SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 30, 2013) — On Friday, October 18, 2013, during the 135th AES Convention in New York City, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® and the UK's Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS) held an event titled "The Mix" at Jungle City Studios on West 27 St. in New York. The event brought producers, engineers and industry professionals together for a cocktail reception and presentation of the APRS Sound Fellowship to GRAMMY®-winning engineer Bruce Swedien. Event sponsors included AKG®, GC Pro, iZotope, JBL Professional®, Lavry, Lexicon®, Record Plant and SPARS.
Pictured L-R: Top Row: Francesca Smith, APRS; Maureen Droney, Sr. Executive Director, The Recording Academy P&E Wing; Phil Dudderidge, Chairman, Focusrite Audio Engineering, Ltd; Mike Clink, Producer/Engineer. Bottom Row: Chuck Ainlay, Producer/Engineer; Bruce Swedien, Engineer. Photo by Mike Coppola. Photo courtesy of Mike Coppola/The Recording Academy/WireImage.com. © 2013.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Instagram, Foursquare, GetGlue, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
Currently more than 6,000 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.