Santa Monica, Calif. (January 5, 2016) — Premier Sponsors have been announced for the ninth annual GRAMMY Week® event hosted by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, this year honoring eight-time GRAMMY® winner Rick Rubin for his commitment to creative and sonic excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.
The list of Premier Sponsors currently includes Avid Technology, Inc., DTS, ELS Studio Premium Audio® - Powered by Panasonic, HARMAN® Professional brands AKG®, dbx®, JBL® Professional and Lexicon®, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Music Marketing, Shure, and CÎROC™ Ultra-Premium Vodka. Additional sponsors will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event.
This annual GRAMMY Week Celebration event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at The Village studios in West Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week culminates with the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For updates and breaking news, please visit www.grammy.com, and The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
"This special annual event kicks off GRAMMY Week and is a highlight of the P&E Wing's yearly itinerary," said Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology. "This year's honoree, the iconic producer Rick Rubin, is an industry giant, and we are extremely proud to celebrate his career at our signature event. With that in mind, we'd like to recognize our Premier Sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. These companies understand that this event recognizes the professionals who represent the essential backbone of the recording industry, and we are enormously grateful for their support in helping us to host this special evening."
Rubin has received eight GRAMMY Awards, including two for Producer Of The Year for 2006 and 2008. His other wins include two for Album Of The Year (Adele, 21; Dixie Chicks, Taking The Long Way), two for Best Country Album (Taking The Long Way; Johnny Cash, Unchained), Record Of The Year (Dixie Chicks "Not Ready To Make Nice"), and Best Rock Album (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium). Producing critically acclaimed and multiplatinum albums in a wide array of genres, including country, hip-hop, metal, pop, rock, and soul, additional artists Rubin has worked with include the Beastie Boys, Black Sabbath, Neil Diamond, Eminem, Jay Z, Kid Rock, LL Cool J, Metallica, Tom Petty, Public Enemy, Damien Rice, Ed Sheeran, Slayer, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, and ZZ Top.
As the Producers & Engineers Wing 2016 honoree, Rubin joins an impressive list of past honorees: Chris Blackwell, T Bone Burnett, Tom Dowd, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, Jimmy Iovine, Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, Nile Rodgers, Al Schmitt, Jerry Wexler, and Neil Young.
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About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, 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 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 Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,500 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.