The Recording Academy Producers
& Engineers Wing former Co-chair
Bob Ludwig (R) presents the Technical
Grammy Award to Universal Audio
CEO Bill Putman Jr. (L).
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Santa Monica, CA (March 3, 2009)--At The Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards Ceremony, held Saturday, Feb. 7, in Los Angeles, the evening before the 51st Grammy Awards, the 2009 Technical Grammy Awards were awarded to Clarence "Leo" Fender and Universal Audio.
The award is presented annually by vote of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter committees to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.
Previous Technical Grammy Award Recipients have included Ray Dolby, George Massenburg, Les Paul, Phil Ramone, Geoff Emerick, AMS Neve, Apple Computer, JBL Professional and Shure, Inc.
The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing