About the Recording Studio

Blue Anthem Studios is a recording studio in Northern Virginia and is owned and operated by John Brooks, the studio's sole producer and engineer. Started in 2012 in Harrisongburg, Virginia, the studio was originally called For the Record Productions. After eventually relocating to Northern Virginia in 2016, Brooks changed the name to represent the new phase and quality level of the facility. Having played and recorded music for more than 8 years, Brooks is a veteran musician and recording engineer. He graduated from James Madison University with a Music Industry degree providing him with the music theory knowledge and instrumental prowess to work as a professional in the music industry. Throughout his time at JMU, he spent countless hours recording various local talent (Swell Daze, Sub Radio, Unsullied), helping them to shape and realize their artistic vision in the recording studio. While having the opportunity to teach peers about the art of recording at JMU as well, Brooks learned the best ways to exemplify a high quality recording experience where the artist's vision is paramount and their experience is a very close second. For each client, Blue Anthem Studios strives to be an affordable and quality recording studio for any band or musician looking to record music in Northern Virginia or the surrounding areas.