Brian Bricklin

Music Producer/Audio Engineer

Brian Bricklin is one of Philadelphia's most highly accomplished recording artists and record producers. In the 1980's he co-founded the band Bricklin along with his brother Scott. In 1986, Brian and Scott were signed to A&M records, and in 1999 to Hybrid/Sire Records with their group, Martin's Dam. Their song “Fear of Flying” from the Hybrid/Sire debut “Sky Above", received airplay on radio stations across the country, and is featured in the motion picture, “The Shrink is In,” starring Courtney Cox and David Arquette. Another song from that album, Only God Knows is featured in the Alexander Payne/MTV/Paramount movie, "Election" starring Reese Witherspoon and Mathew Broderick. Brian has performed in venues including New York's Madison Square Garden, Philadelphia's Spectrum and Tower Theatre as well as the 4th of July Celebration on JFK Parkway. He has songs featured in many popular movies such as "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (Keanu Reeves), and “Coming Soon” (Mia Farrow and Ryan O’Neal). Brian's production and engineering credits include major label releases on A&M, Columbia, RCA, PolyGram, Hybrid/Sire, Bingo Records, and Ruffhouse. You may also have heard Brian's music on the tube, as his many television credits include: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN, and others. Brian has worked side by side with two-time Grammy winner Neil Dorfsman (Sting, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits), Phil Nicolo (Moby, Sean Lennon, Urge Overkill), and Kevin Killen (U2, Elvis Costello, Peter Gabriel). Since 2002, Brian has recorded, mixed and mastered songs and albums for over 200 bands, label recording artists, singer-songwriters and children’s music albums including Matt McAndrew, The Bingo Hits for Kids series, Kayfield and Company, Ben Arnold, Jim Boggia, Easter, Scott Bricklin, Modern Bliss, 4-Sided Circle, Phyllis Heitjan, The Trumans, Original Sinz, Firetruck, Subpoena and many others. Recent projects include: • NBC’s The Voice Runner-Up Matt McAndrew on his debut album, “View From The Pines.”  The album climbed to #56 All Genre’s on iTunes • Acclaimed hit songwriter Producer Rick Nowels and songwriter Frankie Storm on the song "Guitar Cry" for Rhianna • Franklin Bridge, top 8 finalists in American Idol's Next Great American Band FOX television serie • Guitar virtuoso, Joe Mas's first solo album featuring Bootsy Collins and Rick Derringer. Brian has served as the director of the Philadelphia Music Conference as well as been three times elected to the Board of Governors in 2004-2005 for the Philadelphia Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Grammy organization. Brian has served as chair of the Musicares committee and two times on the craft committee for the Grammy award; Best Engineered Recording, Non Classical. Brian is part of the adjunct faculty of Drexel University's, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Music Industry Program and a game-day audio engineer for the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is...

What is your music dream?

Continue to create things I'm proud of.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Jumpin' Jack Flash, Get Yer Ya's Ya's Out version

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Too many to list really: Old: Beatles, Stones, Who, Chicago, Ten Years After, Genesis, Motown, Simon and Garfunkle, Cheap Trick, Three Dog Night, etc... New: Bon Iver, Pinegrove, Mondo Cosmo, Lucy Dacus, Wachahatchie, RFA, Phoebe Bridgers, Big Theif

What inspires you to make music?

My brain.

What is the message you want to send with your music?


How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Streaming royalty rates need to be increased dramatically.

What do you think of Drooble?

Still testing...

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Streaming royalty rates

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Share posts to promote local artists. Attend shows. Produce and record local artists affordably.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Look into the process called "tour hacking."

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

RFA Waxahatchie Ben Arnold Strange Bedfellows PGRA