2024 JUNO Award nominated producer Hill Kourkoutis discusses her approach & career

SWOMP had the opportunity to chat with JUNO Award-winning talent Hill Kourkoutis, who recently earned a JUNO Award nomination for the Jack Richardson Producer of the Year.

Listen to the full interview, below:

This recognition comes for her work on ‘Ego Death’ from the album Watin by Aysanabee, also a 2024 JUNO nominee, and ‘Whiskey Bar’ from When I Met Your Girlfriend by Tafar Anthony.

In 2022, Kourkoutis made history by becoming the first woman nominated and awarded a JUNO Award for Recording Engineer of the Year.

Throughout her expansive career, Kourkoutis has left her signature on the music industry as a producer, mixer, and songwriter for a diverse range of artists.

Her contributions have adorned singles and albums for notable artists such as Aysanabee, Leela Gilday, and Digging Roots.

Not confined to traditional music realms, she has also crafted themes for children’s television, secured sync placements on Cadillac, Tim Horton’s and Virgin Mobile commercials as well as on popular television shows including Station 19 and Kim’s Convenience.

Beyond roles in production and writing, her versatility shines through as a skilled multi-instrumentalist and music video director.

Her collaborations span a spectrum of artists, from established names like Serena Ryder to Mother Mother.

Operating from her private Toronto recording studio The Lair, Kourkoutis not only cultivates her craft but also dedicates time to mentorship and education, imparting her knowledge of audio production.

Her involvement in music organizations and advisory committees underscores her commitment to fostering the growth and development of the industry as a whole.

Learn more at https://hillkourkoutis.com/.

Video Photo Credit: Laura Joy Photography

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