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6TH ANNUAL PACIFIC NORTHWEST
STUDIO SUMMIT FEATURES PRODUCERS/ENGINEERS JOE CHICCARELLI AND MIKE
CLINK AND MASTERING LEGEND BERNIE GRUNDMAN
SEATTLE, Wash. (Feb. 24, 2006) — The Pacific
Northwest recording community will come together for a full day of education
and networking at The Recording Academy®'s 6th Annual Pacific Northwest
Studio Summit, which takes place on Saturday, Mar. 4, 9 a.m. –
6 p.m., at Seattle's Experience Music Project (325 5th Ave. N, 98109;
on the Seattle Center Campus). Featuring GC Pro as its title sponsor,
the Summit brings together individuals from all walks of the music industry
to focus on the craft and creation of sound recordings. Admission is
free for Recording Academy members, $30 for students and EMP Members
and $40 for the General Public.
"Producers and engineers are the unsung heroes of the music industry,"
comments Ben London, Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Chapter
of The Recording Academy. "With their skill and dedication, they
help fulfill the creative vision of all kinds of artists while also
propelling forward the art of recording. The Studio Summit strives not
only to spotlight the talents at work in the industry today, but also
to educate the innovators of tomorrow."
The 2006 Summit includes a keynote interview by producer/engineer
Joe Chiccarelli, acclaimed for his work with Elton John, Beck, U2, Melissa
Etheridge, Tori Amos, Etta James, and the Kronos Quartet, among many
Also featured is mastering legend Bernie Grundman, whose
name is synonymous with mastering. Grundman's credits include Michael
Jackson, Quincy Jones, Van Halen, Prince, The Carpenters, Barbra Streisand,
Maroon 5, and Outkast, among thousands of other top recording artists.
In the forefront of the industry for more than 30 years, he continues
to master hit albums in every genre; in 2005 alone he worked on projects
for everyone from Jack Johnson, Mary J. Blige and Jamie Cullum to Master
P, John Frusciante and Cirque du Soleil.
Noted record producer Mike Clink will round out the day
of presenting recording masters. Clink has 20 years of experience in
the music industry working on projects that have sold more than 70 million
records worldwide. Famed for his work with legendary bands such as Aerosmith,
Guns N' Roses, Van Halen, and Metallica, Clink also specializes in developing
new talent, most recently the Glitterati for Atlantic Records. Mike
travels the world to record large media events, including ABC's Millennium
Broadcast from Osaka, Japan, the Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show, Super
Bowl XXXVII Pre-Game Show, and the 2002 FIFA World Cup Soccer Championship.
Other scheduled panels include a look at the all-important
subject of today’s changing master delivery and archiving standards
for digital recording featuring Steve Smith from Avastor Hard Drives
and Rick Seneschal from Microsoft Studios. Throughout the day, GC Pro
will provide hands on demonstrations of some of the newest recording
The Pacific Northwest Studio Summit was started in 2000
by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy and has featured
some of the industry's top talent. Past participants include Steve Albini,
Nile Rodgers, Bob Powers, Steve "Silk" Hurley, Phil Tan, Steve
Fisk, Martin Feveyear, Jack Endino, Ryan Hadlock and Larry Crane.
The Pacific Northwest Studio Summit is being produced
by the PNW Chapter of The Recording Academy and The Academy's Producers
& Engineers Wing along with GC Pro and Experience Music Project.
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 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 http://www.grammy.com/Recording_Academy/Producers_and_Engineers/.
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, please visit www.grammy.com.
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