Santa Monica, Calif. (June 13, 2016) — On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® presented Capitol Studios & Mastering with its prestigious Certificate of Appreciation to acknowledge its dedication to excellence in sound quality and the art and craft of recording, producing, engineering, mastering and archiving, across every musical genre, on a continuing basis for more than 60 years. The presentation was part of a Hi-Res Symposium sponsored by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group held at Capitol Studios' legendary Studio A. The event was attended by leading journalists from the consumer and professional audio market sectors and began with opening remarks from Don Was, President of Blue Note Records, followed by Marc Finer, DEG Senior Director, who provided an update on the overall Hi-Res Audio initiative. Following that was a series of demonstrations, listening sessions and a panel discussion with representatives from Universal Music Group, The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing and Sony Electronics. The day culminated in the presentation of the P&E Wing’s Certificate of Appreciation to Capitol Studios.
"Fifteen years ago this year, the P&E Wing was founded on the premise 'Dedicated to Audio Excellence,'" stated Maureen Droney, Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology. "We have many partners in this quest for audio excellence, and premier among them are the great recording studios like Capitol, which are, of course, ground zero for education about best recording practices, and whose entire reason for being is to serve artists and the music that they make. Capitol Studios is truly unique in our industry, as it has remained on the cutting edge for the past 60 years, all the while also maintaining its historic legacy. Capitol Studios shares the P&E Wing vision of promoting best practices and audio production guidelines throughout the music industry, and it is my honor to present Patrick Kraus, Arthur Kelm and Paula Salvatore with our P&E Wing Certificate of Appreciation."
"It is an honor to accept this Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of Capitol Studios," stated Patrick Kraus, Senior Vice President-Head of Studio, Production & Archive Services/Universal Music Group. "The P&E Wing shares our values and acts on behalf of the producing and engineering community addressing important issues as the music industry continues to evolve. Capitol Studios is proud of our legacy, and we continue to build that legacy into the future with exciting new creative projects and technology innovations, all while continuing to work with the P&E Wing and its membership."
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Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Maureen Droney, Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology; Arthur (Art) Kelm, Vice President, Technology, General Manager, Studios; Paula Salvatore, Vice President, Studios; and Patrick Kraus, SVP-Head of Studio, Production & Archive Services. Photo courtesy of The Recording Academy®. © 2016.
About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, 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 visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, 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.