The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® and
Local Chapters Gear Up for April 2016 Events

Upcoming Events Include GRAMMY Pro® Studio Summit in Dallas April 6, GRAMMY Pro Up Close & Personal in Atlanta April 7 and a GRAMMY Pro Studio Summit in New Orleans April 26

Santa Monica, Calif. (April 1, 2016) — As part of ongoing initiatives regarding sound quality, studio methodology and professional development, The Recording Academy® local Chapters and Producers & Engineers Wing® are presenting a number of recording-related events throughout April 2016.

On Wednesday, April 6, the Texas Chapter and the P&E Wing will host the GRAMMY Pro® Studio Summit in Dallas, TX. Taking place from 3:30 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. CDT, the Summit will feature GRAMMY®-winning engineer/mixer Tony Maserati (Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani) and GRAMMY-, OSCAR- and Golden Globe-nominated producer Harvey Mason, Jr. (Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé); also current P&E Wing Co-Chair). The Texas event will take place in the heart of downtown Dallas at the W Hotel's Altitude Ballroom. Maserati and Mason will share techniques, track samples, inspirations and thoughts on current industry hot topics, followed by a moderated audience Q&A. Rounding out the summit will be a panel, led by P&E Wing Managing Director Maureen Droney, addressing key music advocacy issues that affect producers and engineers. Capping the day will be a networking mixer and complimentary appetizers. This event is open to Recording Academy members and invited music industry professionals only. Admission is free for Recording Academy members and members receive priority seating. Invited non-members are $50. RSVP HERE. Location: W Hotel – Dallas Victory, 2440 Victory Park Ln, Dallas, Texas 75219.

On Thursday, April 7, the Atlanta Chapter and the P&E Wing will host GRAMMY Pro Up Close & Personal with GRAMMY-nominated producer Butch Walker (Pink, Katy Perry, Weezer) and GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Cobb (Shooter Jennings, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton). This intimate evening will feature a private cocktail and dinner reception and an exclusive on-stage conversation between these two sought-after recording industry VIPs. The event will begin promptly at 7 p.m., at the W Hotel – Atlanta-Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326. RSVP by April 4 HERE.

On Tuesday, April 26, the Memphis Chapter and the P&E Wing will present another GRAMMY Pro Studio Summit at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans. The Summit will feature a keynote conversation with legendary GRAMMY-winning recording engineer Geoff Emerick (Beatles, America, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello), panel discussions on industry hot topics, and product demonstrations from a variety of gear manufacturers. GRAMMY-winning recording engineer Elliot Scheiner will also serve as Event Chair and a featured speaker, including demonstrations of the ELS Studio Premium Audio system developed by Scheiner himself. The daylong program will culminate with a reception featuring traditional New Orleans fare. RSVP HERE. Location: Esplanade Studios, 2540 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70119. For more information, contact Reid Wick at 310.998.2644 or reid.wick@grammy.com.

The following week, on April 30, Emerick will also be making a special appearance at The GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. Location: 800 W Sunflower Rd., Cleveland, Mississippi 38732. Emerick will be interviewed by Memphis Chapter Senior Executive Director Jon Hornyak.

For more information on upcoming events, please visit https://www.grammypro.com/pro/events.

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.


Jerry J. Sharell / The Recording Academy / 310.392.3777 / jerry.sharell@grammy.com
Robert Clyne / Clyne Media, Inc. / 615.662.1616 / robert@clynemedia.com
Lisa Roy / Rock & Roy / 310.463.1563 / lisaroyaudio@mac.com


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