SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2011)
— The Producers & Engineers Wing®
of The Recording Academy® will celebrate its 10th
Anniversary with a GRAMMY® Week
event titled "Shaken Rattled & Rolled"
honoring legendary producer T Bone Burnett for
his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and
craft of recorded music. GRAMMY-winning artists Elton
John and Leon Russell will serve as
honorary event co-chairs at the event to be held on Wednesday,
Feb. 9, 2011, at The
Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles. GRAMMY Week
culminates with the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards®
on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, airing
live on the CBS Television Network, at 8
"When the Producers & Engineers Wing was established,
an essential voice was created for music makers: the voice of
those 'behind the glass' that work so diligently to ensure that
the quality and integrity of recorded music is captured and preserved,"
said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "As
we celebrate this milestone anniversary, it is only fitting that
we pay tribute to one of our industry's finest, T Bone Burnett,
whose visionary talent and masterful skills have greatly impacted
the landscape of audio production."
The 10-time GRAMMY winner and current three-time nominee, Burnett
has a body of work that spans 40 years. It includes producer credits
for artists such as Elvis Costello, Jakob Dylan, Elton John &
Leon Russell, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, k.d. lang, John
Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Ralph Stanley, Cassandra Wilson, and
countless other great artists. Burnett has also produced the soundtracks
for many film projects including Across The Universe;
Cold Mountain; Crazy Heart; O Brother, Where
Art Thou?; The Big Lebowski; and Walk The Line.
For more information about Burnett, visit www.tboneburnett.com.
Key achievements of the P&E Wing over the past decade include:
- The creation of best practices guidelines: "Recommendations
For Delivery Of Recorded Music Projects,"
"Recommendations For Surround Sound Production," and
"Digital Audio Workstation Guidelines For Music Production."
- Partnership with leading data management firm BMS/Chace and
the Library of Congress to develop CCD (Content Creator Data),
a structured metadata framework that includes an application
for the collection of technical, descriptive and participant
information during the recording process.
- Leading the charge for The Recording Academy's advocacy
participation in the matter of wireless microphones and
White Spaces, organizing letter-writing and phone campaigns
and lobbying in Washington, D.C. A key victory was achieved
for musicians, singers and sound engineers with the FCC's order
reserving two channels in every market for wireless microphones
and affording microphone users further protection through registration
in a database. Other advocacy issues the P&E Wing has supported
include copyright enforcement and performance royalties for
artists, musicians, and record producers.
- Working in partnership with The Recording Academy's 12 regional
Chapters, more than 35 events are produced annually that focus
on professional development and education for producers and