Apr 20, 2023
When Nick Launay was seventeen years old, he achieved a remarkable feat, landing his first producing credit on Robin Scott's 1979 chart-topping hit single Pop Muzik. And that's just the beginning of his incredible story.
As an assistant at Townhouse Studios, Nick found himself in the right place at the right time when the original engineer took a quick pee break during a Public Image Limited recording session. In an unexpected twist, PIL's frontman John Lydon took advantage of the moment and locked the door, entrusting Nick with the controls. As a result, Nick went on to produce PIL's acclaimed album Flowers of Romance.
Nick's producing talents soon made him a sought-after producer in post-punk, working with some of the biggest artists. The Birthday Party, Kate Bush, and Lou Reed are just a few who have benefited from his producing.