Studio Max Records, a unique innovation in the music industry, is strategically based in Jamaica and Atlanta, Georgia. It is currently managed and operated by the visionary, Hugh Campbell. Hugh Campbell is a pace setter for scouting talented artists, and is an emerging force in providing good music in the Caribbean industry.
For over 20 years, Studio Max Records has created numerous hits. These electric sounds were first produced and arranged for its listening core audience. This natural flow of creative originality usually comes as a surprise to the music industry at large. With the international success of Jamaican artists such as Judith Gayle, Keesa Peart, Terry Linen, George Gordon, Claudelle Clarke, to name a few; Studio Max Records was able to expand its services, not only in the recorded studio, but also in providing live audio multi track recordings for events such as Vibe VSessions, Site Picture, 1Vision1Sound Auditions, Neighborhood Awards Atlanta and more.
It all began over 25 years ago when the pioneer Jamaican gospel group, The Ambassadors, asked Hugh to be their keyboard player. It was the ultimate challenge in Hugh’s music career, but this opportunity created tremendous exposure to the various elements of the music industry. He began to excel in the various sector of the music arena, and one of those ways was being very active in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Song competitions. He became known to all as the ‘music man’ in his community, and the ‘call to guy’ to provide the music for church concerts, weddings, funerals, etc.
Years went by, Hugh decided to further his studies at the University of Technology (UTech), previously called College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST). During this time, he began to play for renowned Jamaican groups, for example, The Grace Thrillers, Sandra Brooks, Cable and Wireless Band, Mellow Groove Band and many more.
After leaving college, he recognized the need for a recorded studio in his hometown May Pen; Studio Max Records became a reality. His record label worked with numerous beginning artists who rose to being popular and in much demand in Jamaica. Such individual artists or groups include Isabelle Blagrove, Kashu Man, Reggae Rogers, Silver Cat, Terry Linen, Judith Gayle, Clarendon College Choir, just to name a few.
The success of the recording studio became a land mark for the community to this present day (now operated by Move Up Records). Hope was realized and dreams were met, and most of all, the opportunities were given to all who had a passion for music, and was willing to work hard for their moment in music history.
Hugh decided to take Studio Max Records to the next level by getting himself trained, and certified as an audio engineer at the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) Institute in Miami Florida. For 1 ½ years, he broadened his knowledge in both live and studio productions in audio engineering. Now residing in Florida, he re-launched his Studio Max record label in North America by completing albums for Carlington Roberts, Claudelle Clarke, Keesa Peart, Brother Garfield, Sophia Bryan and many others.
All in all, it has been a tremendous ride for Studio Max Record Label to master all the techniques and avenues of music. Hugh was able to gain the training and exposure that gave him the ability to not only master the art of sound engineering in the recorded studio, but to install and arrange sound equipment for various entities. Also, he was able to utilize his services as a field sound engineer for major events and video production teams, for example, VSession (Quincy Jones event with July Dexter, Soldier Boy etc.), 2015 Neighbourhood awards with Steve Harvey (backstage live streaming) and Site Picture (gun tournaments).