P&E Wing Monthly Update November 2016

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Through a partnership with our friends at NAMM, we are pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for Recording Academy members to obtain a NAMM badge for the NAMM Show, January 19-22 in Anaheim. NAMM will charge a $25 fee for members of The Recording Academy to attend. Badges are only available to Recording Academy members who do not already have a badge.  To register, please log in to your GRAMMYPro.com account, click on the "My Membership" tab and then the "Discounts" tab and follow the instructions. When registering on the NAMM site, please apply as a "non-member" as membership refers to NAMM membership.

October 5 – New York – Up Close & Personal With Benny Blanco

The New York Chapter hosted a live taping of GRAMMY Pro® Up Close & Personal with Benny Blanco at New York's SubCulture. The GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum producer, known for Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” and Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger,” spoke of his humble beginnings, the music that inspires him, and childhood events that helped shape him into the songwriter/producer he is today. Ebro Darden from APD/Mornings – Hot97 and NYC Anchor Beats 1/Apple Music moderated the conversation.

October 17 – San Francisco – SF Music Tech Summit

The San Francisco Chapter once again sponsored SF MusicTech Summit, a conference that brings together visionaries from the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations. Several Chapter members and staff attended a day of sessions including “The Predictive Power of Musical Data,” “The Future of Music Licensing” and “Virtual Reality for Music Lovers.”  SF Chapter President and Coast Mastering engineer Piper Payne joined the end-of-day panel “The Big Picture,” along with moderator Bryan Calhoun of Blueprint Group and representatives from Distrokid, Gracenote, GGV Capital and Plex.

Payne spoke to the importance of artist rights in the digital music economy and how music creators must now be their own advocates. She highlighted The Recording Academy's GRAMMYs® in My District program and the need for copyright reform to fairly compensate music creators. Payne also shared news on progress in the credits arena with DDEX standards for recording metadata, and engaged in a spirited discussion about improving sound quality on streaming services. By sharing information on these issues with conference attendees, Payne brought the creator perspective front and center to the tech community and challenged them to incorporate these ideas into their own programs and products.

Benefits of Membership

The Recording Academy is the preeminent organization for musicians, producers, engineers and other music professionals. Our mission is to advance artistic and technical excellence, work to ensure a vital and free creative environment, and act as an advocate on behalf of music and its makers.

Our members have access to live events all around the country, as well as 24/7 access to the GRAMMY Pro library of video and editorial content, which explores the industry and craft of music.

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Program Information

Managing Director - Maureen Droney

Co-Chair - Ed Cherney

Co-Chair - Ann Mincieli

General inquiries: PE.Wing@grammy.com

Program Offices

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3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Ph: 310.392.3777
Fx: 310.392.9262

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