The Hit Factory

The Hit Factory

Profile:
The Hit Factory recording studios have existed in five different locations in New York City as well as facilities in London and Miami. Today the studios are located at 676 Broadway in the Noho neighborhood of New York City.
On March 6, 1975, Edward Germano, a singer, record producer, and one of the principal owners of the Record Plant Studios New York, purchased The Hit Factory from Songwriter/producer Jerry Ragavoy. At that time The Hit Factory studios were located at 353 West 48th Street. Germano incorporated The Hit Factory into a business, redesigned its studios, and created the logo it uses to this day. In 1981, The Hit Factory moved to a new location at 237 West 54th Street called The Hit Factory Broadway. This location also housed The Hit Factory DMS. Another location, The Hit Factory Times Square, opened in 1987 at 130 West 42nd Street. In 1991, Germano bought a nearly 100,000-square-foot building at 421 West 54th St. called The Hit Factory Headquarters. Studio 1, on the top floor, could accommodate a 60-piece orchestra. The building also housed Hit Factory Mastering. In 1998, the Germanos purchased Criteria Recording in Miami, Florida, revamping and reopening the studios under the new name The Hit Factory Criteria Miami. Edward Germano died in 2003 and The Hit Factory closed its main headquarters in 2005. In 2012, the Germanos sold the Miami studio as Criteria Recording Studios and retained The Hit Factory name, logo and trademark. In 2008, Troy Germano, opened Germano Studios in Noho. Germano Studios changed its name to The Hit Factory in 2023 and is now the only "The Hit Factory" recording studio in the world.

Also credited as:
- Hit Factory, N.Y.C.
- Hit Factory, NYC
- Hit Factory, NY
- Hit Factory, New York
- Hit Factory Studios
- The Hit Factory/NY
- The Hit Factory NYC
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Locations:
353 West 48th Street (1969-1981)
237 West 54th Street (The Hit Factory Broadway), 1981–2002
130 West 42nd Street (The Hit Factory Times Square), 1987–1992 (Hit Factory Times Square)
31–37 Whitfield Street (The Hit Factory London), 1989–1993
1755 NE 149th Street (The Hit Factory Miami), 1998-2012
421 West 54th Street (The Hit Factory Headquarters), 1992–2005
676 Broadway (The Hit Factory, Noho), 2008–present

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Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
01 A Yvonne Moore (2) - Every Emotion Yvonne Moore (2) Every Emotion(7") Starchild Records (4) 01 A Canada 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0595 1 Melba Moore - A Lot Of Love Melba Moore A Lot Of Love(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0595 1 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0740 1 Lillo Thomas - Lillo Lillo Thomas Lillo(LP, Album, DMM) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0740 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1A 064-400135 Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul - Men Without Women 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 Rolling Stones* - Undercover Rolling Stones* Undercover (Album) 1A 064-1654361 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 064-2401511 Little Steven - Voice Of America Little Steven Voice Of America(LP, Album) EMI America 1A 064-2401511 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 006-20 1910 7 Ben E King* - Save The Last Dance For Me Ben E King* Save The Last Dance For Me(7", Single) Manhattan Records 1C 006-20 1910 7 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064-60 098 Don McLean - Prime Time Don McLean Prime Time(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064-60 098 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
1C 064 24 0467 1 Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City (Album) 1C 064 24 0467 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1C 064-24 0790 1 Belouis Some - Belouis Some Belouis Some Belouis Some(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 1C 064-24 0790 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064 7 46904 1 Ben E. King - Save The Last Dance For Me Ben E. King Save The Last Dance For Me(LP, Album) EMI-Manhattan Records 1C 064 7 46904 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064-7 46943 1 Meli'sa Morgan - Good Love Meli'sa Morgan Good Love(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1C 064-7 46943 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1C 064-7 48763 1 Crowded House - Temple Of Low Men Crowded House Temple Of Low Men(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1C 064-7 48763 1 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
