Pictured, (l-r) are Recording Academy Chapter Director Ried Wick, PreSonus VP of Sales Rick Naqvi, Laura Odom, PreSonus President Jim Odom, Recording Academy Senior Executive Director Jon Hornyak.Baton Rouge, LA (August 26, 2008)–PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. sponsored the most recent “Meet the Recording Academy” event held by the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Recording Academy on August 21.
During the event, the Academy’s Senior Executive Director John Hornyak spoke to attendees on how to join and participate in the Recording Academy’s programs as well as the Grammy Awards process.
A short film was presented covering Louisiana musicians, including an excerpt on how the name “Grammy” was created: In a national contest to name the award, Jay E. Danna of New Orleans was chosen as the winner for submitting the name “Grammy.” She said she came up with it because when she used to listen to her gramophone (record player), her mother used to tell her “turn down that grammy!”
Also during the event, Baton Rouge-based band the Benjy Davis Project announced that they have signed with Rock Ridge Music and plan to release their album Dust nationally (with distribution via ADA) on November 4, 2008.
“PreSonus is very proud to support the Recording Academy,” says PreSonus Director of Marketing Brad Zell. “They have done so much through MusiCares for musicians that were victims of Hurricane Katrina, and continue to focus on developing and preserving the art of music for all of us.”
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