Santa Monica, Calif. (October 3, 2016) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® continues to gain traction with its advocacy and awareness-raising initiatives through 2016.
Building on new research that shows many consumers want access to higher quality audio for their music and are willing to pay for it, the P&E Wing is helping to move the industry forward by providing high quality listening opportunities and recommendations for best practices for recording Hi-Res Audio. The Wing has also driven serious progress towards making proper crediting for music creators an integral part of the music business ecosystem by supporting the development of the DDEX (Digital Data Exchange) recording metadata standard RIN (Recording Information Notification), set to be officially published on October 13, 2016.
P&E Wing professional events aim to support the recording community overall, providing education and networking across the country, from Studio Summits in Dallas, New Orleans and Seattle, to Up Close & Personal interviews with Diplo in Philadelphia; Butch Walker and Dave Cobb in Atlanta; and listening sessions in Chicago, Memphis, Nashville and San Francisco, to name just a few.
This year, propelled by research that provides evidence regarding the large number of teenagers at risk of hearing loss from how loud they've been listening to music over the last 15 years, the P&E Wing has also partnered with The Recording Academy's MusicCares® foundation to create a new, educational GRAMMY® Hearing Health initiative. As part of this new effort, MusiCares provided a mobile van with free hearing tests on site at the convention floor of the Los Angeles AES Convention.
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.