Archive for August, 2011

Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing Presents Music Production Advocacy Event on Capitol Hill

GRAMMYs on the Hill Event Titled “On The Record” Brings GRAMMY-Winning Producers and Members of Congress Together to Discuss Music Industry Issues

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 29, 2011) — On Tuesday, July 26, in a first-of-its-kind event, The Recording Academy® (www.grammy.com) and its Producers & Engineers Wing brought music producers together with Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill for a day that included meetings, a panel discussion and musical demonstrations. The event addressed important industry issues while also providing insight into the essential role that producers and engineers play in the music recording process. The day’s activities were part of The Academy’s DC-based GRAMMYs on the Hill initiative.

The broad-based delegation of producers included Adam Anders (Glee), Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Suzy Boguss), Scott Hendricks (Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson), Johnny K. (3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Staind), David Kahne (Bangles, Paul McCartney, Regina Spektor) and Matt Serletic (Santana/Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul) and met with a cross-section of Congressional leadership including Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.), Chair and Vice Chair, respectively of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet. The group also met with Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.). Discussions focused on intellectual property, performance rights, the economic and cultural importance of music, and the changing landscape of the recording industry. more

Sennheiser Awards Grand Prize of HearIAm Campaign to Boston-Based ‘String Rock’ Quintet, Darlingside

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Old Lyme, Conn. – August 3, 2011: Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it has awarded the grand prize of its HearIAm campaign, which began last spring, to Boston-based ‘string rock’ quintet, Darlingside.

As part of the band’s prize package, Darlingside was awarded a showcase opportunity at a major music festival in Austin last March and performed an exclusive showcase for A&R executives at Universal Republic Records’ headquarters in New York in mid-July. Additionally, the band has won $10,000 in premium sound equipment from Sennheiser, a three-song demo deal from ‘the world’s first fan-run label,’ PickTheBand.com and professional mastering of the demo album by Universal Republic. more

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