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Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® is hosting "Sonic Spotlight: Hip-Hop and R&B Hitmakers” Webinar, premiering on Facebook on September 24



Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Hosts "Sonic Spotlight: Hip-Hop and R&B Hitmakers" Webinar, Premiering on Facebook Sept. 24

Santa Monica, Calif. (September 21, 2020) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® is hosting an exclusive webinar, "Sonic Spotlight: Hip-Hop and R&B Hitmakers," featuring several top producers and engineers creating today's hip-hop and R&B hits. Panelists will share their origin stories and experiences producing contemporary hip-hop and R&B hits, along with career advice. The session will premiere on Facebook Thursday, Sept. 24, at 12:00 p.m. PT here.

Panelists include acclaimed engineer Marcella Araica (Beyoncé, Madonna, Usher), multiplatinum engineer Chris Dennis (Roddy Ricch), producer DJ K.i.D (DaBaby, Quavo, Stunna), GRAMMY®-winning producer and rapper Hit-Boy (Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar), and GRAMMY-winning engineer MixedByAli (Kendrick Lamar, Nipsey Hussle, SZA). Award-winning producer, engineer and singer/songwriter Ebonie Smith (Cardi B, Hamilton cast recording, Sturgill Simpson) will serve as moderator. Multi-GRAMMY-nominated producer, songwriter and engineer Ivan Barias (Academy Trustee and co-chair of the P&E Wing Steering Committee) will kick off the event with a welcome and introductions.

"As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our community engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to share the perspectives of these important hitmakers via this exclusive webcast," said Maureen Droney, Sr. Managing Director of the Producers & Engineers Wing. "We invite everyone to tune in to hear from these talented individuals and get a front-row seat for their stories and work methods."

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Photo caption 1: Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® is hosting "Sonic Spotlight: Hip-Hop and R&B Hitmakers” Webinar, premiering on Facebook on September 24

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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