John Lucasey

Artist Manager / Producer / Mixer
Educator / Consultant

John is an accomplished music industry veteran with a record of building successful entertainment businesses. John founded Studio 880, one of California’s largest recording facilities. He hosted several grammy winning recording artists such as Green Day, The Killers, Keith Urban, The Black Keys and many more. John was Director Audio Production and Mix Engineer for Wal-Mart's original performance series called Soundcheck. He directly worked with ion d mixed such artists as Beyonce’, Faith Hill, Drake, Brad Paisley, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande and many other prominent recording artists. John currently owns an artist management/development company and is currently developing an enterprise software company for the music industry. John currently enjoys teaching an evening online Music Business diploma course through Nashville's Dark Horse Institute. John enjoys playing music, listening to podcasts and attending concerts with his wife Carolyn.

For a list of some of John's production credits click here.
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Music Business for Performing Artists and Bands

Join me for this two day seminar that focuses on how to start and grow your brand as a performing artist or band. We will cover what makes a good performance, how to get gigs, grow your audience, what's in a good song, how to create a solid social media campaign, getting the attention of record labels and more.


  • Date: 11/12/2023 05:00 PM - 11/19/2023 05:00 PM
  • Location: 115 Town and Country Drive, Danville, CA, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Suite E

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Music Business Consulting and Artist Development

Music Business Consulting and Artist Development

From career guidance, social media campaigns, production team building to shopping and negotiating record deals to release campaigns, our team can help you achieve your goals.

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Album production

Album production

Whether you are working with a major label, or needing a producer to help get your indie project to market, John would be happy to discuss your next project.


PARTIAL LIST OF PROJECTS JOHN RECORDED AND OR MIXED:

  • Beyonce’                         (Mixed and recorded)
  • The Killers                        (Choir director-These things that I have done)
  • The Black Keys               (Engineer. Music Video producer)
  • Emily Blackbird.             (Executive Producer/Manager)
  • Jennifer Hudson           (Mixed)
  • Drake                               (Mixed. 2 projects)
  • Ariana Grande                (Recorded live and Mixed)
  • Victoria Justice              (Recorded live and mixed)
  • Norah Jones                   (Mixed)
  • Crossman Connection (Executive Producer)
  • Paramore                        (Recorded live at the San Jose Civic and Mixed)
  • Faith Hill                          (Mixed)
  • Bruno Mars                     (Mixed)
  • Blake Shelton                 (Mixed)
  • Katy Perry                       (Mixed)
  • Chris Cornell                   (Mixed)
  • Avril Lavigne                   (Mixed)
  • Jason Aldean                 (Mixed)
  • Brad Paisley                   (Mixed)
  • Keith Urban                    (Recorded and mixed)
  • John Mayer                    (Mixed)
  • Dierks Bentley                (Mixed)
  • Kenny Chesney              (Mixed)
  • Zack Brown Band          (Mixed)
  • Rascal Flatts                  (Mixed)
  • Glorianna                        (Mixed)
  • Alan Jackson                 (Mixed)
  • Kelly Clarkson                (Mixed)
  • LMFAO                            (Recorded live in SF and mixed)
  • Carrie Underwood         (Mixed)
  • Rihanna                           (Mixed)
  • Jennifer Lopez               (Mixed)
  • The Fray                          (Mixed)
  • Train                                (Recorded live in SF and mixed)
  • Chris Brown                   (Recorded and mixed)
  • Lenny Kravitz                 (Mixed)
  • James Blunt                  (Mixed)
  • MGMT                            (Mixed)
  • Fall Out Boy                   (Recorded and mixed)
  • Sugarland                      (Mixed)
  • Little Big Town             (Mixed)
  • Jewel                             (Mixed)
  • 3OH!3                            (Mixed)
  • Jason Derulo                (Mixed)
  • Ashley Tisdale             (Mixed)
  • Lee Ann Womack        (Mixed)
  • Mandy Moore               (Mixed)
  • Miranda Lambert         (Mixed)
  • Switchfoot                    (Recorded and mixed)
  • All American Rejects      (Mixed)
  • 5 For Fighting               (Mixed)
  • Goo Goo Dolls.             (Mastered)
  • Ashanti                          (Mixed)
  • Lori Berkner                  (Mixed)
  • Sarah Bareilles             (Mixed)
  • Natasha Beddingfield (Mixed)
  • Lee Dewyze                  (Mixed)
  • Hinder                           (Mixed) 
  • David Cook                   (Mixed)
  • Little Big Town             (Mixed)
  • Colbie Caillet                (Mixed)
  • Clay Aikens                  (Mixed)
  • Big & Rich                     (Mixed)
  • Joss Stone                   (Mixed)
  • Good Charlotte            (Mixed)
  • Shinedown                   (Mixed)
  • Ne-Yo                            (Mixed)
  • Yellow Card.                (Recorded and mixed)
  • The Pussycat Dolls     (Mixed)
  • Christina Eustace        (Mixed)
  • Simple Plan                  (Mixed)
  • Diamond Rio                (Mixed)
  • Neon Trees                  (Recorded live in SF and mixed)
  • Fantasia                       (Recorded and mixed)
  • Leela James               (Recorded and mixed)
  • Big Boi                         (Mixed)
  • Prince Royce              (Mixed)
  • Indie Arie                    (Recorded and mixed)
  • Gym Class Heros       (Mixed)
  • Pee Wee                      (Mixed)
  • Mitchel Musso           (Recorded live at Disney World and mixed)
  • Katharine McPhee     (Mixed)
  • Julia Roberts              (Mixed)
  • Selina Gomez             (Mixed)
  • Nelly Furtado              (Mixed)
  • Shakira                         (Mixed)
  • Los Tigres Del Norte  (Mixed)
  • RBD                               (Mixed)
  • Juan Luis Guerra         (Mixed)
  • Camila                           (Mixed)
  • Shaila Durcal                (Mixed)
  • Duelo                             (Mixed)
  • Rodrigo Y Gabrielle.    (Mixed)
  • Jenni Rivera                 (Mixed)
  • Uridiah                          (Mixed)
  • Conjunto Atardecer    (Mixed)
  • Calle Trece                   (Mixed)




