Paul Blakemore is a Grammy winning audio engineer with over 45 years of full-time experience in a wide range of musical styles including Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Children's Music, Classical, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop, and Indie Rock.
Paul has over 800 verified album credits on Allmusic.com. He has also worked in national radio and television audio, surround sound design for film, and dialog recording/replacement work for feature films and episodic television, including "Enemy of the State" (Will Smith), "The Chamber" (Gene Hackman), "Lazarus Man" (Robert Ulrich), and others.
Before becoming a full-time audio engineer in the mid 1970's, Blakemore was a professional musician in the Austin, TX, scene. He studied applied percussion at the University of Texas, Austin, and recording techniques at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He has taught college level recording courses at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and as a regular faculty member of The Corporation for Public Broadcasting "Music Recording Workshop" at SUNY Fredonia, University of Colorado Denver, and University of Miami. He has twice been a speaker for the Audio Engineering Society convention in New York, and also the Full Sail recording school in Orlando, FL. Blakemore has resided in Nashville, TN, since 2019.
He is currently staff mastering engineer for Concord, the largest independent music company in the world with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Miami, London, and Berlin. He does new release mastering for frontline labels including Concord Jazz, Concord, Fantasy, Fearless, Loma Vista, and Rounder; and catalog album remastering and audio restoration for Craft Recordings, which includes Fania, Pablo, Prestige, Razor & Tie, Riverside, Savoy, Specialty, Stax, Telarc, Vanguard, VeeJay, Wind Up, and more. His freelance work has included album projects for BMG, Decca Gold, Delos, Frontiers, Mack Avenue, Naxos, New West, Peer Music, RCA Red Seal, Red House, Republic, Resonance, Ropeadope, Smithsonian Folkways, Sony Music, Sony Latin, Universal Jazz, Verve, and Warner Music.