Santa Monica, Calif. (May 17, 2017) —The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® announced today the release of "Recommendations for Hi-Resolution Music Production." The result of three years of extensive research, this new set of technical guidelines joins other influential papers previously published by the P&E Wing promoting best practices in audio recording.
The Recommendations were developed by a group of leading Recording Academy members, including numerous multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning engineers and producers, and included input from a wide cross section of the recording industry. Covered in the document are a variety of topics including Hi-Res Audio definitions; hardware and software considerations; recording and mixing parameters; the pros and cons of upsampling; provenance; and other important issues.
"The release of this new set of recommendations is a milestone," states Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing. "We are extremely excited by the collaborative efforts and shared vision of our industry towards the goal of providing consumers with studio-quality music listening. We are proud to be a partner in this initiative and also very grateful to all of the recording professionals who contributed their thoughts and expertise to this important document."
The debut of this new reference document coincides with "Stream the Studio – The Next Wave in Subscription Music," a panel sponsored by the DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, held at the Music Biz 2017 conference in Nashville. In addition to Droney, the panel featured leading music and technology executives including Richard Burgess, A2IM; Ty Roberts, Universal Music Group; Howie Singer, Warner Music Group; and Darren Stupak, Sony Music Entertainment. It was moderated by Marc Finer, Sr. Director, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.
For more information on the “Recommendations for Hi-Res Music Production” please visit https://www.grammy.org/files/pages/recommendations_for_hi_resolution_music_production_05_10_17.pdf.
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Photo caption: Shown L-R: Darren Stupak, Sony Music Entertainment; Ty Roberts, Universal Music Group; Richard Burgess, A2IM; Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy P&E Wing; Howie Singer, Warner Music Group; and Marc Finer, Sr. Director, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy. ©2017
About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals 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 @RecordingAcad on Twitter, like "Recording Academy / GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The Recording Academy’s social communities on Google+, Instagram, 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.