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THE RECORDING ACADEMY®’S
PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING ANNOUNCES THE SUCCESS OF NASHVILLE SUMMIT
NASHVILLE (July 7, 2005) — Members of the
music business community gathered in Nashville on June 7, 2005 as a
panel of experts considered numerous scenarios for the future landscape
of the multibillion-dollar global music industry. The summit, called
“Death Of The Record Business? The Rebirth Of The Music Business,”
was co-produced by The Nashville Chapter of The Recording Academy®
and The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing. The well-attended
summit featured a panel discussion on many key points of change for
music in the digital age, with an emphasis on music technology and how
it has dramatically altered business models.
Shown from left to right are panel
moderator George Massenburg (renowned producer/engineer
and Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council member), with panelists
Ken Levitan (president of Vector Management), attorney
Linda Edell Howard (co-chair of Stokes Bartholomew’s
IP/Entertainment/New Media Group and former VP/GM of PolyGram Music
Publishing), engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, the Pixies,
Helmet, John Spencer Blues Explosion), Mark Montgomery
(managing partner/creative, Web, marketing and sales manager for echomusic)
and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig (co-chair of the
Producers & Engineers Wing Steering Committee).
Photo Credit: The Recording Academy/Alan Mayor ©2005.
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The Producers & Engineers Wing was established for
producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other
related creative and technical professionals in the recording community.
The P&E Wing provides The Academy with a vehicle to reach a specific
constituency, to craft advocacy positions, and to better address the
daily concerns of these professionals.
Currently, 6,000 professionals comprise the P&E Wing.
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 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
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.
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