Santa Monica, Calif. (January 8, 2015) — 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," these brands 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 new GRAMMY® PRO site and being supporters of the P&E Wing Manufacturer's Council. Now, for 2014-2015, HARMAN Professional has reaffirmed its sponsorship and has also added dbx® as a fourth brand that will work closely with the P&E Wing to support its initiatives and membership.
Innovative HARMAN Pro/P&E Wing projects in 2013-2014 included the "From Mic to Mix" live recording demonstration in Miami featuring Latin pop sensation Aymee Nuviola with her 10 piece band; "En La Mezcla," the first and second annual P&E Wing Latin GRAMMY Awards® celebrations, held in Las Vegas just prior to the 14th and 15th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards; and the Nashville community-driven grand opening of Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School's audio recording studio and learning center. Other joint HARMAN/P&E Wing-supported endeavors during the past year included a successful High Resolution Audio press event held at Jungle City Studios in New York City during CE (Consumer Electronics) Week, and numerous incarnations of the popular "Lost In Translation" educational series, in which GRAMMY®-winning engineer/producer Andrew Scheps demonstrates the benefits of High Resolution Audio.
"HARMAN proudly continues to support the Producers & Engineers Wing," noted Bryan Bradley, GM, Loudspeaker, Headphone & Microphone Strategic Business Unit, HARMAN Professional. "Their work as advocates for the recording industry, artists, equipment manufacturers and 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 proud that HARMAN has chosen to continue its partnership with The Producers & Engineers Wing," stated Maureen Droney, Managing Director of The Recording Academy P&E Wing. "JBL Professional, dbx, 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 another year of great work and pushing the high quality audio envelope."
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 Foursquare, GetGlue, 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.
About HARMAN®: HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.