Santa Monica, Calif. (June 29, 2020) — On Wednesday, July 1, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® will reprise its successful Zoom webinar session with "Keeping The Music Playing! Take Two." The all-star conversation will feature top engineers and GRAMMY® winners Serban Ghenea (The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Pink, Bruno Mars), Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton (Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Beyoncé, Rihanna), Manny Marroquin (Bruno Mars, The Rolling Stones, Lizzo, Lady Gaga) and Ann Mincieli (Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Drake, Mariah Carey, Usher), and will be moderated by GRAMMY-nominated producer/songwriter/engineer Ivan Barias (Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Justin Timberlake) along with Maureen Droney, Senior Managing Director of the Recording Academy's P&E Wing. Barias is also a Recording Academy Trustee, and both Barias and Mincieli are co-chairs of the P&E Wing Steering Committee. The webinar will be released to the public on the Recording Academy Facebook page on July 1 at 2:00 p.m. PDT (Facebook event link: https://grm.my/2YEAKVL; Facebook Premiere link: https://grm.my/385jID3). The "Take Two" session will go deeper into tech talk than the first session, which took place on May 8.
"Our session on May 8 was a resounding success," stated Droney. "Continuing the dialog with part two was an easy decision to make and we’re fortunate to have the brilliant minds from the first session joining us again for the sequel. During the COVID-19 crisis, our industry is dealing with a lot of uncertainty. We hope it is helpful for the audio community to hear these top pros share their perspectives on working during these tumultuous times."
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Photo caption 1: "Keeping The Music Playing! Take Two" will be posted to the Recording Academy Facebook page on July 1 at 2:00 p.m. PDT.
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Photo caption 2: A screen shot from "Keeping The Music Playing!," originally streamed on Friday, May 8, 2020, hosted by the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing. Pictured L-R: Top row: Maureen Droney, Sr. Managing Director of the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing; Ivan Barias, Recording Academy Trustee and co-chair of the Producers & Engineers Wing Steering Committee; and Ann Mincieli, co-chair of the Producers & Engineers Wing Steering Committee. Bottom row: Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton; Serban Ghenea; and Manny Marroquin. Courtesy of the Recording Academy.
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