Recording Academy Press Release Index

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The Recording Academy® continued its insightful Up Close & Personal series on March 16 coinciding with SXSW in Austin, Texas (at the Four Seasons Hotel), when the Texas Chapter, in association with the Producers & Engineers Wing, presented an intimate conversation with GRAMMY®-winning producer Jimmy Jam moderated by Austin singer/songwriter/guitarist Charlie Sexton.

Pictured L to R: Charlie Sexton, Jimmy Jam

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The Recording Academy®’s Texas Chapter hosted its annual Membership Meeting coinciding with SXSW on March 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. The event featured a performance by GRAMMY® winner Yolanda Adams and an Up Close & Personal interview (in conjunction with the Producers & Engineers Wing) with GRAMMY-winning producer Jimmy Jam, moderated by Austin singer/songwriter/guitarist Charlie Sexton.

Pictured L-R: P&E Wing Executive Director Maureen Droney; Texas Chapter Executive Director Theresa Jenkins; Recording Academy President Neil Portnow; GRAMMY winner Yolanda Adams; Recording Academy Executive Vice President David Grossman; GRAMMY-winning producer and Recording Academy Vice Chairman Jimmy Jam; singer/songwriter/guitarist Charlie Sexton.

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Photograph by Scott Newton/WireImage © 2006

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/pe_wing.

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