Santa Monica, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2024) — A comprehensive list of sponsors has been announced for the upcoming "A Celebration of Craft," held jointly by the Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® and the Recording Academy Songwriters & Composers Wing® at the GRAMMY Museum® in Downtown Los Angeles on Wed, Jan. 31, 2024. The celebration – a first joint GRAMMY® Week event for the Academy's craft Wings – will commence the Recording Academy's official events honoring the music community in the lead-up to the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.
Premier Sponsors include Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES) and Qualcomm Technologies, International, Ltd. Supporting Sponsors include Neumann.Berlin, Shure Inc., Warner Chappell Music, Louisiana Entertainment, Kobalt, Audio-Technica, Seeker Music, Sound Royalties, Lurssen Mastering, AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management – Recording Studio Program, Qobuz, SESAC, Fraunhofer, and SoundExchange.
Leslie Ann Jones, a seven-time GRAMMY winner and the first woman Chair of the Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees (1999-2001), who has spent over 40 years in the industry as a recording and mixing engineer and record producer, is the honoree at A Celebration of Craft. The event will also salute the year-round work of the Producers & Engineers and Songwriters & Composers Wings and shine a light on the people working behind the scenes to create the year's best musical works – including this year's Songwriter Of The Year nominees.
A Celebration of Craft will take place just days before the Recording Academy will honor the Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical and Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical Categories in the General Field of the GRAMMY Awards® for the first time at the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The Recording Academy announced these additions in June 2023 after they were voted on and passed by the Recording Academy's Board of Trustees in May 2023; relocating these Categories allows all GRAMMY voters to participate in the voting process for these non-genre-specific Categories and recognize excellence in the important fields of producing and songwriting.
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GRAMMY Week culminates with the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles' Crypto.com Arena on Sun, Feb. 4, 2024, broadcasting live on the CBS Television Network and streaming live and on-demand on Paramount+ at 8-11:30 p.m. ET/5-8:30 p.m. PT. Media assets for GRAMMY season and events can be found here. See the full list of nominees at the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Learn more about how to watch the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
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Photo caption 1: Leslie Ann Jones. Photo credit: Chris Hawkinson
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Photo caption 2: "A Celebration of Craft" promotional graphic
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