1C 064 1652191 Gang Of 4* - Hard Gang Of 4* Hard(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 1C 064 1652191 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064 1654361 The Rolling Stones - Undercover The Rolling Stones Undercover(LP, Album) Rolling Stones Records 1C 064 1654361 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1C 064 2401511 Little Steven - Voice Of America Little Steven Voice Of America (Album) 1C 064 2401511 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064 3 21773 1 DMM Joan Jett - The Hit List 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 Ellen Shipley - Call Of The Wild Ellen Shipley Call Of The Wild(LP, Album) Capitol Records 1C 064 7122891 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1C 190-97 900/01 Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life 1C 190-97 900/01 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1CD 7755 Jim Croce - Photographs & Memories (His Greatest Hits) Jim Croce Photographs & Memories (His Greatest Hits)(CD, Comp, Club, RE) Saja Music Co. 1CD 7755 US Unknown Sell This Version
1C K 060 20 1910 6 Ben E King* - Save The Last Dance For Me Ben E King* Save The Last Dance For Me(12") Manhattan Records 1C K 060 20 1910 6 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1E2K86559 Muddy Waters - Muddy 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 B.B. King - In London B.B. King In London(LP, Album) Probe 1J 064-92.833 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
1R1 7674 Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Club) Columbia 1R1 7674 US 1984 Sell This Version
1 to 8,10,12, Jodeci - Diary Of A Mad Band Jodeci Diary Of A Mad Band(CD, Album) MCA Records, Uptown Records 1 to 8,10,12, Japan 1994 Sell This Version
1 to 6,8,10,12 Jodeci - Diary Of A Mad Band Jodeci Diary Of A Mad Band(CD, Album) MCA Records, Uptown Records 1 to 6,8,10,12 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
2C 064-94044 Limousine (10) - Limousine Limousine (10) Limousine(LP, Album) GSF Records 2C 064-94044 France 1972 Sell This Version
2C 070 63108 Talking Heads - Fear Of Music Talking Heads Fear Of Music(LP, Album) Sire, Sire 2C 070 63108 France 1979 Sell This Version
2C 070-400135 Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul - Men Without Women Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul Men Without Women(LP, Album) EMI America, EMI America 2C 070-400135 France 1982 Sell This Version
2C 070-400150 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band* - The Distance Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band* The Distance(LP, Album) Capitol Records 2C 070-400150 France 1982 Sell This Version
2CA 60017 Jack McDuff* - The Heatin' System Jack McDuff* The Heatin' System (Album) 2CA 60017 US 1972 Sell This Version
2SOK1K1CAZ Cazino - Aux Pieds De La République Cazino Aux Pieds De La République(12", Maxi) Not On Label 2SOK1K1CAZ France 1999 Sell This Version
3C 164-98261/63 Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life (EP) 3C 164-98261/63 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3EM 009 Oddjobs - Dry Bones Oddjobs Dry Bones(12") Third Earth Music, CMI Productions 3EM 009 US 2002 Sell This Version
4DQ 7243 5 55251 47 Stephen Sondheim - Passion Stephen Sondheim Passion(Cass) Broadway Angel 4DQ 7243 5 55251 47 US 1994 Sell This Version
4DS 7243 5 55555 4 0 Itzhak Perlman - Brave Old World • The Klezmatics • The Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra • The Klezmer Conservatory Band* - Klezmer (In The Fiddler's House) Itzhak Perlman - Brave Old WorldThe KlezmaticsThe Andy Statman Klezmer OrchestraThe Klezmer Conservatory Band* Itzhak Perlman - Brave Old WorldThe KlezmaticsThe Andy Statman Klezmer OrchestraThe Klezmer Conservatory Band* - Klezmer (In The Fiddler's House)(Cass, Album) Angel Records 4DS 7243 5 55555 4 0 US 1995 Sell This Version
4KM-44804 Gary Brown (10) - Don't Make Me Beg Tonight Gary Brown (10) Don't Make Me Beg Tonight (Cass, Single) Capitol Records 4KM-44804 US 1992 Sell This Version
4KM-44828 Little Shawn - I Made Love (4 Da Very 1st Time) 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 Portrait - Here We Go Again! Portrait Here We Go Again!(Cass, Single) Capitol Records 4KM 0777 7 44865 4 5 US 1992 Sell This Version
