Nashville (July 8, 2005)–Members of the music business community gathered last month in Music City as a panel of experts considered numerous scenarios for the future landscape of the global music industry. The Nashville Chapter of The Recording Academy and The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing co-produced an event called “Death Of The Record Business? The Rebirth Of The Music Business” at Rocketown in Nashville. Pictured here (l-r) are panel moderator George Massenburg, and panelists (seated) Ken Levitan, Linda Edell Howard, Steve Albini, Mark Montgomery and Bob Ludwig. Photo Credit: The Recording Academy/Alan Mayor (c)2005.
The well-attended summit featured a panel discussion on many key points of change for music in the digital age, with an emphasis on music technology and how it has dramatically altered business models. High-profile industry figures convened with aspiring audio professionals as well as leading journalists for the event.
This panel, part of the Grammy Producers & Engineers Wing’s continuing educational initiative, brought its considerable combined experience and insight to bear on issues such as the shifting of business models, new markets and strategies, and what it is that makes music so vital and relevant. Renowned producer/engineer and technology innovator George Massenburg, a Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council member and owner of GML, Inc. moderated a panel of award-winning experts from various disciplines within the music business. The panelists included: engineer Steve Albini; attorney Linda Edell Howard (co-chair of Stokes Bartholomew’s IP/Entertainment/New Media Group and former VP/GM of PolyGram Music Publishing); artist manager Ken Levitan (president of Vector Management); mastering engineer Bob Ludwig (co-chair of the Producers & Engineers Wing Steering Committee); and Mark Montgomery (managing partner/creative, web, marketing and sales manager for echomusic).
The Producers & Engineers Wing was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording community. The P&E Wing provides The Academy with a vehicle to reach a specific constituency, to craft advocacy positions, and to better address the daily concerns of these professionals.
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