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.

TIPS, TOOLS, GUIDELINES & RECOMMENDATIONS:

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 Audio Production - DRAFT
Recommendation for Delivery of Recorded Music Projects
Recommendations for Surround Sound Production
Digital Audio Workstation Guidelines for Music Production - full version
Digital Audio Workstation Guidelines Quick Reference Guide

 

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

P&E WING CO-CHAIRS (2016-2017)
Ed Cherney
Ann Mincieli

STEERING COMMITTEE (2016-2017)
Jeff Balding
Ivan Barias
Ed Cherney
Matt Hennessy
Ken “Duro” Ifill
Thom “TK” Kidd
Manny Marroquin
Ann Mincieli
Morgan Page
Piper Payne
John Poppo

ADVISORY COUNCIL (2016-2017)
Chuck Ainlay
Carlos Alvarez
Peter Asher
Roy Thomas Baker
Jeff Balding
Ivan Barias
Michael Bishop
Benny Blanco
Bruce Botnick
Eric Boulanger
Mark Bright
Richard Burgess
T Bone Burnett
Ed Cherney
Joe Chiccarelli
Greg "Stryke" Chin
Mike Clink
Jimmy Douglass
Serona Elton
Geoff Emerick
Frank Filipetti
Chris Finney
David Frost
McKay Garner
Javier Garza
Serban Ghenea
Bill Gibson
Steve Gillis
Alex Da Kid
Jeff Greenberg
David Gross
Jake Grotticelli
Dave Hampton
Matt Hennessy
Ryan Hewitt
Ken "Duro" Ifill
Scott Jacoby
Jimmy Jam
Rodney Jerkins
Lorenzo Johnson
Leslie Ann Jones
Kevin Kadish
Bennett Kaufman
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton
Thom "TK" Kidd
Kevin Killen
​Emily Lazar
Glenn Lorbecki
Bob Ludwig
Gavin Lurssen
​Manny Marroquin
​Harvey Mason, Jr.
George Massenburg
Sylvia Massy
Andres Mayo
Brad McCoy
Richard McIlvery
​Boris Milan
Ann Mincieli
​Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell
Tre Nagella
Hank Neuberger
Phil Nicolo
Dave O'Donnell
Keith Olsen
Morgan Page
Piper Payne
John Poppo
Salaam Remi
Nile Rodgers
Michael Romanowski
Mark Ronson
​David Sabee
Rafa Sardina
Elliot Scheiner
Andrew Scheps
Eric Schilling
Al Schmitt
Ryan Schwabe
John Spencer
Matt Still
Bruce Swedien
Zoe Thrall
Gebre Waddell
Don Was
Dion "No I.D." Wilson
Dan Workman

Producers & Engineers Wing
3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Ph: 310.392.3777
pe.wing@grammy.com

Program Information


Managing Director - Maureen Droney


Co-Chair - Ed Cherney


Co-Chair - Ann Mincieli

General inquiries: PE.Wing@grammy.com

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