot Water(CD, Album) MCA Records 25P2-2284 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25PP-162 Dangerous Moments  album cover Martin Briley Dangerous Moments(LP, Album, Promo) Mercury 25PP-162 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
28AH 5117 Go Funk  album cover K2C* = 米米Club* = Kome Kome Club K2C* = 米米Club* = Kome Kome Club - Go Funk(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 28AH 5117 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
28AP 2850 Born In The U.S.A.  album cover Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A. (Album) 28AP 2850 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
28AP 2896 Warrior  album cover Scandal (4) Featuring Patty Smyth Scandal (4) Featuring Patty Smyth - Warrior(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 28AP 2896 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
28AP 3156 Club Ninja  album cover Blue Öyster Cult Club Ninja(LP, Album, Promo) CBS/Sony 28AP 3156 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
28MM0067 Novo Combo  album cover Novo Combo Novo Combo (Album) 28MM0067 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
28PP-1027 Forever  album cover Kool & The Gang Forever(LP, Album) Mercury 28PP-1027 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
28RT-12 Whitney = ホイットニーⅡ  album cover Whitney Houston = ホイットニー・ヒューストン* Whitney Houston = ホイットニー・ヒューストン* - Whitney = ホイットニーⅡ(Cass, Album) Arista 28RT-12 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
29L2-80 Cruise  album cover Akina Nakamori Cruise(CD, Album) Reprise Records 29L2-80 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
30C 63760 All The Way... A Decade Of Song  album cover Celine Dion* All The Way... A Decade Of Song(CD, Comp, Lon) Epic, 550 Music 30C 63760 US 1999 Sell This Version
31C 066 65436 Undercover  album cover Rolling Stones* Undercover(LP, Album) Rolling Stones Records 31C 066 65436 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
32RD-93 Whitney = ホイットニーⅡ  album cover Whitney Houston = ホイットニー・ヒューストン* Whitney Houston = ホイットニー・ヒューストン* - Whitney = ホイットニーⅡ (Album) 32RD-93 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-786 Robbie Robertson  album cover Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records 32XD-786 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-797 Music & Songs From Starlight Express  album cover Various Music & Songs From Starlight Express(CD, Album) MCA Records 32XD-797 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-929 Bikini Red  album cover The Screaming Blue Messiahs Bikini Red(CD, Album) WEA 32XD-929 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
34T-77833 Shabba Ranks Lets Get It On(Cass, Single) Epic 34T-77833 US 1994 Sell This Version
36K 79004 Jon B.* I Do (Whatcha Say Boo)(CD, Single) 550 Music, Yab Yum Records, Epic Records Group 36K 79004 US 1998 Sell This Version
36L2-5103 Cruise  album cover Akina Nakamori Cruise(CD, Album, Gol) Reprise Records 36L2-5103 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
037 Waiting For The Punchline  album cover Extreme (2) Waiting For The Punchline(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Angel's Of Hell Records 037 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
37T74224 Can't Have My Man  album cover Alyson Williams Can't Have My Man(Cass, Single) OBR, Columbia 37T74224 US 1992 Sell This Version