CMN Education Dept – Education Director
Vic Branco is what you would call a seasoned music industry professional, his work has charted as high as number one on Canadian radio. His dedication to excellence combined with over 35 years of experience…
…in music production, live production, label exec/A&R, artist development, management and studio ownership has given him a wide variety of influences, credibility and expertise in the recording industry. In 2017 Vic was recognized for some of his work taking home ‘Indie Week ‘Producer of the Year’! In 1994 Iguana Studios was born, a small project studio, “built by musicians for musicians”. Today Iguana is a multi-platinum state-of-the-art facility and has since earned itself a spot amongst the frontrunners of the diverse recording landscape in Canada. Over the past 25 years the studio has seen its share of great artists. This includes some of Canada’s brightest international multi-platinum stars such as, Nelly Furtado Arkells, Alessia Cara Billy Talent, Kardinal Offishall, K’naan, Amanda Marshall, Jully Black, Sum 41, Three Days Grace, Dream Theater, as well as internationally acclaimed artists like Gene Simmons of Kiss, James Morrison, Fabolous, and Tyga. Today Iguana remains as one of Canada’s longest running premier recording facilities.
Here’s a selected list of companies, producers and engineers that Vic’s had the pleasure of working with some incredible people, it reads like a who’s who of the music world; Universal Music, Warner, Sony, Elektra Records, 21 Entertainment, BMG, Ruff Ryders (DMX, Eve, The Lox) Gavin Brown (Metric, Billy Talent, Three Days Grace, Tragically Hip) Daxz (Drake, Travis Scott, Killy) Wondagurl (Rihanna, Pop Smoke, JZ) Richard Chycki (Rush, Aerosmith, Dream Theater, Pink, Mick Jagger) Justin Gray (Mariah Carey ,Avril Lavigne, Joss Stone, Snow)
David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Tool, Silverchair, Muse) Fraser T Smith (Adele, James Morrison, Sam Smith, Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado)
“One can say that over the last 35 years I’ve learned a thing or two from my clients and peers”, V.