The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing continues to gain traction with its advocacy and awareness-raising initiatives through 2016.
Building on new research that shows many consumers want access to higher quality audio for their music and are willing to pay for it, the P&E Wing is helping to move the industry forward by providing high quality listening opportunities and recommendations for best practices for recording Hi-Res Audio.
The Wing has also driven serious progress towards making proper crediting for music creators an integral part of the music business ecosystem by supporting the development of the DDEX (Digital Data Exchange) recording metadata standard RIN (Recording Information Notification), set to be officially published on October 13, 2016.
P&E Wing professional events aim to support the recording community overall, providing education and networking across the country, from Studio Summits in Dallas, New Orleans and Seattle, to Up Close & Personal interviews with Diplo in Philadelphia; Butch Walker and Dave Cobb in Atlanta; and listening sessions in Chicago, Memphis, Nashville and San Francisco, to name just a few.
This year, propelled by research that provides evidence regarding the large number of teenagers at risk of hearing loss from how loud they’ve been listening to music over the last 15 years, the P&E Wing has also partnered with The Recording Academy’s MusicCares foundation to create a new, educational GRAMMY Hearing Health initiative. As part of this new effort, MusiCares provided a mobile van with free hearing tests on site at the convention floor of the Los Angeles AES Convention.