Brandon Friesen

Grammy nominated and multi-Juno Award winning music producer, audio engineer, mixer, television producer. Current companies include record label Blue Cadillac Music with partner Billy Ray Cyrus, Arbor Television, C12 Records (distributed by EMI Music Canada), Disco Piñata, and Luna Versa.

Brandon was born in Minneapolis, MN and spent several years living and working in Canada before relocating permanently to Los Angeles, CA. In 2007 he developed a TV production company known as “Arbor Television” with offices in Hollywood and Canada. Arbor TV produces the acclaimed music/comedy variety series “Arbor Live” which has run for 3 seasons and has featured artists such as Motley Crue, Buck Cherry, The Stray Cats, Velvet Revolver, Fishbone, Staind, Slayer, Mother Mother, Joe Satriani, Papa Roach, Comeback Kid and numerous other internationally acclaimed bands. Further, Brandon co-produced the successful reality show titled “LAX” which was broadcast on Viva, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Pro7 in Europe. Arbor Television produced European network Bravo’s “The Best Of Bravo” in 2010 which featured appearances by celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner, Selena Gomez, and more, as well as various production co-ventures with Bravo, MTV, Nickelodeon, CBC and several other respected networks around the world.

Brandon Friesen founded Arbor Records in 1999, which was recognized as one of Canada’s Top Ten Most Influential Independent Record Labels by Applaud Magazine in 2004. It was distributed by EMI Music Canada and Allegro Music Corporation in addition to various other distributors around the world. Brandon Friesen sold this company in 2012 to Redsmoke Records. He maintains a Canadian rock label distributed by EMI Music Canada “C12 Records”, and recently founded “Blue Cadillac Music” with partner Billy Ray Cyrus. Blue Cadillac Music debuted by releasing a new song for free download by Billy Ray Cyrus on Father’s Day, 2012 entitled, “That’s What Daddy’s Do”.

As a producer, mixing engineer, and audio engineer, Brandon Friesen’s career has spanned over 15 years. In 2006 Friesen was honored for a second time as “Engineer of the Year” at the WCMA Awards, prevailing over a number of highly respected engineers such as Randy Staub (Metallica, Nickelback). He engineered and mixed the Power97 sessions, which include acoustic performances by Nickelback, Sum 41, Everlast, Seether, Staind, Finger Eleven, Three Days Grace, and more.


54-40 – Ocean Pearl (Power Sessions)
All Man Kind – All Man Kind
Angels Fall – Angels Fall
Atlantis Awaits – Atlantis Awaits
Bif Naked – Love Myself Today (Power Sessions)
Billy Ray Cyrus – Change My Mind
Billy Talent – This Is How It Goes (Power Sessions)
Chantal Kreviazuk– A Man Needs A Maid (Neal Young Tribute)
Collective Soul – Shine (Power Sessions)
ComeBack Kid – Through The Noise
ComeBack Kid – Broadcasting
Cranston Foundation – Communicate
Danko Jones – The Sound of Love (Power Sessions)
Derek Miller – Music Is The Medicine
Derek Miller – Dirty Looks
Domenica – The Luxury feat. Marcos Curiel (P.O.D)
Domenica – The Better In Us All
Dreadnaut – A Taste Of What’s To Come
Euphoria Audio – Euphoria Audio
Everlast – What It’s Like (Power Sessions)
Everlast Broken – (Power Sessions)[/col]
Finger Eleven – One Thing (Power Sessions)
Floor Thirteen Mmmm!
Forty Foot Echo – Save Me (Power Sessions)
Jeff Healey Band – While My Guitar Gently Weeps feat. George Harrison, Geoff Lynn
Jet Set Satellite – Vegas
Ko Kapaches – Suntan In Hell
Lives of Many – Until We Lay This To Rest
Lives of Many – The Sweet Art of Deceiving
Magnolia Memoir – Magnolia Memoir
Nickelback – Leader of Men (Power Sessions)
Nickelback – How You Remind Me (Power Sessions)
Paper Moon – One Thousand Reasons to Stay
Paper Moon – Broken Hearts Break Faster Everyday
Port Amoral – Villains
Powderfinger – Sunsets (Power Sessions)
Projektor – Red Wolf Glass
Projektor – Young Hearts Fail
Rob Reynolds – Coming Home
Seether – Fine (Power Sessions)
Seether – Driven Under (Power Sessions)
Staind – Outside (Power Sessions)
Steeple Chaser – Standing On The Verge
Stevie Salas – Be What It Is
Stoic Frame – Justicia
Stone Sour – Come What May (Power Sessions)
Sum 41 – Over My Head (Power Sessions)
Sylvie – An Electric Trace
Sylvie – Trees and Shade Are Our Only Fences
Syndicate – Syndicate
The Harlots – Crawl Spaces
The Harlots – Connoisseur of Ruin
The Music – The People (Power Sessions)
The Red Paintings – The Revolution is Never Coming
The Screaming Jets – Do Ya
The Tea Party – Messenger (Power Sessions)
The Trews – Not Ready To Go (Power Sessions)
The Watchmen – Holiday (Power Sessions)
Three Days Grace – Wake Up (Power Sessions)
Tinfoil Phoenix – Living In The Shadow Of The Bat
Tinfoil Phoenix – Age Of Vipers
Waking Eyes – Taking The Hard Way (Power Sessions)