Santa Monica, CA (September 20, 2005)–The “Grammy Soundtable” planned for the upcoming AES Convention in NYC, October 7-10, will continue a panel exploration which began at the June 7th Nashville Music Summit. Presented by the Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy and hosted by AES, the summit–Death Of The Record Business? Rebirth Of The Music Industry: Part II–will take place on the first day of the AES Convention, Friday Oct. 7th from 4-6PM, and will bring together a panel of award-winning experts from diverse music business disciplines.
The panel discussion will take place in Room 1E13 at NYC’s Javits Center and will offer insight into the far-reaching digital revolution currently transforming the global music industry. If Part II is anything like Part I, attendees can expect fireworks as the panel delves into many of the key issues of the digital age, with an emphasis on music technology and its dramatic alteration of business models. Moderated by Dave Adelson, senior producer/music correspondent for E! News Live, executive producer of WireImage Video, and editor emeritus of HITS magazine, this panel will bring its combined experience and insight to bear on issues such as the shifting of business models, new markets and strategies, and just what it is that, ultimately, makes music matter.
Confirmed panelists include: producer/engineer/technology innovator and owner of GML, Inc. George Massenburg; and Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz (who’s label roster includes David Byrne, Buena Vista Social Club, Ry Cooder, Kronos Quartet, Wilco and Brian Wilson).
The Producers & Engineers Wing