Attend live recording sessions
View live session videos
Track with the pros

MPI thanks everyone who attended

our recent sellout session with Ameripolitan roots artist

Dale Watson

at legendary Sam Phillips Recording Studios in Memphis

MPI is the only studio clinic that takes you into the heart

of your favorite artist's master recording sessions.

Since 2008 MPI has hosted sessions with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rodney Crowell, Lee Roy Parnell, Kris Kristofferson, Duane Eddy, John Anderson, Albert Lee, The Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Delbert McClinton, POCO, Radney Foster, Raul Malo, Robert Earl Keen, Foster and Lloyd, Jerry Douglas, Emily Herring & Asleep at the Wheel.

Join our EMAIL LIST and be the first to hear about upcoming MPI sessions.


Whether you’re studying recording in school or on your own, let MPI show you the producer’s side of recording's creative process, from start to finish: from pre-production to mastering. Founded in 2008 by Grammy-winning producer Steve Fishell, MPI teaches you producing techniques that apply to all musical genres, from hip-hop to country, from pop to metal, from indie to mainstream. MPI helps you hone your studio skill set, develop your critical listening ears and will save you years of studio trial and error. Learn how to produce better tracks, whether your studio is an “A” room, the playroom, or your laptop computer.

See Kenny Wayne Shepherd's video for "You Can't Judge a Book by Looking at the Cover" recorded LIVE before an MPI production class.

These master projects were recorded at MPI:

"Goin' Home" Kenny Wayne Shepherd  Released May 19, 2014  Available at iTunes and

"Tarpaper Sky" Rodney Crowell Released April 15, 2014 Available at iTunes and

"The BIg E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons" released August 21, 2013 featuring Willie Nelson, Duane Eddy, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, John Anderson, Raul Malo, Little Jimmy Dickens, Paul Franklin, Dan Dugmore, Buck Reid, Tommy White, Roosevelt Collier, Greg Leisz, Gary Carter and many more. Available Here.

"Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe"  The Del McCoury Band  Released September 27, 2011 Available at McCoury Music Records and iTunes   All 16 tracks were recorded at MPI on May 5-6, 2011. *Album nominated for a GRAMMY for "Best Bluegrass Album" 2012

"It's Already Tomorrow"  Foster & Lloyd  Effin Ell Records  Released May 27, 2011 Available at iTunes and Amazon   Five tracks on this album were recorded in December 2010 at MPI.

"Circles Around Me" Sam Bush* From the Sugar Hill album "Circles Around Me" Released October 20, 2009 Available at iTunes & Amazon *Album nominated for a GRAMMY for "Best Bluegrass Album" 2011

"Blue Mountain" Sam Bush*From the Sugar Hill Records album "Circles Around Me" Released October 20, 2009 Available at iTunes & Amazon *Album nominated for a GRAMMY for "Best Bluegrass Album" 2011

"Get Your Kicks (On Route 66)" Asleep at the Wheel and Leon Rausch From the Bismeaux Productions album entitled "It's A Good Day," released July 20, 2010. Recorded at an MPI session in October, 2009 at Bismeaux Studios Austin, TX

"Halcyon Days" Jason & The Scorchers  From Mammoth Records. Released March 2, 2010. The entire 15-song album was tracked at a 3-day marathon MPI session in March 2009. USA Today Pick of the Week.

"People Just Love To Talk" Delbert McClinton  From the New West album "Acquired Taste" Released August 18, 2009 Available at iTunes & Amazon

"Deep Blue Summer Day" Robert Earl Keen  From the Lost Highway Records album "The Rose Hotel" Released September 29, 2009 (Amazon "MP3 Exclusive Track" with album purchase)

"A Little Revival" Radney Foster & The Confessions  From the Devil's River Records album "Revival" Released August 25, 2009 Available at iTunes & Amazon

"Second Chances" Radney Foster & The Confessions  From the Devil's River Records album "Revival" Released August 25, 2009 Available at iTunes & Amazon

"New Years Eve" Jerry Douglas (with Maura O'Connell)  From the Koch Records album "Jerry Christmas" Released October 13, 2009 Available at iTunes & Amazon

See what RODNEY CROWELL had to say about his recent MPI recording session

Posted on Facebook August 19, 2012 by Rodney Crowell: "Yesterday I recorded with Justin Niebank, Steuart Smith, Michael Rhodes, Eddie Bayers, John Hobbs, Jim Horn and De De Richardson at The Sound Emporium in Nashville and, without a doubt, in the thirty-plus years I've been hanging around recording studios, this was the most fun-filled day of recording I've ever experienced. Which is saying a lot. I wasn't sure the fun Mary Karr and I had recording "Kin" could be topped---what with all the star-studded talent we had helping move those sessions along. Ditto the fun Emmylou and I had singing together for three months straight. But yesterday, with 15 guests who, at their own expense - for the purpose of observing the process, converged on the studio from as far away as Oxford, England/Roll Over Pass, Texas/Northern California (and southern), Northern Canada, Lexington, Kentucky and even Nashville. These good people brought something to the adventure that pretty much infected these great musicians, which result was some of the most inspired playing this particular creative team has yet to produce under the Rodney Crowell banner. This for my solo record which is scheduled to follow the Emmylou and Rodney duet record into the marketplace. To know in my bones that I and my long-time mates are getting better at what we do is all I can ask for. I love my job!!"   Rodney

"If you are at all interested in what goes on in a recording studio, this is for you."- Radney Foster

"Working with Steve Fishell and his class at the Music Producers Institute was a breeze. Having some folks who were fans and predisposed to like what we were doing around also helped with the performance aspect of getting a good track. All in all, it was a really good experience and helped us pay for our studio time! Thumbs aloft!" -Bill Lloyd of "Foster & Lloyd"

"At first I was a little hesitant. Would this work? But I realized that some of my best musical moments haven't been on stage, they've been in the studio. So to be able to invite interested folks inside of this creative process has been an unexpected pleasure for me as a performer."  Ray Benson, leader and founder "Asleep at the Wheel"

"I wholeheartedly endorse MPI and believe in what they are doing. In fact, I feel they played a key role in getting us back into the studio."  - Jason Ringenberg,co-founder"Jason & the Scorchers"

MPI Records is proud to present

The BIG E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist BUDDY EMMONS Learn More

Home  |  FAQ   |  Sessions  |  Contact us  |  Email Facebook