L-R: Music Mixers Eric Schilling and John Harris; Phil Ramone. Second Row L-R: John Cossette of Cossette Productions; Musical Director Rickey Minor; and Maureen Droney, Executive Director of the P&E Wing.New York (February 19, 2007)–The 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10 showcased a collection of musical performances and tributes, as well as utilizing the latest in technology, to provide television viewers worldwide with a high-definition/5.1 surround sound event.
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards were produced by John Cossette Productions in association with AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich and John Cossette were executive producers, Walter C. Miller was producer/director, Tisha Fein was the coordinating producer, David Wild and Ken Ehrlich were the writers and Tzvi Small was supervising producer. Musical directors for the telecast and pre-telecast were Rickey Minor and Larry Batiste, respectively.
The Grammy Awards’ technical staff consists of audio pioneers who continually strive to employ the latest in HDTV and 5.1 technology to enhance the show. Phil Ramone, Chairman Emeritus of The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing, and Hank Neuberger, advisory council member of the P&E Wing, again supervised the broadcast audio.
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