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Zoe Thrall

The Hideout Recording Studio
Director of Studio Operations
Zoe Thrall is a music industry professional with decades of experience in recording studio management.

Her career started at the famed Power Station Studios in New York City where she learned both sides of studio operations as both an assistant engineer and in studio management. There she met producer/musician/actor Little Steven Van Zandt who hired her to work for him as an engineer and as a musician in his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul.

She later returned to Power Station to become their studio manager and eventually President of the company. Her career continued on to become manager of Hit Factory Studios in New York City, overseeing 9 studios and 75 employees.

In 2005 the Palms Casino Resort courted her to Las Vegas to build and operate the Studio at the Palms where she worked for 15 years. She is now the Director of Studio Operations of The Hideout Recording Studios in Henderson, Nevada.
Profiled in the “Studio Business Book” by Jim Mandell which served as a guide to the management and business of professional recording studios.Two-time co-chairperson of the Audio Engineering Society convention in New York City which draws 50,000 people to the Jacob Javits Center every two years.  She is currently the co-chair of the convention for 2021.In her work with Little Steven Van Zandt she served as his representative and liaison with record companies, publishers, producers, recording studios, musicians, attorneys, business managers, the media, agents, movie directors as well as members of congress, politicians, ambassadors and activists in numerous human rights and political arenasServed as a Trustee and Director of the Solidarity Foundation, a non-profit research and networking foundation in support of indigenous peoples’ rights.Planned and co-organized a fundraiser for Nelson Mandela for hosts Robert DeNiro, Spike Lee, Jonathan Demme and Little Steven at the Tribeca Film Center in NYC.  The event raised $500,000 – the largest single contribution to Mr. Mandela’s tour of the United States.  Was the sole civilian granted Secret Service clearance for this event.Received a commendation from the United Nations for work done in the anti-apartheid movementPerforming musician on several albums including five Little Steven albumsTouring musician throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan as keyboardist and oboist with Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul.  Touring included being the opening artist for both U2 on the Joshua Tree tour and Peter Gabriel on the So tour.
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Voting MemberServes on the Academy’s Producer and Engineer WingAudio Engineering Society Member and co-chair of the 2021 151st Convention of the Society
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