Joe Franco


joe francoJoe started his career as a professional drummer in the clubs of NYC. He landed his first major gig in the mid 70’s with the New York band “Good Rats”. After recording six albums and touring constantly, Joe went on to play with artists such as Chilliwack, Fiona, Twisted Sister, and Widowmaker. Between band gigs, Joe has recorded and toured with guitarists Vinnie Moore, Blues Saraceno, Leslie West, and legendary Cream bassist, Jack Bruce.

Besides his playing, Joe made a mark for himself in Music Education with a book entitled “Double Bass Drumming”. First published in 1984, the book is still used in many leading music institutes including Berklee School of Music and M.I.T. Joe traveled the world performing drum seminars and wrote for leading drum publications.

In the ‘90’s, Joe settled into a NYC session groove during which time he recorded albums with Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Taylor Dayne, Diana Ross, Hall & Oates and many others. Besides his record projects, Joe started developing his compositional & production skills.

In 1995, to have a home for his drumming and production work, Joe opened Beatstreet Productions. Soon after opening Beatstreet, Joe was asked to play drums on the award winning PBS TV series “Between the Lions”. Joe also composed the shows’ segue music. Over the last 20 years, Beatstreet has become the audio home for many TV shows and Joe has steered the company from a Music shop to a complete Audio Post Production facility. Today, Beatstreet is on most TV networks’ short list…and Joe hits drums whenever he can.


Joe Franco Backstreet NYC

Joe Franco

Head of Production

Matt Longoria Backstreet NYC

Matt Longoria

Chief Engineer / Director

Jared Oconnell Backstreet NYC

Jared O'Connell

Engineer / Voice Director

Bobb Barito Backstreet NYC

Bobb Barito


Ryan Lysy Backstreet NYC

Ryan Lysy


Kerry Pompeo Backstreet NYC

Kerry Pompeo

Studio Manager / Casting