Chris Athens (Chris Athens Masters)
For a long time Chris Athens was a company man. After getting his start as a mastering engineer at Sony he moved to New York's Sterling Sound. He worked at Sterling for almost thirteen years mastering records for Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, AC/DC, Redman, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Coldplay, The Beastie Boys, Young Jeezy, Gym Class Heroes, Bone Crusher, Raekwon, The Neptunes, and many more. Last month he left Sterling, moved the Austin Texas, and established Chris Athens Masters.
Chris discusses the reasons for striking out on his own, ambition, and how client expectations evolve with changes in the music industry.
Music: Wiz Khalifa Fly Solo
photo of Chris Athens courtesy of Sterling Sound