4m902 De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead 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 The Manhattan Transfer And Gene Pistilli* - Jukin' 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 Billy Squier - Enough Is Enough 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 - The Earl Slick Band The Earl Slick Band The Earl Slick Band(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XT 11493 US 1976 Sell This Version
4XT-12471 Melba Moore - A Lot Of Love Melba Moore A Lot Of Love(Cass, Album, XDR) Capitol Records 4XT-12471 US 1986 Sell This Version
5C 038-98603 Michael Stanley - Friends And Legends Michael Stanley Friends And Legends(LP, Album, RE) MCA Records 5C 038-98603 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 062-60098 Don McLean - Prime Time Don McLean Prime Time(LP, Album) EMI 5C 062-60098 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
5C 156-97900/1 Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life (EP, Album) 5C 156-97900/1 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
5F 208141 Whitney Houston - Whitney Whitney Houston Whitney(LP, Album) Arista, Ariola 5F 208141 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
6E-221 Alien (37) - Sons Of The Universe Alien (37) Sons Of The Universe (Album) 6E-221 US 1979 Sell This Version
7 Les Sun Rae - Revelation Les Sun Rae Revelation(12") Minimal Records (2) 7 US 1988 Sell This Version
7 A1-80184 Julian Lennon - Valotte Julian Lennon Valotte(LP, Album, Club, CRC) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 7 A1-80184 US 1984 Sell This Version
7 A1-81640 Julian Lennon - The Secret Value Of Daydreaming Julian Lennon The Secret Value Of Daydreaming(LP, Club, CRC) Atlantic 7 A1-81640 US 1986 Sell This Version
7 C 190-97900/01 Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life 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 Carly Simon - Hotcakes Carly Simon Hotcakes (Album) 7E-1002 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1049 Tony Orlando & Dawn - To Be With You Tony Orlando & Dawn To Be With You (Album) 7E-1049 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1082 Harry Chapin - On The Road To Kingdom Come Harry Chapin On The Road To Kingdom Come (Album) 7E-1082 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1099 The Persuasions - Chirpin' The Persuasions Chirpin'(LP, Album, CSM) Elektra 7E-1099 US 1977 Sell This Version
7E-1119 Bruce Roberts - Bruce Roberts Bruce Roberts Bruce Roberts (Album) 7E-1119 US 1977 Sell This Version
7E-1119-A SP Bruce Roberts - Bruce Roberts Bruce Roberts Bruce Roberts(LP, Album, Promo, SP ) Elektra 7E-1119-A SP US 1977 Sell This Version
7ES-1002 Carly Simon - Hotcakes Carly Simon Hotcakes(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Elektra 7ES-1002 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7ES-1082 Harry Chapin - On The Road To Kingdom Come Harry Chapin On The Road To Kingdom Come(LP, Album) Elektra 7ES-1082 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
7N.45020 Leslie Crowther - Santa Claus Leslie Crowther Santa Claus(7", Advance, Single, Promo) Pye Records 7N.45020 UK 1970 Sell This Version
8 Nelson Nelson "FFWD" Cruz* My House 8 US 1989 Sell This Version
8T-4773 Tim Curry - Fearless Tim Curry Fearless(8-Trk, Album, Club) A&M Records 8T-4773 US 1979 Sell This Version
8XT-11405 The Manhattan Transfer And Gene Pistilli* - Jukin' The Manhattan Transfer And Gene Pistilli* The Manhattan Transfer And Gene Pistilli* - Jukin'(8-Trk, Album) Capitol Records 8XT-11405 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 W1-23936 Gang Of 4* - Hard 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 - Brian Wilson Brian Wilson Brian Wilson(LP, Album, Club, Col) Sire, Reprise Records 9 W1-25669 US 1988 Sell This Version
11C 078-400135 Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul - Men Without Women Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul Men Without Women(LP, Album) EMI America 11C 078-400135 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
12AH 1896 Seiko* - Dancing Shoes Seiko* Dancing Shoes (Maxi, Single) 12AH 1896 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
12AP 3241 Kenny Loggins - Playing With The Boys Kenny Loggins Playing With The Boys (12", Maxi) CBS/Sony 12AP 3241 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
12CL 559 Mantronix Featuring Wondress* - Got To Have Your Love Mantronix Featuring Wondress* Mantronix Featuring Wondress* - Got To Have Your Love(12") Capitol Records 12CL 559 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12 CLDJ 623 Young M.C.* - That's The Way Love Goes Young M.C.* That's The Way Love Goes(12", Promo) Capitol Records 12 CLDJ 623 UK 1991 Sell This Version
