Chris Stone, American recording studio owner (Record Plant) and entrepreneur, Died at 81

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Chris Stone was born on 1935, and died on September 10, 2016.

He was an American music industry businessman and writer, and the co-founder with Gary Kellgren of the Record Plant recording studios.

He founded Filmsonix in 1987, sold the Record Plant in 1989, and was the founder and CEO of World Studio Group.

Chris Stone co-founded the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS), and he co-founded the Music Producers Guild of the Americas (MPGA), serving as executive director.

The MPGA developed into the Producers & Engineers Wing of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).

Chris Stone earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and he lectured online for the Berklee College of Music as well as in person for the USC Thornton School of Music where he was an associate professor.

Chris Stone has contributed regularly as a recording industry journalist, his work published by Pro Sound News, Mix and Sound on Sound.

Stone published a book, Audio Recording for Profit: The Sound of Money.

Chris Stone passed away at 81 years old.

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