With over two decades of experience in the New Zealand music industry, Jeremy McPike is a true renaissance man of the recording studio.
Taking on the management of York Street studios in 2000, Jeremy played a key role in making the facility one of the most iconic recording venues in the country. While at York Street, Jeremy launched an internship for engineers which has created a raft of award-winning engineers and producers both here and abroad. As an industry lynchpin, Jeremy used York Street to forge relationships with key players like Auckland University, Smokefree Rockquest, Play it Strange, APRA, Air NZ and national radio stations like Channel Z, ZM and bFM.
Moving on to Neil Finn’s Roundhead in 2014, Jeremy’s client-focused approach turned the studio into a go-to hotspot. Often overseeing all facets of the recording process, he has been at the helm of countless chart-topping projects; he’s worked with the likes of Crowded House, Dave Dobbyn, Opshop, Shihad, Mick Fleetwood, Black Eyed Peas and many more.
An entrepreneur and connector, Jeremy is constantly giving back to the community. In 2009 he produced Merry Christmas Baby, a star-studded charity album which went gold and raised $15k for Plunket NZ. In 2005, he managed the recording of Anchor Me, a charity single commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rainbow Warrior.
Jeremy is currently the studio manager for Parachute Studios in Kingsland. When he’s not tinkering behind a console, he’s a guest lecturer at the University of Auckland and SAE, where he sits on the board.
Jeremy can mentor on: Audio Engineering, Recording, Mixing, mastering, Studio Construction, Album planning, session planning, General business management.