Other Project hi lights include:


NBC’s “Parenthood” (Mixer)
Various interview edit and recording including Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and P-Diddy.

97.3 FM Alice Radio CBS “The Hooman Show” Executive Producer over 60 weekly 2 hour radio programs.
01

Hollywood Stuntman

As a Hollywood Stuntman John performed stunts and safety in dozens of feature films including The Rock with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage, The Fan with Robert DeNiro, A Nightmare on Elm street Part 5 and Matrix 2 and 3. John was also a reoccurring hitman for a regular mob boss on the television series Nash Bridges starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin. John was also a stunt instructor teaching everything from high falls, car hits, bar fights and high speed chases.

02

Armed Bodyguard

John studied martial arts since high school studying Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Tai Quan Do and studied Bujitsu Kai from Frank Dux who was portrayed by Jean Claude Van Damme in Bloodsport. John went through a vigorous military type training camp which included weapons training, martial arts and tactical driving to become armed bodyguard tor the entertainment business. Ironically John was hired to bodyguard Jean Claude Van Damme when he first arrived in the United States.

03

Guns N Roses

In the mid 80’s John answered an ad for a band needing a bassist. "I was asked to meet the band at a deli, but ended up going to a seedy apartment instead. All key band members were present less bassist. John was asked to join Guns N Roses and was offered to go on GNR's gig following week and their first “tour” to Washington. When John turned it down he was offered a permanent member role which John again turned down.

04

Green Day Press Conference Brawl

While Green Day was at John's studio workin on their grammy winning album American Idiot, Green Day did a secret side project band named "The Network", where they dressed in disguise and denied any claims of any member involvement. A press conference was held at John's studio where the chairman of Warner Music asked John to be a plant journalist. Acting as an interviewer at the press conference John was told to antagonize the band and that's it. In disguise Tre Cool threw a strawberry at John. John went into full stuntman mode, lunged at the band and attacked Billie Joe in disguise throwing punches (looked real but no one hurt!). Turning into a full out brawl John and the band knocked over cameras and lights while the rest of the press ran out the door. Many big industry trade magazined wrote about the press conference melee.

