Star Licks Productions

Star Licks Productions (also known as StarLicks) was an instructional music publishing company conceived by Mark Freed and co-founded by Andrew Cross and Robert Decker. The company was at the forefront of creating instructional videos featuring well-known musicians demonstrating their unique musical styles and techniques on-camera.[1]

In 1984, the company's video portfolio debuted with a wide-ranging group of musicians including: Brian May of Queen, Steve Lukather of Toto, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Al McKay of Earth, Wind & Fire, Carlos Cavazo of Quiet Riot, Louis Johnson of The Brothers Johnson, noted country guitarist, Albert Lee, and acclaimed guitarist/educator Wolf Marshall."[2]

Star Licks Productions
Industry Music Education
Founded 1982
Founder Mark Freed, Andrew Cross, Robert Decker
Defunct 1999
Headquarters Santa Monica, CA
Area served
Key people
Wolf Marshall, Al Lapin Jr. Rex Olson
Products Star Licks Lead Guitar Series
Star Guitar
Star Jam
Star Licks Master Series
Star Licks Master Sessions
Services Instructional Video/Audio products
Parent Hal Leonard Corporation

Other notable artists (Alphabetized)


  1. ^ "Star Licks: 15 Years of Innovation in Instructional Videos". Musical Merchandise Review Magazine. September 1998. Retrieved 4 July 2011. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "The New Star Licks Master Series is Here!". Star Licks: FAQ/History w/ media producer, Robert Decker. October 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2011. External link in |publisher= (help)

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