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Acclaimed producer and songwriter Jimmy Jam



Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® to Have High Profile at Upcoming DDEX Creator Credit Summit

Santa Monica, Calif. (November 13, 2020) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® will have a high profile at the upcoming free second-annual DDEX Creator Credit Summit, taking place online, Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 17–19, 2020, with P&E Wing leadership and membership sharing their perspective during multiple informative sessions. DDEX is the international standards-setting organization dedicated to improving the exchange of data and information across the music industry; membership is free and open to all who have an interest in ensuring that creator credits are an integral part of the music recording process. Registration and full information for the upcoming summit are here: https://ddex.net/virtual-creator-credit-summit-2020/

The acclaimed producer and songwriter Jimmy Jam will kick off the summit on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 12 p.m ET (17:00 GT) in a keynote conversation with Maureen Droney, Sr. Managing Director for the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing. Their conversation will explore the processes a music producer, songwriter and musician go through to ensure that their creative work is properly attributed and what that has meant over Jam’s four-plus decades in the music industry. Five-time GRAMMY® winner Jam is a world-renowned songwriter, record producer, musician, entrepreneur, and half of one of the most influential and successful songwriting and production duos in modern music history (with Terry Lewis). Jam is the former Chairman of the Board of the Recording Academy, the first African American to be elected to that position. He currently serves as a Board member of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation™.

The following day, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET (16:30 – 17:15 GT), the P&E Wing will present the panel "Entering credits in the recording process: Whose job is it anyway?" The correct music metadata, along with standardized transmission of it, makes crediting, attribution, and both royalty collection and distribution a more efficient and automated process. But currently, the entry of this information during a recording session is a mixed bag. A human being still has to initially key in the information. So, whose job is it? Our panelists share their points of view on this hot-button issue.

Panelists will include the following experts:

    • Cameron Craig — producer/mixer/engineer; executive director, UK Music Producers Guild
    • Sylvia Massy — record producer/engineer
    • Jr. Regisford — manager; New Heights/New Heat Entertainment/co-founder; head of music, World of Dance Records
    • Craig Rosen — EVP A&R and label operations, Atlantic Records
    • Moderator: Maureen Droney — Recording Academy

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The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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