05

No-Name bands. The Black Keys and The Killers

Running Studio 880, John was able to see many artists careers start. Two in particular were The Black Keys and The Killers. Working with producer Jeff Saltzman, John allowed a no-name band to record for free at his studio. On top of that, John and Jeff both shot The Black Key's first music video free of charge. Jeff brought in a 60's era super 8 film camera in and for no budget Jeff and John shot the video. In the scene where The Black Keys are standing in the middle of a giant slot car track while playing, John is controlling the cars. Jeff also brought the Killers in but the studio was fully booked so John made The Killers a "care" package of microphones, pre-amps, guitars and guitar amps. Jeff brought the equipment and The Killers to his condo where he recorded "Hot Fuss". The Killers used John's very first guitar amp he owned since he was 14 for the entire album. Although Jeff offered to purchase the amp for an undisclosed but crazy amount after the album was a hit, John decided to keep the amp which he still owns to this day. Later John and his studio were hired to put together a gospel choir to add to the song "All These Things that I've Done".

06

Show Stopper. Green Day, Ashanti and Madonna

1. Green Day. John has been known to put a stop to some major performances. One time John was going to a Green Day concert and his pass was mistakenly not left at will call. John called Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt and said, sorry Mike, no pass so I’ll catch you at the studio next week. John heard Mike shout to Billie Joe and Tre Cool, hey wait, don’t go on yet! Lucrazy is stuck at Will Call. 2 minutes later a crew member sprinted up and cleared up the situation. Mike then called John and asked “Are you in?” After a yes thank you the show began. 2. Ashanti. John was working on mixes for pop star Ashanti. John had an idea for a mix that he wished to bounce off of Ashanti. John called Ashanti’s manager who happened to be her mother. Ashanti’s mother exclaimed “We are literally side-stage at Madison Square Garden, about to go on, we can’t talk right now but what’s the idea in a nutshell?” John quickly shared his idea and Ashanti’s mother said, WAIT!, Ashanti, hold up, you gotta hear this! Ashanti got on the phone and said Hi, super quick, I was to go on this very second. John spilled out his idea and Ashanti said to the stage manager, I need 2 more minutes then let John know she was excited about the idea and wanted to know more. The show was held up for an additional 3 minutes or so and the idea was put into John’s mix. 3. Madonna. In the mid 80’s John was hired as the 2nd unit director/stunt coordinator in a feature film. While filming at a large park in San Pedro, CA another film crew had set up in a location which John’s film crew had a permit for. This did not bother John as we were filming in another direction which would not effect the shot. Soon a disgruntled assistant director confronted John and shouted “You need to move out of here NOW!” We are filming a music video for recently famous Madonna.” John calmly exclaimed, we have a permit for shooting here, but you are not affecting our shot, you may be our guest but do not disturb us again. The AD became insensed and shouted again, you need to clear out for Madonna NOW!. John then produced a permit and said, you have 20 minutes to take down all the crosses, and clear out of the park before I report you to both city permitting and film commission. And on top we will claim legal action for you delaying our shoot. The AD turned white as a ghost and apologized profusely. John said, I will let you film so as long as you no longer disrupt our shoot. Like a Virgin was allowed to continue filming that day due to John.

07

Rock's most iconic bass guitar goes on eBay...and nobody bids on it!

Was entrusted with one of the most iconic bass guitars in music history.Green Day’s bassist Mike Dirnt entrusted John with his bass “Stella” for over a month while Green Day was away for over a month. As a joke John put Mike’s bass on EBAY for 400 dollars claiming it was once owned by a famous musician in the group Menudo. John called Mike and told him he found a great deal on a vintage bass on Ebay then sent him a link while on the phone. Mike was shocked but also found it amusing. Especially since nobody cared to bid on it.

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