Team

Joe James
Executive Producer / On The Ear Music LLC

Joe has had an extensive career in the recording industry. As a 25-year veteran he has served as an assistant engineer at the Dhu-Ron Studios in Hollywood and later at the world-renowned A&M Records and Recording Studios under the supervision of the NY crew Jimmy Iovine, Shelly Yakus & Mark Harvey. It was at A&M that he was promoted to A&R Technical Manager under the supervision of David Anderle, liaising with producers, engineers, artists and production to achieve the final specs and approval for an artists release.

A&M proved to be fertile ground for developing his record production skills. After an extended stay at A&M he left with music executive John McClain for his next job as a staff producer, personal assistant and facility manager at Marvin’s Room Recording Studio for Dreamworks Music. After that, he spent time as operations manager at Extasy/Atlantic Recording Studios and Record Company, continuing his production work during his stay. Today he continues his music production work and is still an active musician and writer while he guides and directs his enterprise “On The Ear Music”, with an active roll in production and development of new artists. Joe James founded and directs the Berklee A&R/Artist Development Group in Boston.



Chris Hermann
Engineer and Associate Producer

Chris Hermann brings a wide variety of studio experience to the Berklee A&R Team. Born in Munich, Germany, Chris has been working in music for countless years. This passion for sound directed Chris to Berklee College of Music, where he received a degree in Music Production and Engineering.

Since graduating, Chris has worked in many of the most elite recording studios around the country, with Los Angeles and Boston being his main hubs. While he has a wide‐ranging studio discography, Chris specializes in mixing, recording, and producing Pop, Rock and Hip Hop music.



Bryan DiMaio
Staff Engineer


Bryan DiMaio is an Audio Engineer and Mixer living in Los Angeles CA. He has worked with artists from all over the world gaining experience and a deep understanding of how music can sound while held up to the highest of standards. 

He has been working closely with Joe James for the past two years and is always looking for ways to innovate and explore the world of audio. He enjoys working in Rock, Pop, Jazz, and Country but is proficient in all styles.




Barbara West
Business Affairs Consultant