Santa Monica, CA (November 4, 2013)—The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will celebrate its seventh annual Grammy Week event honoring two-time Grammy Award winner Neil Young for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. Grammy Week culminates with the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 26, 2014.
“The efforts of the P&E Wing continue to raise awareness about the importance of sound quality and the preservation and integrity of recorded music,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This year, it is with great honor that we pay tribute to a musical icon who has been tireless in his own efforts to draw attention to the importance of hearing music as the artists who created it intended, and who has continually set precedents of excellence within the music community.”
Young continues to push artistic boundaries by releasing Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 1963-1972 in a variety of formats, including Blu-ray, thus allowing fans to continue to receive new Neil Young archival content as it becomes available. He has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career including an Oscar nomination in ’93 for his song “Philadelphia” from the film Philadelphia. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in ’82, and has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ó in ’95 for his solo work, and in ’97 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. In 2014, he will debut the highly anticipated Pono, his new high fidelity audio system.
As the Producers & Engineers Wing 2014 honoree, Neil Young joins an impressive list of past honorees: Chris Blackwell, T Bone Burnett, Tom Dowd, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, Jimmy Iovine, Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, Al Schmitt and Jerry Wexler.
The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing