SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 15, 2018) — The Recording Academy™ Producers & Engineers Wing® is participating in several panels at this year’s AES New York convention. On Wednesday, October 17, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. as part of the Archiving and Restoration track, the panel “Archiving and Best Practices for Modern Production Workflows” will include moderator Konrad Strauss (Indiana University) and panelists Chuck Ainlay (producer/engineer, METAlliance), Maureen Droney (Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology), Robert Koszela, (Studio Manager, Digital Studios, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services), and Michael Romanowski (Coast Mastering / The Tape Project). Together these experts will discuss standards for archiving and production, including those outlined in the Academy’s recently revised documents “Recommendations for Delivery of Recorded Music Projects” and “Recommendations for High-Resolution music production.”
Later on Wednesday, from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m., at the PSE Recording stage on the show floor, Leslie Ann Jones (Skywalker Sound) and Meyer Sound will present “Hi-Resolution Record Production – It’s Not Rocket Science!” with special guests including GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer Chuck Ainlay.
On Thursday, October 18, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., Droney will moderate “Al Schmitt on the Record,” a conversation with the legendary producer/engineer whose career spans six decades. Schmitt will share stories from his life in music along with practical tips and sage advice about what it takes to become one of the most in-demand talents in the business. This discussion also commemorates the release of Al’s autobiography Al Schmitt on the Record: The Magic Behind the Music (Hal Leonard).
Later on Thursday, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., GRAMMY-nominated producer/engineer and P&E Wing member Jeff Balding will moderate “The P&E Wing Presents: Getting Paid and Credited – Lessons in Self Preservation.” Panelists will include Soundways, Inc. CEO and Co-Founder Gebre Waddell; veteran producer, songwriter, and musician Danny Kortchmar; acclaimed bassist Will Lee; and others. There was a time in the music industry when album credits were second nature and easily found with vinyl record and CD packaging. With the streaming and downloading of music in recent years, there has been a steep decline in credit delivery and access. As a musician, singer, songwriter, producer or engineer, your credits most likely influence your ability to get your next gig, and it’s also how you are identified for royalties. Come to hear how crediting is back in the forefront and how you can take advantage of it.
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