About the Producers & Engineers Wing

The members of the Producers & Engineers Wing work together to shape the future of music recording. As a Recording Academy membership division, the P&E Wing advises the Academy on technical matters related to recording and also addresses matters of concern to producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related professionals. What our members have in common is passion for both the creative and technical sides of recorded music. Whether it's rock, classical, jazz, EDM, rap, country, R&B, pop, or any other genre or style, P&E Wing members know that the sound of a recording helps communicate emotion and bring a song to life. As legendary producer Phil Ramone, a founding member of the Wing once said, “Our work creates the beautiful marriage between music and technology.”

Currently home to more than 6,000 members, the Wing is a nationwide network. Sound quality, development of new technologies, technical best practices, education in the recording arts, and advocacy for the rights of music creators are all part of the P&E Wing mix. If you are a person who is serious about making great music recordings, the Producers & Engineers Wing is the place to be.


Technical Guidelines for Producers and Engineers
Although the music industry’s transition from analog to digital has increased convenience and creative choices, it has also presented new challenges and problems. This fact has prompted members of the P&E Wing to pool their expertise and collaborate in volunteer committee groups that address some of these problems and offer solutions.

The guidelines linked below are the result of those collaborations. If you have comments regarding these documents please e-mail us at: pe.wing@grammy.com

Recommendations for Hi-Res Music Production
Recommendation for Delivery of Recorded Music Projects
Recommendations for Surround Sound Production


Session Documentation
Documentation is a critical part of any recording project. The following are examples of templates for documenting recording, mix, and transfer sessions as well as a suggested media ID label for hard drives, DVDs, CDs, etc. We hope you will find these tools useful to help provide the important information that should accompany your project from start to finish.

Media ID Label
Media ID Label Instructions
Session Document: General Recording Map
Session Document: Mixing
Session Document: Track Sheet
Session Document: Tracking
Session Document: Overdubs
Session Document: Transfers

Crediting Definitions
The definitions linked below explain which credits are eligible to receive a GRAMMY Award and which are not.

Producer GRAMMY Award Eligibility Crediting Definitions
Engineer GRAMMY Award Eligibility Crediting Definitions

Credits List
The Recording Academy and P&E Wing have created a recommendation document for basic crediting best practices.

Credits and Recording Metadata

Hearing Health Facts

Hearing Health Facts for Sound Professionals & Musicians


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P&E WING CO-CHAIRS (2017-2018)
Ed Cherney
Ann Mincieli

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Don Was
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Producers & Engineers Wing
3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Ph: 310.392.3777


Program Information

Managing Director - Maureen Droney

Co-Chair - Ed Cherney

Co-Chair - Ann Mincieli

General inquiries: PE.Wing@grammy.com