Criteria Studios was a recording studio in Miami, Florida, founded in 1958 which went on to become the source of many hit records, especially in the 1970s. Criteria changed hands several times until the Hit Factory took over the studio in the 1999, renaming it Hit Factory Criteria Miami.
James Brown’s classic “I Got You (I Feel Good)” was recorded at Criteria on May 6, 1965, and released in October of 1965 earning the studio the first of over 300 gold records the studio has earned.
Notable Recordings Made At Criteria/Hit Factory Include:
City by Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman Featuring Gene Clark
Stranger In Town by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
We’re An American Band by Grand Funk
Eat A Peach by The Allman Brothers
Street Survivors by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Hotel California by The Eagles
One Of The Nights by The Eagles
461 Ocean Boulevard by Eric Clapton
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
Long May You Run by The Stills-Young Band
A Night On The Town by Rod Stewart
Atlantic Crossing by Rod Stewart
Manassas by Stephen Stills/Manassas
Stephen Stills 2 by Stephen Stills
Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
Monster by R.E.M.
Miami by The James Gang
Weasels Ripped My Flesh by Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention
To Bonnie From Delaney by Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Sequel by Harry Chapin
Only A Lad by Oingo Boingo
Criteria Studios/Hit Factory
1755 Northeast 149th Street
Miami FL 33181