Santa Monica, CA (March 14, 2019)—Every year, Grammy Week provides an opportunity for the music industry to get together, and like clockwork, the festivities always kick off with the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing’s annual fete. This year’s edition—the 12th—was held at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.
Representatives from pro audio manufacturers, services and organizations pledged their support for the event and were in attendance to honor individuals who strive for audio excellence, as the event is focused on the recording, mixing and mastering engineers and record producers who capture great performances for posterity, often leading to Grammy Awards and nominations of their own. This year’s event featured the presentation of the President's Merit Award to Willie Nelson, recognizing both his commitment to creative and sonic excellence and his ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.
"We were happy to return to our familiar setting at The Village Studios for the P&E Wing's yearly highlight, our Grammy Week celebration," stated Maureen Droney, the Recording Academy managing director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology.
"This event is always a huge undertaking, and it couldn't be accomplished without our industry partners showing their support. We sincerely thank them for helping make this event happen, as well as all the other contributions they offer throughout the year."
In that regard, Dolby joined Iron Mountain Entertainment Services as a Premier Sponsor for the event, while sponsor partners included Shure, Music Marketing (representing the brands Celemony, NUGEN Audio and FabFilter), Jaxsta, Audio-Technica, BMI, iZotope, Lurssen Mastering, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management, Louisiana Entertainment, AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund, and Joe D’Ambrosio Management.
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