LOS ANGELES, CA, August 19, 2015 — The list of presenters has been announced for the second annual Pensado Awards, an award show created by the producers of the acclaimed online video series Pensado’s Place. This year’s festivities will take place on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. A video production of the ceremony will follow and be posted on the Pensado’s Place YouTube channel. Tickets for the live ceremony are available for $50.00 at http://pensadoawards.com/.
Joining the previously announced co-hosts – producer-engineers Chris Lord-Alge (Muse, Pink, Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Green Day, Daughtry, Paramore, Black Eyed Peas), Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey) – will be added co-host Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails, others), as well as the following presenters: producer-engineer Ed Cherney, producer-engineer Tony Maserati, Capitol Studios executive Paula Salvatore, mix engineer Manny Marroquin, producer/recording artist Dave Stewart, engineer Andrew Scheps, engineer and studio head John McBride, engineer Ann Mincieli, producer/engineer Ross Hogarth, studio executive Rose Mann-Cherney, engineer/producer Joe Barresi, songwriter Nina Woodford-Wells, mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum, Ableton Certified Trainer and electronic musician Yeuda Ben-Atar, EastWest studio manager Candace Stewart, Larrabee studio manager Amy Burr, songwriter/producer/engineer Kuk Harrell, Bobby Lombardi (Market Development, G-Technology), vocalist Patti Austin, AES Executive Director Bob Moses, NAMM President Joe Lamond, legendary producer/engineer Al Schmitt, The Recording Academy P&E Wing Managing Director Maureen Droney, mix engineer Luca Pretolesi, producer/musician/engineer Greg Wells, songwriter/vocalist Siedah Garrett, Studio at the Palms manager Zoe Thrall, and electronic artist and producer DJ Ali. Music will be curated by acclaimed turntablist and Beastie Boys collaborator Mix Master Mike.
This year’s awards ceremony will be held under the stars in Calley Park, which is located in the center of the Sony Pictures Studios lot. The night will kick off with a VIP reception on the complex’s Main Street area Theatre (aka Capra Park), followed by an afterparty, “Into the Lair,” at the Sony Commissary, which is connected to Calley Park. An “AfterMaster Lounge” in the Rita Hayworth Dining Room will host VIP guests and influencers throughout the evening.
AfterMaster® Audio Labs is serving as presenting sponsor for the upcoming ceremony. Title Sponsors are Audio-Technica, AVID, Blackbird Academy, Hal Leonard, iZotope, Recording Radio Film Connection (RRF), Studio 202 and Vintage King Audio. Premium sponsors are Augspurger, Barefoot Sound, Bedrock L.A., NAMM, SAE Institute, SUBPAC and 3DEXCITE.
Herb Trawick, Co-host/Executive Producer and Creator of Pensado’s Place, as well as the Manager and Advisor to Co-host Dave Pensado, states, “We are proud to announce this list of presenters for our second annual awards. These individuals represent the movers and shakers and independent thinkers in the industry today, and we are pleased to welcome them as part of our ceremony. Producers, engineers, artists, executives and more are all represented, as they honor their peers and figuratively pass the baton to the next generation.”
The Pensado Awards are a natural outgrowth of the ethos behind Pensado’s Place. From the self-taught basement amateur to the seasoned industry producer, all manner of music professionals are discovering new methods of working and novel ways to reach fans and we are here to honor them. At the awards we highlight the brilliance and hard work of all those producers, songwriters, DJ’s, engineers, mixers, live wizards and behind-the-scenes technicians in audio that often go unnoticed. The Pensado Awards unites the best pros, amateurs, brands and press to come together as one community to celebrate the uncelebrated.