Tom Coyne (music engineer)
Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound
|Born||Union, New Jersey|
|Associated acts||Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Adele, Sam Smith, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Marc Anthony, Shila Amzah|
Tom Coyne is an American mastering engineer.
Tom Coyne was born and bred in Union, NJ. He graduated from Roselle Catholic High School in 1972. He attended Kean College where he received a degree in Commercial Design. Following college, Coyne's first job was at Dick Charles Recording where Lee Hulko, former owner of Sterling Sound, got his first job in the states after arriving from Thunder Bay, ON. In the six months Coyne worked at Dick Charles, he watched Dick master records on the lathe and soon began cutting his own after hours. Coyne then was hired at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs, assisting under Dominic Romeo, known for cutting 45's for The Rolling Stones, The The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli and Dionne Warwick among others. For the next ten years, Coyne primarily cut records for dance bands with his first big record being "Ladies Night" by Kool and the Gang. In 1989, Coyne was hired by the Hit Factory where he spent another five years mastering mostly Hip-Hop and R&B records by artists such as Black Box, Billy Ocean, Tribe Called Quest and De la Soul. In 1994, Coyne was offered a job by Lee Hulko who now owned and operated Sterling Sound. In 1998, Coyne, Ted Jensen, Greg Calbi, Murat Aktar (Absolute Audio co-founder) and the UK based Metropolis bought Sterling Sound from Lee Hulko.
Awards and recognition
|2010||I Am... Sasha Fierce||Album of the Year||Nominated|
|2013||"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"||Record of the Year||Nominated|
|2014||Red||Album of the Year||Nominated|
|In the Lonely Hour||Nominated|
|"Shake It Off"||Record of the Year||Nominated|
|"Stay with Me (Darkchild Version)"||Won|
|"Can't Feel My Face"||Nominated|
|1989||Album of the Year||Won|
|Beauty Behind the Madness||Nominated|
Latin Grammy Awards
|2009||Ciclos||Album of the Year||Nominated|
|"Vivir Mi Vida"||Record of the Year||Won|
|2014||3.0||Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Más Corazón Profundo||Nominated|
|2015||Creo en Mí||Nominated|
|2016||"Duele el Corazón"||Record of the Year||Nominated|
|Conexión||Album of the Year||Nominated|
- 2016 Selamanya Cinta - Shila Amzah feat. Alif Satar
- 2015 Fences - Lesser Oceans
- 2015 Uptown Special - Mark Ronson
- 2015 Confident - Demi Lovato
- 2014 1989 - Taylor Swift ** 1989 was the only record that went Platinum in 2014
- 2014 rose ave. - You+Me
- 2014 Four - One Direction
- 2014 Sex and Love' - Enrique Iglesias
- 2014 'Sweet Talker - Jessie J
- 2014 My Everything - Ariana Grande
- 2014 In the Lonely Hour'' - Sam Smith
- 2014 The London Sessions - Mary J. Blige
- 2013 3.0 - Marc Anthony
- 2013 BEYONCÉ - Beyoncé
- 2013 Avril Lavigne (album) - Avril Lavigne
- 2013 Midnight Memories - One Direction
- 2012 The Truth About Love - P!nk
- 2012 The Heist - Macklemore
- 2012 Overexposed - Maroon 5
- 2012 Looking for Myself - Usher
- 2012 Red - Taylor Swift
- 2012 Songs of the Third and Fifth - The Mark of Cain
- 2011 21 - Adele
- 2010 Body Talk - Robyn
- 2009 BLACKsummer's Night- Maxwell
- 2009 Sound Awake- Karnivool
- 2008 I am… Sasha Fierce - Beyoncé
- 2007 Introducing Joss Stone - Joss Stone
- 2006 Verónica Orozco - Verónica Orozco
- 2006 Nobody Knows - P!nk
- 2004 Patience - George Michael
- 2004 On the 6/J.Lo - Jennifer Lopez
- 2004 Lose My Breath/Soldier - Destiny's Child
- 2003 Frank - Amy Winehouse
- 2003 Dangerously in Love - Beyoncé
- 2001 Survivor - Destiny's Child
- 2000 Oops, I Did It Again'' - Britney Spears
- 2000 Voodoo - D'Angelo
- 2000 Lover's Rock - Sade
- 1999 Millenium - Backstreet Boys
- 1998 Last Time Around: Live at Legends - Buddy Guy
- 1997 Live - Erykah Badu
- 1996 The Coming - Busta Rhymes
- 1995 Liquid Swords - GZA
- 1995 Do You Want More?!!!??!" - The Roots
- 1993 Plantation Lullabies - Me'Shell Ndegéocello
- 1993 Code Red - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
- 1992 House of Pain - House of Pain
- 1990 Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast - Kid Rock
- 1990 Jump for Joy - Koko Taylor
- 1989 Bayou Cadillac - Beausoleil
- 1988 I Remember Blind Joe Death - John Fahey
- 1980 Celebrate! - Kool & the Gang
- "Billboard Special Supplement S-1 12/21/2002". books.google.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "Dick Charles Recording". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "Mix Magazine". mixonline.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "Dominick Romeo". discogs.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "Sterling Sound Billboard Celebrating 33 1/3 years in the business - Special Supplement S-1 - S-15". books.google.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "Mastering Pros Plan NYC Studio". books.google.com. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
- "Phil Demetro Interviews Mastering Legend Tom Coyne". web.archive.org. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- "Tom Coyne-Biography". sterling-sound.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
- Manzella, Fran. "FM Design". www.fmdesign.com. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
- "Congratulations, Taylor Swift: You'll be the only platinum artist of 2014". theglobeandmail.com. Retrieved 12 March 2015.