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THE PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS
WING OF THE RECORDING ACADEMY® NAMES JBL PROFESSIONAL
THE OFFICIAL 2006 SPEAKER SYSTEMS PARTNER
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 13, 2006) —
The Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy® announces
its sponsorship agreement with JBL Professional, designating JBL as
an official audio partner in the "Speakers and Audio Home Theater
Systems" category. The partnership between the P&E Wing and
JBL is effective immediately, coinciding with JBL Professional's 60th
anniversary. As part of this joint effort, regional Chapters of The
Recording Academy are presenting a series of educational events. JBL
Professional also is hosting demonstrations of new loudspeaker technologies,
including the LSR4300 series studio monitors, designed to overcome acoustical
problems that exist in many of today's recording environments.
"Part of the Producers & Engineers Wing's mission
is to ensure that the highest audio standards are met and made available
to both professionals and consumers," notes P&E Wing Executive
Director Maureen Droney. "We are proud to partner with JBL Professional,
a company that shares our goal of delivering superior sound quality
from the studio to the home. JBL's commitment is evident in every step
of their manufacturing process, as well as in their research, design
and the rigorous testing of their products. We congratulate them on
their 60 years of dedication to excellence."
The P&E Wing's first JBL-sponsored event took place
May 9 at The Village Studios in Los Angeles. This In The Mix event informed
the audience on P&E Wing activities and initiatives. Panelists included
Maureen Droney; Los Angeles Chapter P&E Wing Committee Chair Mike
Clink; The Village Studios CEO Jeff Greenberg; and JBL Professional's
Director of Recording and Broadcast Marketing Peter Chaikin, who invited
attendees to enjoy an immersive demonstration of the JBL Professional
LSR series studio monitors. P&E Wing Leadership members Ed Cherney
(steering committee) and Nathaniel Kunkel (advisory council) shared
some of their current surround music projects, facilitating a discussion
on mixing processes as well as studio tools, tips and tricks.
More than 150 of the hottest producers, engineers, remixers,
manufacturers, technologists and other related creative and technical
professionals, along with songwriters, composers, arrangers and artists
were in attendance. Guests, including Brooks Arthur, Roy Thomas Baker,
BT, Moogie Canazio and John Fields, were treated to an insider's look
at one of the most historically relevant and eternally hip studios,
while reconnecting with their local recording community.
"It was fantastic to have this opportunity to spend
quality time with the people who use our products," commented Peter
Chaikin. "Guests were able to hear the latest surround mixes from
some incredible talent and network in a relaxed environment. We look
forward to working with the P&E Wing in the months to come and evolving
this relationship to help advance the art of sound and music recording."
JBL Professional's VERTEC® line array loudspeakers
have been the live audio system for the GRAMMY® Awards telecast
the last several years, supplied by ATK/Audiotek (Burbank, Calif.).
Additionally, both JBL LSR6300 and JBL LSR4300 series studio monitors
were used in several control rooms at the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards,
broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2006.
Photo File: JBL_In_the_Mix1.JPG
Photo Caption: The Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy®
teamed with JBL Professional for its In The Mix event held May 9 at
The Village Studios in Los Angeles. Shown L–R are engineer/producer
Jim Mitchell; producer, composer and recording artist BT; P&E Wing
Executive Director Maureen Droney; and JBL Professional Director of
Recording & Broadcast Marketing Peter Chaikin.
Photo courtesy of The Recording Academy
Photographed by: Maury Phillips/WireImage.com ©2006
Photo File: JBL_In_the_Mix2.JPG
Photo Caption: Pictured (L–R) at The Recording Academy®'s
P&E Wing In The Mix event, sponsored by JBL Professional and held
May 9 at The Village Studios in Los Angeles are: music industry icon
and P&E Wing advisory council member Roy Thomas Baker; P&E Wing
steering committee member and engineer/producer Ed Cherney; and L.A.
Chapter P&E Wing committee chair Mike Clink.
Photo courtesy of The Recording Academy
Photographed by: Lauren Grasso ©2006
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Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences,
Inc., also known as 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 Recording Academy
is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural
enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs —
including the creation of the national public education campaign What's
The Download® (www.WhatsTheDownload.com).
For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
Currently, 6,000 professionals comprise the Producers
& Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers,
remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and
technical professionals in the recording community. This organized voice
for the creative and technical recording community addresses issues
that affect the craft of recorded music, while ensuring its role in
the development of new technologies, recording and mastering recommendations,
and archiving and preservation initiatives. The Wing builds on the existing
regional professional development activities of The Recording Academy,
which include workshops, forums and panel discussions, and other recording
technology-related events, all occurring locally and nationally throughout
the year. For more information, please visit www.grammy.com.
About JBL Professional:
Headquartered in Northridge, Calif., JBL Professional is the world's
leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of professional loudspeakers
for recording and broadcast, musician, cinema, touring sound, commercial
sound and contracting applications. JBL Professional is the proud recipient
of the 2005 Technical GRAMMY Award. JBL Professional is part of the
Harman International network of professional and consumer audio companies.
For complete product and company information, go to the JBL Professional
Web site at www.jblpro.com.
About The Harman Pro Group:
Headquartered in Northridge, Calif., the Harman Pro Group is part of
Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com),
a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high fidelity audio products
and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.
The Company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbol: HAR. Harman Pro Group companies include AKG Acoustics, BSS Audio,
dbx, Crown International, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and
Other company and product names may be trademarks of the
respective companies with which they are associated.
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