12 DEF 1 Public Enemy - Give It Up Public Enemy Give It Up(12", Pic) Def Jam Recordings 12 DEF 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12 DEF 11 Method Man Featuring Mary J. Blige - I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By Method Man Featuring Mary J. Blige Method Man Featuring Mary J. Blige - I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By(12") Def Jam Recordings, Island Records 12 DEF 11 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
12 EM91 Diana* - Workin' Overtime Diana* Workin' Overtime(12", Single) EMI, Ross Records (10), EMI, Ross Records (10) 12 EM91 UK 1989 Sell This Version
12EMDJ 615 Baha Men - Move It Like This Baha Men Move It Like This(12", Promo) S-Curve Records, Capitol Records 12EMDJ 615 UK 2002 Sell This Version
12 Mute 90 These Immortal Souls - King Of Kalifornia These Immortal Souls King Of Kalifornia(12", EP, Single) Mute 12 Mute 90 UK 1992 Sell This Version
12SC0118 Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.(CD, Album, Dlx, RE, Max) Columbia 12SC0118 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
12SC0126 Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love Bruce Springsteen Tunnel Of Love(CD, Album, Dlx, RE, Max) Columbia 12SC0126 Italy 2012 Sell This Version
(1-3) Boris Grebenshikov* - Radio Silence Boris Grebenshikov* Radio Silence(CD, Album, RE) Moroz Records, Триарий (1-3) Russia 1999 Sell This Version
014 Disincarnate - Dreams Of The Carrion Kind Disincarnate Dreams Of The Carrion Kind (Album) 014 Indonesia 2020 Sell This Version
14C 062 7914251 John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy John Lennon & Yoko Ono Double Fantasy(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 14C 062 7914251 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3083 Roberta Flack - Blue Lights In The Basement Roberta Flack Blue Lights In The Basement(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 18P2-3083 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20P2-2651 Neil Young - Eldorado Neil Young Eldorado (EP) 20P2-2651 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20S-101 Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Charisma, Polystar 20S-101 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
22P2-2781 Bobby Brown - King Of Stage Bobby Brown King Of Stage(CD, Album) MCA Records 22P2-2781 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-2968 Testament (2) - Practice What You Preach Testament (2) Practice What You Preach (Album) 22P2-2968 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22SC0078 Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen Born In The U.S.A.(CD, Album, RE, Vin) Columbia, Sony Music 22SC0078 Italy 2022 Sell This Version
23P1-2392 Sheena Easton - The Lover In Me Sheena Easton The Lover In Me(LP, Album) MCA Records 23P1-2392 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25AP 297 Dan Hartman - Images Dan Hartman Images(LP, Album, Promo) Blue Sky 25AP 297 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 889 Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell (Album) 25AP 889 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
25AP 1063 Jim Croce - Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits Jim Croce Photographs & Memories: His Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RE) CBS/Sony 25AP 1063 Hong Kong 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1138 Jim Croce - I Got A Name Jim Croce I Got A Name(LP, Album, RE) Lifesong 25AP 1138 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1173 Tom Scott - Intimate Strangers Tom Scott Intimate Strangers(LP, Album, Promo) CBS/Sony 25AP 1173 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1193 Dan Hartman - Instant Replay Dan Hartman Instant Replay (Album) 25AP 1193 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1576 Lips (5) - Lips Lips (5) Lips(LP, Album) Nemperor Records 25AP 1576 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
25CM 0111 John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Milk And Honey John Lennon & Yoko Ono Milk And Honey(Cass, Album) Polydor 25CM 0111 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25DP 5648 Boris Grebenshikov* - Radio Silence Boris Grebenshikov* Radio Silence (Album) 25DP 5648 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25JAL-3 Sugar Minott - Sweet Tooth - The Best Of Sugar Minott Sugar Minott Sweet Tooth - The Best Of Sugar Minott (Comp) 25JAL-3 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
25KP 254 Jim Croce - Photographs & Memories (His Greatest Hits) Jim Croce Photographs & Memories (His Greatest Hits)(Cass, Comp) Lifesong 25KP 254 Japan 1978 Sell This Version