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The 49th GRAMMY® Awards on Feb. 11th showcased an amazing collection of musical performances and tributes. The Recording Academy®, CBS Television Network, and Cossette Productions combined forces for the broadcast, utilizing the latest in technology to provide television viewers worldwide with a cutting-edge, high-definition/5.1 surround sound event. The 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by Cossette Productions in association with Ken Ehrlich Productions for The Recording Academy. John Cossette and Ken Ehrlich are executive producers and Walter C. Miller is producer/director.

The GRAMMY Awards' technical staff is comprised of audio pioneers who continually strive to employ the latest in HDTV and 5.1 technology to enhance the show. Phil Ramone, Chairman Emeritus of the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E Wing), and Hank Neuberger, advisory council member of the P&E Wing, again supervised the broadcast audio. Shown L-R: Maureen Droney, Executive Director of the P&E Wing; Phil Ramone, who also won a GRAMMY for his production work with Tony Bennett; Ron Fair, Chairman – Geffen & President – A&M (conducted orchestra for Mary J. Blige); Ken Ehrlich, executive producer; Glenn Lorbecki, P&E Wing Co-Chairman; Jack Joseph Puig, VP A&R – Geffen/A&M and a multiple GRAMMY award winner producer/engineer.

Courtesy of The Recording Academy®
Photograph by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage ©2007

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, 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 Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs — including the creation of the national public education campaign What's The Download® (www.WhatsTheDownload.com). For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

Currently, 6,000 professionals comprise the Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording community. This organized voice for the creative and technical recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, while ensuring its role in the development of new technologies, recording and mastering recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. The Wing builds on the existing regional professional development activities of The Recording Academy, which include workshops, forums and panel discussions, and other recording technology-related events, all occurring locally and nationally throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.grammy.com.

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