Emily Lazar

Emily Lazar doesn’t define success. She just lives it daily – powered by cups of coffee and unquenchable love for music, which she feeds as GRAMMY Award-winning founder/chief mastering engineer of The Lodge, a world-renowned mastering, mixing and specialized recording facility. She’s one of the most respected in the world, combining old-school style with a deep knowledge of music and cutting-edge technology. Emily ensures that the magic created in the studio is fully reflected in the final product. She is a true trailblazer, mastering more than 4,000 albums for a hugely diverse group of chart-topping musical luminaries ranging from David Bowie and Lou Reed to Maggie Rogers, Alanis Morissette and Wu Tang Clan and virtually everyone in between, breaking countless barriers along the way. Emily is also the founder of We Are Moving the Needle, a non-profit organization that aims to close the vast gender gap in the technical fields in the recording industry. 

“Success can take many forms: painful growth, sheer elation, or simply being at peace,” says Emily. “It really is a very fluid thing and changes constantly -- it really depends on what is being defined.” 

In 2021, she earned a record-breaking three GRAMMY nominations in the Album of the Year category for her work with Coldplay, HAIM and Jacob Collier, scoring the most nominations any mastering engineer has ever received in that prestigious category in a single year. She made history in 2019 as the first female mastering engineer to win the GRAMMY for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (for Beck’s album Colors). Lazar also received the Splice Impact Award in 2021 for her work with We Are Moving the Needle. Additionally, she is a member of the Sonos Sound Board, has served as a Trustee of The Recording Academy, and as a member of its National Advocacy and Producer & Engineer's Wing Steering Committees. She has been profiled by Variety, Associated Press, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and many other media outlets.

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