AES Convention, New York (October 18, 2013) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® is proud that its relationship with HARMAN® Professional's leading audio brands AKG® Acoustics, JBL® Professional and Lexicon® has been increasingly successful in its efforts to promote quality in audio. As official "P&E Wing Sustaining Partners," AKG Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon have participated in a wide variety of activities, including being the title sponsor of high-profile regional Academy Chapter events, having a presence on the P&E Wing section of the GRAMMY 365 member website and serving as a sustaining sponsor of the P&E Wing Manufacturers Council. HARMAN Professional has reaffirmed its sponsorship for the coming year and will continue to work closely with the P&E Wing and support its initiatives and membership.
One particularly innovative project in 2013 has been the opening of the recording facility and recording program at Nashville's Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School. The new facility and curriculum are a result of Metro Nashville Public Schools' music education initiative, "Music Makes Us," which provides students at the school with a student-run record label mentored by Warner Music Nashville and a complete world-class recording studio designed, equipped and guided by the efforts of Nashville P&E Wing members. The facility is equipped with products from all three HARMAN Professional brands. HARMAN representatives were among those in attendance at a red carpet event in May to celebrate the facility's grand opening.
"HARMAN proudly continues to support the Producers & Engineers Wing," noted Mark Ureda, Vice President, Strategy and Technology for Harman Professional Division. "Their work as advocates for the recording industry, artists, equipment manufacturers and the listeners is of vital importance in this period of transition in the music industry and beyond. We look forward to another year of rewarding projects together."
"We are very pleased that HARMAN has again chosen to continue its partnership with The Producers & Engineers Wing," stated Maureen Droney, Sr. Executive Director of The Recording Academy P&E Wing. "JBL Professional, AKG Acoustics and Lexicon share the P&E Wing's vision of capturing and delivering the highest quality audio. We look forward to this continued partnership and to having key individuals from the HARMAN family of products interact and exchange ideas with our membership."
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Instagram, Foursquare, GetGlue, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
Currently more than 6,000 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.
HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. The company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR. Please visit www.harman.com for more information.