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The Producers & Engineers Wing Continues to Participate in High-Profile Industry Events Supporting Recording and Audio Education

Tape Op Offers $100 off Admission to TapeOpCon2005 for Current Members of
The Recording Academy and Its Producers & Engineers Wing

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 18, 2005) — The Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E Wing) of The Recording Academy® will help kick off and close the fourth annual Tape Op Magazine Conference, TapeOpCon2005, held June 10 – 12, 2005, in New Orleans, it was announced today. Tape Op also will work closely with the Producers & Engineers Wing to offer members of The Recording Academy a significant discount on admission to the three-day conference, further underscoring the organization's ongoing commitment to promote recording and audio education.

For current Producers & Engineers Wing or Recording Academy members, or anyone who registers to be a member of The Recording Academy before the conference, Tape Op is offering a $100 discount off the $350 admission cost to TapeOpCon2005. To become a member of The Recording Academy, please visit https://memapp.grammy.com/. Upon joining, email p&ewing@grammy.com with the member ID given to receive instruction on obtaining the TapeOpCon2005 admission discount. (Existing members already have received separate instructions.)

In addition, the P&E Wing and the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy will co-host an opening reception for their members who are speaking at the event. The Producers & Engineers Wing also will sponsor the TapeOpCon 2005 closing party to be held Sunday, June 12, at the historic Mid City Lanes Rock n' Bowl.

Held at the legendary Fairmont New Orleans Hotel that stands adjacent to the French Quarter in the central business district, the fourth annual Tape Op Conference will include many workshops and panels. Plus, this year the conference hosts a working "Pot Luck" Studio, where panelists will be doing live demos of their recording techniques. Panels include interviews with noted producers, mixing on a budget, the future of recording, and on opening night "The Not-So-Late Show" will premiere — the talk show comes to TapeOpCon with amazing guests and musical acts. Workshops include building a compressor, Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer, Tracktion sessions, compressor techniques, tips for buying used gear, surround, recording, solo artists, mastering, studio business pointers, understanding digital audio, home recording, using equalizers, D.I.Y. software and more. Everyone from Harry Shearer to Steve Albini will attend, and on Friday and Saturday nights there will be live music showcases at The Howlin' Wolf.

"Tape Op is honored to have The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing involved with TapeOpCon 2005," said Tape Op founder Larry Crane. "We're happy to extend to all Recording Academy members a special discount to attend this year's event, which will be the biggest and best one yet. We're proud to have the P&E Wing host our opening event and sponsor our closing party. I look forward to seeing everyone there."

For more information, please contact the Producers & Engineers Wing at p&ewing@grammy.com or 310.392.3777.

The Producers & Engineers Wing is a national membership division of The Recording Academy 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, all occurring locally and nationally throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.grammy.com/pe_wing.

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.


Robbie Clyne
Neilson/Clyne, Inc.

Barb Dehgan
The Recording Academy


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