Seattle, WA (March 1, 2006)–The Pacific Northwest recording community will come together for a full day of education and networking at The Recording Academy’s 6th Annual Pacific Northwest Studio Summit, which takes place this Saturday, March 4, from 9-6, at Seattle’s Experience Music Project. With GC Pro as its title sponsor, the Summit will bring together individuals from all walks of the music industry to focus on the craft and creation of sound recordings.
Admission is free for Recording Academy members, $30 for students and EMP Members and $40 for the General Public. The Experience Music Project is located at 325 5th Ave. N, 98109; on the Seattle Center Campus.
“Producers and engineers are the unsung heroes of the music industry,” commented Ben London, executive director of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy. “With their skill and dedication, they help fulfill the creative vision of all kinds of artists while also propelling forward the art of recording. The Studio Summit strives not only to spotlight the talents at work in the industry today, but also to educate the innovators of tomorrow.”
The 2006 Summit includes a keynote interview by producer/engineer Joe Chiccarelli, acclaimed for his work with Elton John, Beck, U2, Melissa Etheridge, Tori Amos, Etta James, and the Kronos Quartet, among many others.
Also featured is mastering legend Bernie Grundman. Grundman’s credits include Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Van Halen, Prince, The Carpenters, Barbra Streisand, Maroon 5, and Outkast, among thousands of other top recording artists. In 2005 alone, Grundman worked on projects for everyone from Jack Johnson, Mary J. Blige and Jamie Cullum to Master P, John Frusciante and Cirque du Soleil.
Noted record producer Mike Clink, who has 20 years of experience in the music industry, will round out the day. Clink has worked on projects that have sold more than 70 million records worldwide. Known for his work with bands such as Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, and Metallica, Clink also specializes in developing new talent, most recently the Glitterati for Atlantic Records. Clink also travels the world to record large media events, including ABC’s Millennium Broadcast from Osaka, Japan, the Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show, Super Bowl XXXVII Pre-Game Show, and the 2002 FIFA World Cup Soccer Championship.
Other scheduled panels include a look at the important subject of today’s changing master delivery and archiving standards for digital recording featuring Steve Smith from Avastor Hard Drives and Rick Seneschal from Microsoft Studios. Throughout the day, GC Pro will provide hands on demonstrations of some of the newest recording equipment.
The Pacific Northwest Studio Summit was started in 2000 by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy. Past participants include Steve Albini, Nile Rodgers, Bob Powers, Steve “Silk” Hurley, Phil Tan, Steve Fisk, Martin Feveyear, Jack Endino, Ryan Hadlock and Larry Crane. The Pacific Northwest Studio Summit is being produced by the PNW Chapter of The Recording Academy and The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing along with GC Pro and Experience Music Project.
For more information on the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com/Recording_Academy/Producers_and_Engineers/.
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