Proprietor | Executive Music Producer | Musician
James Walsh is a musician, music producer, studio owner, artist & business manager based in NYC. He has owned and operated Threshold Recording Studios NYC, which he hand-built, on the west side of Manhattan in Hell’s Kitchen for over 20 years.
“I am passionate about directly engaging on all of our projects, making sure that every detail of the booking, staffing, production, and media delivery are taken care of to the highest standards- start to finish. It equally important to me to be available to advise clients and lend an objective ear to up and coming musicians (and parents too!) that come through the studio. This is probably the biggest added value of our studio services- a detail that significantly separates us from other studios- we are so much more than just a “recording studio! “
James started out as a performing musician in the 90’s music scene, playing guitar in original bands in NYC and beyond. After touring and “extended” visits in almost all of the exciting music scenes around the country, he settled back in New York and has since developed several successful companies covering many aspects of the music business (advertising, recording, publishing, production, management, booking). Over the years he’s been fortunate to work with many of the biggest names in Music, TV & film, Advertising, Fashion, and Technology- relationships that remain part of Threshold’s network through today.
James is also an Executive Board Member of the Road Recovery Foundation‐ an NYC based non‐for‐profit 501 (c)(3) dedicated to harnessing the power of the entertainment industry to mentor youth across a wide variety of adversities. James was instrumental in developing Road Recovery’s Music and Peer Support programs that run bi-weekly out of Threshold’s midtown facility. Recent Road Recovery advocates & program mentors include Duran Duran, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash from Guns and Roses, James Hetfield from Metallica, Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction.
James operates as Executive Producer on all bookings at Threshold and is additionally available as a Music Producer and Project Consultant upon request.
James graduated from The City University of New York with degrees in Music, Accounting, and Psychology.