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RECORDING ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING® CELEBRATES
THE MUSIC OF ISLAND RECORDS FOR ITS 2010 GRAMMY® WEEK EVENT
a Fire" Celebrates the Music of Island Records and Its Founder
Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Will Hold
Its Third Annual GRAMMY® Week Event at the Legendary Village Recording
MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2010) — The Recording Academy®
Producers & Engineers Wing® will hold its third annual GRAMMY®
Week event at the Village Recording Studios in West Los Angeles. Set
for Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, days before the 52nd
Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, this event honors excellence in music
and audio, and the professionals who work behind the scenes to create
part of 2010 GRAMMY Week, the P&E Wing will be celebrating the
music of Island Records and its founder Chris Blackwell, whose vision
and commitment brought to the world the music of artists such as Desmond
Dekker and the Aces, Nick Drake, Melissa Etheridge, Grace Jones, Bob
Marley, Roxy Music, Cat Stevens, Toots and the Maytals, U2 and Steve
Winwood. The special guest DJ for the evening will be Jason Bentley,
producer/remixer/sound supervisor, and music director of KCRW radio.
chairs for "Catch a Fire" — named for the title of
Bob Marley's first album, which has been inducted into the 2010 GRAMMY
Hall of Fame — are GRAMMY-winning musician/producers Jimmy Jam
and Daniel Lanois.
evening's presenting partners are West LA Music/Westlake Audio and
The Village Studios. Sponsors include Avid®, Shure Incorporated,
PMC Ltd., Prism Sound, Harman International brands AKG Acoustics,
JBL, and Lexicon, Monster Cable® Products, Melodyne®, Korg,
Native Instruments, MXL, KRK Systems, Sennheiser, Anheuser-Busch,
Eco-friendly cocktails courtesy of VeeV, and Fiji Water.
are proud to celebrate the music of Island Records and its founder
Chris Blackwell, and we look forward to hosting a special evening
for the Producers & Engineers Wing and friends," said Maureen
Droney, the P&E Wing's Sr. Executive Director. "To have so
many great companies participate this year and partner with us in
shining a spotlight on the recording community is truly an honor."
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 Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social
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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
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