The third annual Pensado Awards has announced its nominees in 15 categories. The awards will be taking place on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA.
A few key highlights among the categories and nominees include:
Game Changer Producer of the Year
Greg Kurstin for Adele, “Hello”
Mike Posner, Martin Terefe and SeeB for Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza [Seeb Remix]”
Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton for Chris Stapleton, “Tennessee Whiskey”
Ninteen85, DJ Maphorisa, Noah "40" Shebib
Wiz Kid for Drake, “One Dance”
Pharrell Williams, Sounwave and Michael Kuhle for Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Break Thru Songwriter
Paul Barry and James Bay for James Bay, "Let It Go"
Greg Kurstin for Adele, "Hello"
Brody Brown for Lukas Graham, "7 Years"
Julia Michaels for Fifth Harmony, "Work From Home"
Tyler Joseph for Twenty One Pilots, "Ride”
Spin Doctor DJ Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound for Visual Medium
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Straight Outta Compton
Other categories include:
OMG! Mix of the Year
Master of Mastering
Best Non-English Song
Break Thru Mixer Award
AIR Award (Best Assistant, Intern or Runner)
Pensado Giant Award
Dave Pensado Educator Award
Herb Trawick Visionary Award.
A full list of nominees can be found at pensadoawards.com/award_categories.html.
Herb Trawick, the Co-host/Executive Producer and Creator of Pensado’s Place, as well as Manager and Advisor to Co-host Dave Pensado, stated, “We are getting very close to the awards show date, and we are pleased to unveil our nominees. They represent a diverse cross-section of our industry, from studio employees to established names. Each is a vital piece of the music industry machine, and we are excited to honor each one of them. It is a distinct pleasure to see their names gathered on one list, and we look forward to distributing the awards on August 20.”
Tickets for the live ceremony are available for $50.00 here.
For more information, visit pensadoawards.com.