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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEADING MEMBERS OF THE RECORDING
ACADEMY® PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING PRESENT 2009 TECHNICAL GRAMMY®
Awards Presented by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers
Wing's Bob Ludwig and Glenn Lorbecki
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 3, 2009) —
At The Recording Academy®'s Special Merit Awards Ceremony held Saturday,
Feb. 7, in Los Angeles, the evening before the 51st GRAMMY® Awards,
the 2009 Technical GRAMMY Awards were awarded to Clarence "Leo"
Fender and Universal Audio. This prestigious award is presented annually
by vote of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory
Council and Chapter committees to individuals and/or companies who have
made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording
field. Previous Technical GRAMMY Award Recipients have included Ray
Dolby, George Massenburg, Les Paul, Phil Ramone, Geoff Emerick, AMS
Neve, Apple Computer, JBL Professional and Shure, Inc.
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Photo Caption 1: The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers
Wing former Co-chair Bob Ludwig (R) presents the Technical GRAMMY®
Award to Universal Audio CEO Bill Putman Jr. (L). Photo Courtesy of
Wireimage.com/Jordan Strauss ©2009.
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Photo Caption 2: The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers
Wing Co-chair Glenn Lorbecki (R) presents the Technical GRAMMY®
Award to Phyllis Fender (L), accepting on behalf of Clarence "Leo"
Fender. Photo Courtesy of Wireimage.com/Jordan Strauss ©2009.
Established in 1957, 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 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
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 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. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.
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