Pat McMakin

Director of Operations
Ocean Way Studios

In his 40 years years in the music industry, McMakin has worked successfully as a recording engineer, record producer, songwriter, GM of Sony Tree Studios, and GM Tree Productions (Sony/ATV’s music production/ artist development company). He has worked with a wide variety of artists including Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Tippin, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Brooks and Dunn, Lonestar, Brenda Lee, NSync, Steve Martin, Nashville Opera, and most recently, Willie Nelson and countless other artists, producers and songwriters. McMakin has produced and engineered in a wide variety of musical genres including country, rock, pop, jazz, opera and classical music. He was employed at Sony/ATV for over 25 years. In March of 2008 McMakin assumed the leadership of Belmont University’s Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios where he currently serves as Director of Operations. The studios are considered among the very best in Nashville and compete globally. Partial Discography online here.