Criteria Studios

Criteria Studios

Criteria Studios (The Hit Factory Criteria Miami) at 1755 NE 149th St. Miami, Florida 33181 in 2011

Criteria Studios is a music-recording studio in Miami, Florida, started in 1958 by Mack Emerman (né Maxwell Louis Emerman; 1923–2013).[1]


  • History 1
  • Selected artists 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


In 1999, The Hit Factory purchased Criteria Studios, revamping and reopening the studios under the new name The Hit Factory Criteria Miami. 250 Gold or Platinum Singles or Albums were recorded at Criteria, including "Layla", "I Feel Good" and Eat a Peach, as well as parts of Hotel California and Rumours.[2]

Selected artists

Artists who have recorded singles and/or albums at the studio include:

(in plain alphabetical order as if all are an entity, i.e., Eric Clapton under the letter "E")

See also


  1. ^ "Recording Studios Boom With Sounds Of South Florida," by Sherry Woods, Palm Beach Post, May 3, 1970, pg. G1
  2. ^ "Mack Emerman, Founder of Criteria Recording Studios, Dies at 89," by Bruce Weber, New York Times, May 28, 1970
  3. ^ Joyous Lake (1976 album)

External links

  • Criteria Studios, official website