Welcome to Horizon Music Group

Horizon Music Group is a full service recording studio, video production studio, duplication facility, and independent record label located in West Haven, Connecticut. We have been recording for over 20 years and have a catalog of literally hundreds of releases ranging from multi-platinum to the smallest indie.

Whether you are a seasoned pro or a new act, our talented staff is friendly, professional and looking forward to talking with you about your next project.

Check out the newly renovated Horizon Recording Studio and browse the HMG Records family of artists on the HMG Records sites below.

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Horizon Music Group is located minutes of I-95 in West Haven, Connecticut. CALL US TODAY at 203.934.7186 for more information and schedule your tour of the studio. Or if you prefer, email us and we'll gladly make arrangements.

News

Horizon announces the launch of Elm City Music and more news...
12.1.11

Michael Caplan and Vic Steffens are pleased to announce the formation of Elm City Music, a boutique music imprint distributed and promoted by EMI Records, home of The Beatles. The label will be housed at Horizon's West Haven compound. Initial signings to be announced shortly.

Infinity Live goes national. The CPTV series Infinity Hall Live has been picked up by PBS. Recorded by Horizon's Vic Steffens and Steve Klunk and mixed by Jim Chapdelaine the initial run of shows included The Smithereens, The Wailing Jenny's, Shelby Lynne, Jonathan Edwards, Rusted Root, Tim Rose and TR3, and Ed Kowalczyk's Open Wings and Broken Strings. Season two starts with Grammy winner Keb Mo.

Horizon hosted its first feature film mix Mysterious Island for SyFy network and European release. Vic Steffens helmed the project.

Christine Ohlman's Live Hive DVD, video produced by the Alternate Roots Bill Hurley with music helmed by Vic Steffens. On HMG Recordings.

Forgotten By Friday released its debut CD Believe on HMG Records, produced by Vic Steffens.

Big Winter 2011 News From Horizon!
1.23.11

Christine Ohlman's The Deep End CD found its way onto several influential Top Ten lists at years end. Nick Cristiano of the Philadelphia Inquirer placed The Deep End at number seven on his Americana and Roots list, syndicated in 185 papers nationwide.

Bill Holmes of Dr. Bill's Prescription/popmatter.com/Blurt place The Deep End at number 2 overall. The list runs online and in Blurt Magazine.

And both Reb Landers and Danny McCloskey of TheAlternateRoot.com placed the CD in their Tens. Reb put Christine at number 1, Danny at number 10.

Speaking of TheAlternateRoot.com, Horizon now hosts periodic shoots for Alternate Route TV, now syndicated into 70 markets including all important Nashville.

Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez shoot their first full length concert video at Daniel Street in Milford CT on Sunday, January 16.

Congratulations on the release of The Reel Deal by the Jay Willie Blues Band in Europe on the Blues Avenue label. Look for it on this side of the pond in March. Recorded mixed and mastered by Vic Steffens at Horizon, and features Bobby "T" Torello (Johnny Winter, Thunderhead) and Tommy Shannon (Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble).

John Francis' three song demo for Fighting Confession was mastered at Precision Mastering for indie release. Catch this buzz band at shows throughout the Northeast.

Forgotten By Friday continue work on their debut CD with Vic Steffens producing. Look for a release in the second quarter of 2011.

Horizon has been retained to multitrack six shows for The Infinity Hall in Norfolk CT. Working in conjunction with Hartford's Jim Chapdelaine and CPTV, the tracks will be for a proposed video series. The first shoot will be Huey Lewis and The News, followed by Rusted Root.

Lots of autumn news from Horizon Music Group
9.30.10

Fall brings 4 new releases to the HMG catalogue, all of which share a link to Horizon Music Group's studio's and producer/engineer Vic Steffens.

HMG is proud to release Steffens' remastering of the classic 1975 recording of Thunderhead, produced by Johnny Winter with help from brother Edgar. On the progressive side of southern rock, Thunderhead features the vocal, harmonica and flute of lead vocalist Mike Dagger, and the explosive drumming of the great Bobby "T" Torello. "Thunderhead '75" is available in hard CD copy at the HMG store, and is available for download at all internet outlets. A full release is slated for next year. For more info, please visit TheThunderheadBand.com.

