Santa Monica, Calif. (June 20, 2018) — At the upcoming Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, the Recording Academy™ Producers & Engineers Wing® will host a timely and informative panel on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 1 p.m., titled "The P&E Wing Presents: Getting Paid and Credited – Lessons in Self Preservation."
There was a time in the music industry when album credits were second nature and easily found with vinyl records and CD packaging. With the streaming and downloading of music in recent years, there has been a steep decline in credit delivery and access. In the digital world, capturing data during the recording process is more important than ever before. This includes credits such as creative contributor names and roles, along with song identifiers and technical information. Without this data, both monetization opportunities and payments to the recording’s creative contributors can be missed. As a musician, singer, songwriter, producer or engineer, your credits most likely influence your ability to get your next gig, and it's also how you are identified for royalties. At this panel, attendees will learn how crediting is back in the forefront and how to take advantage of it.
GRAMMY®-nominated engineer and producer Jeff Balding, known for his work with a wide array of music icons including Don Henley/The Eagles, Taylor Swift, Maren Morris and Megadeth, will serve as moderator, alongside panelists Dave Haywood (singer-songwriter and member of GRAMMY-winning country group Lady Antebellum), Gebre Waddell (noted mastering engineer and Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Soundways), Dick Huey (Head of Partnerships at Jaxsta), and Hunter Hayes (GRAMMY-nominated recording artist).
Jeff Balding states, "Our goal was to put a panel together that demonstrated how important credits are to every step of the process, from songwriting to recording to bringing to market the final product. Our panelists are all extremely knowledgeable in their areas and represent key moments in time during the record-making process and the issues that arise in credit-gathering at those moments. Our intent is to engage and motivate artists, engineers, producers and others involved to accurately document the steps in the music recording process and all its creative contributors, in order to accurately identify and compensate the participants and preserve important documentation for posterity."
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