Santa Monica, Calif. (February 6, 2017) — A comprehensive list of sponsors has been announced for the 10th annual GRAMMY Week® event hosted by The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, this year honoring multi-GRAMMY® winner Jack White for his commitment to creative and sonic excellence, his initiatives to preserve and reissue historic recordings, and his ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.
Newly announced Supporting Sponsors include DTS; Music Marketing; Shure; Gibson Brands; Avid Technology, Inc.; Massdrop; Shinola; Audeze; BMI; G-Technology; Lurssen Mastering; The Recording Connection Audio Institute; SoundExchange; Solid State Logic; Waves Audio; Apogee Electronics; AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund; Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management; Audio-Technica; iZotope; Ocean Way Audio; Burl Audio; Joe D’Ambrosio Management; Prism Sound and Sound Stage Studios.
These entities join the list of previously announced Premier Sponsors: HARMAN® Professional brands AKG®, dbx®, JBL® Professional and Lexicon®; Iron Mountain Entertainment Services; ELS Studio® Premium Audio - Powered by Panasonic; and TIDAL HiFi.
This annual event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. Now in its milestone 10th year, the evening also celebrates the artistic contributions of the P&E Wing's 6,000-plus professional members. GRAMMY Week culminates with the Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, airing live on the CBS Television Network, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. For updates and breaking news, please visit www.grammy.com, and The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology, stated, "In addition to the presentation of The Recording Academy President’s Merit Award to the inimitable producer, songwriter, singer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, label head, archivist and musical ambassador Jack White, the P&E Wing's annual event celebrates the hard work of the talented individuals who labor behind the glass to create the best of what our industry has to offer. With that in mind, we acknowledge our complete list of Premier and Supporting Sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. We are enormously appreciative of their partnership in helping us to host this special evening."
As the Producers & Engineers Wing 2017 honoree, White joins an impressive list of past honorees: Chris Blackwell, T Bone Burnett, Tom Dowd, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, Jimmy Iovine, Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, Nile Rodgers, Rick Rubin, Al Schmitt, Jerry Wexler, and Neil Young.
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About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals 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 Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, like "Recording Academy / GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The Recording Academy’s social communities on Google+, Instagram, 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.