Marc Douglas Berardo's "Downhauler" CD enhances HMG's growing Americana catalogue. Produced by Horizon regular Dick Neal, with considerable recording mixing and mastering by Vic Steffens, "Downhauler" showcases Berardo's insightful songwriting, crossing the genres of folk, Americana and light rock with ease. Typical to Dick Neal productions, a savvy group of musicians support Berardo's acoustic guitar and vocal, framed by a lush mix and mastering from Steffens. Visit MarcDouglas.com for more information.

The debut album by Mr. Isaac Allen drops on October 16th with a CD party at Middletown's Buttonwood Tree Arts Center. A unique blend of Tom Waits, Dr. John and Randy Newman, Allen's baritone delivers lyrics far beyond his 26 years. The crack band features standout jazz drummers Matt Wilson and Artie Dixson, bassists Dave Livolsi and Steve Klunk, co-producer Matt Ostreicher and Allen on keys, Kris Jensen, Bill Holoman and Dave Buscello on horns, and Stacy Phillips and Dick Neal on dobros and acoustic guitar. Gwen Henderson and Sara Joy add just the right sweetness to Allen's gruff baritone. Produced by Vic Steffens and Matt Ostreicher, and mastered by Jim Chapdelaine, this CD is a Connecticut tour de force. For more, visit MrIsaacAllen.com.

Pastor Chris Edwards powerful "No More Glass Ceilings" CD continues Horizon's long standing partnership with Connecticut's ourstanding Gospel community. Recorded live at the late Bishop Kenneth Moales Cathedral of Faith in Bridgeport CT, Connecticut's finest musicians drive home pastor Edward's dynamic compositions. The recording by Horizon's Vic Steffens and Steve Klunk captures a deep worship atmosphere in the tradition of earlier Horizon gospel recordings from The East Coast Regional Mass Choir, Youthful Praise, and Deon Kipping and New Covanent.

Although Horizon has often hosted video shoots in the past, the fall brings our first real TV shoot! In partnership with leading Americana web outpost TheAlternateRoot.com, Horizon will host a monthly live session with acts from all over the Northeast. Visit TheAlternateRoot.com for further information.

Lastly, watch for Christine Ohlman's "Love Makes you Do Stupid Things" video on YouTube and all over the net in support of her current release "The Deep End." Video release date: October 15th.

HorizonMusicGroup.com getting a facelift
1.30.10

Along with facelifts to the facility, HorizonMusicGroup.com is also undergoing re-construction. In the coming weeks, the website will be reflecting new aspects of HorizonMusicGroup, including video production, graphic services, and additional artist services. Check back often as we integrate new functionality and content to the website.

Christine Ohlman releases "The Deep End"
11.28.09

The Deep EndChristine Ohlman returns with her long anticipated CD, The Deep End. It is her first work since 2003's Strip. The album is fourteen songs of life and love tempered by loss from the Beehive Queen of blue-eyed rock n' soul, in a style Rolling Stone's Dave Marsh calls "Contemporary Rock R&B." Co-produced by Andy York (John Mellencamp) with Rebel Montez: Cliff Goodwin (guitars); Michael Colbath (bass), and Larry Donahue (drums). Featured are duets with Dion, Ian Hunter, and Marshall Crenshaw, plus guest appearances by Levon Helm, G.E. Smith, Big Al Anderson, Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Catherine Russell, Shawn Pelton, the Asbury Juke Horns with Mark Rivera, Mitch Chakour, Jeff Kazee, and Vic Steffens.

For more information on Christine Ohlman, please visit her website.

Ann Marie Menta releases "Seven Secrets"
11.21.09

The Deep EndAnne Marie has just completed her much anticipated new CD, “Seven Secrets,” to be released in late November 2009. Her third disc continues her lyrical and melodic style of songwriting, as well as collaborations with her producer and fellow songwriter and instrumentalist, Dick Neal. The CD boasts a number of musicians performing in ensemble style, including Neal himself, Jordan Jancz, Scott Lebish, Mark Mirando, Katie Wilson, Larry Deming, Shellye Valauskas, Vic Steffens, Armand Morgan, John Redgate and Bob Csugie.

For more information on Ann Marie Menta, please visit her website.