Kenneth Douglas Caillat (/kæˈl, kəˈl/ kal-AY, kə-LAY) (born August 12, 1946) is an American record producer. He is best known for engineering the Fleetwood Mac albums Rumours, Tusk, Mirage, Live, and The Chain Box Set.

Ken Caillat
Live interview at Dave Pensado's Place 2012
Live interview at Dave Pensado's Place 2012
Background information
Birth nameKenneth Douglas Caillat
Born (1946-08-12) August 12, 1946 (age 77)
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active1971–present

Life and career edit

Caillat was the president of 5.1 Entertainment Group Digital Production Services, which has worked on albums for Billy Idol, Frank Sinatra, Pat Benatar, Wilson Phillips, the Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, David Becker and Alice Cooper as well as Christine McVie on her solo album In the Meantime, in addition to Fleetwood Mac, remastering several of their albums in 5.1 surround sound. He won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Rumours.[1]

In addition to production, he has been a director, studio engineer, author and musician. In 2012 he released his memoir on his experiences engineering the 1977 Rumours album, called Making Rumours.[2] In 2013, Caillat cofounded Sleeping Giant Music Group, LLC (a Sleeping Giant Media company) with Grammy nominated writer/producer Michael Hodges and writer/producer Kayla Morrison. In 2014, Sleeping Giant partnered with Alcon Entertainment to form ASG Music Group, LLC.[3][4]

He is the father of singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat and produced her albums Coco (2007), Breakthrough (2009), All of You (2011), and Christmas in the Sand (2012). He advised his daughter on taking up songwriting from an early age. In an interview with the Music Producers Forum [5] he recalls telling a young Colbie, "If you're really going to be a singer, then you have two choices, you're going to have to write your own songs, or you're going to have to buy somebody else's."

In January 2016, Caillat, who had a passion for the history of the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, where Rumours had been recorded, realized the necessity for its restoration. After developing what was thought to be a more sustainable business model for the music industry, he incorporated under the name Marin Music Project at the Record Plant in January 2017.[6]

Production discography edit

Sources edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Ken Caillat's Truth About Fleetwood Mac's Rumours". The GRAMMYs.
  2. ^ "Making Rumours, A Book about the making of Fleetwood Macs album Rumours". Ken Caillat. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "Alcon Partners With Sleeping Giant Media To Form Movie & TV Music Services Company". Deadline Hollywood. April 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Studio E". Archived from the original on February 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Producer Ken Caillat talks about Colbie – Artist Development with 'little nudges'". Music Producers Forum. April 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "Fleetwood Mac producer sparks effort to buy Marin's historic Record Plant Studio". January 30, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2017.

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