THE UNCONVENTIONAL PRODUCER, ARTIST, WRITER, AND EDUCATOR.
Sylvia Massy has been Producing, Engineering and Mixing popular music for decades. She’s renowned for her work with Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash and Prince. She’s received over 25 gold and platinum records including work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust and Tom Petty. She’s also an accomplished fine artist, a published columnist, in-demand educator and relentless entrepreneur. But to her many friends, she’s just Sylvia, the Radiant Being.
Sylvia has collected dozens of multi-platinum and gold records including awards for Tool’s “Undertow”, Prince’s “Diamond’s And Pearls”, Paula Abdul’s “Spellbound”, Powerman 5000?s “Tonight The Stars Revolt”, Skunk Anansie’s “Paranoid And Sunburnt”, Tool’s “Opiate”, Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “One Hot Minute”, Prince’s “Cream”, Julio Iglesia’s “Starry Night”, Seigmen “Metropolis”, Econoline Crush “Devil You Know”, Green Jelly’s “Cereal Killer”, Scream 3 Soundtrack, Beavis And Butthead Soundtrack, Black Crowes’ “Shake Your Money Maker”, System Of A Down’s debut, and Spiderbait’s “Tonight Alright”.
Johnny Cash’s “Unchained” album won the Grammy Award for the “Best Country Album” in 1997. Sylvia engineered and mixed the “Unchained” project with Rick Rubin producing. It featured performances from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Carl Perkins, Marty Stuart, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, June Carter Cash and the legendary Man In Black. Sylvia also produced Lisa Haley’s “King Cake” album which was nominated for the “Best Zydeco Album” Grammy in 2007.
Sylvia was awarded for her years of service on the National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences (NARAS) P&E Wing Steering Committee. She still holds a position on the NARAS P&E Wing’s Advisory Board and is active in the advocacy programs championed by the Grammy organisation.
Sylvia's discography is extensive and can be viewed in its entirety here.
Artists Sylvia has produced, engineered and/or mixed LPs, EPs and singles for:
Johnny Cash, Tool, System Of A Down, Prince, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Sevendust, Powerman 5000, Kula Shaker, Dishwalla, Melissa Etheridge, Sophie B. Hawkins, Econoline Crush, R.E.M., Donovan, Skunk Anansie, Slayer, Ziggy Marley, Green Jelly and far more!
Sylvia also co-produced, mixed & engineered The Tibetan Freedom Concert in 1997 which contained performances from Porno For Pyros, Alanis Morissette, Foo Fighters, Blur, Bjork, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Patti Smith, Beck, Rage Against The Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, Fugees, Cibo Matto, Pavement and Sonic Youth.