Congratulations to Joe LaPorta on his three GRAMMY nominations for
–2017 Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical — David Bowie’s “Blackstar”
–2014 Record of the Year — Imagine Dragons “Radioactive”
–2012 Album of the Year — Foo Fighter’s “Wasting Light”.
Joe was also nominated for two Latin GRAMMYs
–2014 Record of the Year – Calle 13 “Respira El Momento“
–2014 Album of the Year – Calle 13 “Multi_Viral“
Joe LaPorta is a 3x GRAMMY & 2x Latin GRAMMY Nominated, TEC award winning engineer who joined the Sterling Sound team in 2013.
Joe began his career at The Lodge and over the past ten years has amassed an impressive discography for artists including David Bowie, Foo Fighters, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Run The Jewels, Vampire Weekend, Bon Jovi, Tiesto, Beach House, Garbage, Young Thug, Walk The Moon, Armin Van Buuren, Neutral Milk Hotel and many more.
In 1997, as high school senior, Joe began producing hip hop and electronic music and went on to work with artists including 50 Cent, GZA (of the Wu Tang Clan) and Talib Kweli. He and a partner then founded an independent record label that secured a distribution deal with Caroline/EMI. He also licensed his original compositions to major film and TV clients including Fox, MTV and Showtime.
This diverse background and knowledge of music has attracted a wide range of mastering clients from Billboard chart toppers to up-and-coming indie acts.
A graduate of NYU’s prestigious Music Technology program, Joe’s broad understanding of audio has also earned him a position as a consultant for one of the world’s leading forensic musicologists. He has analyzed cases for hundreds of artists ranging from The Beatles to Michael Jackson.
Joe began his mastering career at The Lodge and over the past decade he has been perfecting his mastering skills on a wide range of projects including artists like David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Vampire Weekend, Tiesto, The Weeknd, Beach House, Bon Jovi, The Killers, Garbage, Run The Jewels, Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Clff, Armin Van Buuren, Young Thug and many more. His overall expertise and diverse knowledge in music and production have provided him with the flexibility to master from either mixes or elaborate stem sessions in any genre of music.
With a degree in Music Technology from NYU, Joe’s extensive understanding of audio has also earned him a position as a consultant for one of the world’s leading forensic musicologists. He has analyzed cases for hundreds of artists ranging from The Beatles to Michael Jackson.