Pensado Awards

Industry Leaders Support The Upcoming Fourth Annual Pensado Awards

The fourth annual Pensado Awards (taking place on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Los Angeles’ historic Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028), the upcoming awards show acknowledging today’s emerging brand of music professional and “recognizing the faces behind the sound,” has announced additional sponsor partners in advance of the award ceremony next month.

The hour-long weekly web series Pensado’s Place was created over five years ago. Co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Jackson and more) and show creator Herb Trawick, Pensado’s Place includes interviews with top music industry artists, engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in-depth tutorials in production, engineering and mixing. Pensado’s Place has positioned itself as “the most influential show for audio engineers,” mixers and producers (Forbes Magazine). Pensado’s Place is more than just a show, as it highlights the very best in the audio industry from music, film, TV, gaming, live, hardware and software with a presence in live events. As a leading educational resource, Pensado’s Place is helping build the next generation of audio greats:

The list of sponsors comprises some of the most prominent names in professional audio, M.I., audio education and the media. Hip-hop production collective 1500 or Nothin', an American musical ensemble composed of record producers, songwriters, musicians and music videographers, based in Inglewood, CA, serves as the Premier Sponsor for the fourth annual Pensado Awards. Additional main sponsors include The Blackbird Academy, NAMM, Avid, Westlake Pro, Roland, Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, Audio-Technica, AFM & SAG-AFTRA, iZotope, The Fab Factory, accusonus, FabFilter, BeatSkillz, Celemony, Tascam, Groove3, IK Multimedia, Indaba Music, LANDR, Heavyocity Media, International Music Software Trade Association(IMSTA) and Music Connection Magazine.

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 continue to be blessed to have the support of some of the leading brands and organizations in the industry. Each is a leader in their own right and we thank them for their ongoing support.”

Created by Herb Trawick and Dave Pensado of Penwick Media (the producers of Pensado's Place and other industry-leading audio-related media), the Pensado Awards were founded as a means of acknowledging talented music producers, engineers, mixers, songwriters and their work, serving as a grand opportunity for the best pros, amateurs, brands and press to come together as one community to celebrate the uncelebrated. Since its inception, the show has continued to gain momentum and garner attention throughout the industry and beyond. The Fonda Theatre will provide an intimate backdrop for Pensado Awards 4, which will feature an entirely new vibe and new show format using cutting-edge technology, plus additional surprises throughout the night. This year’s co-hosts are drummer Samantha Maloney (Hole, Mötley Crüe, Peaches), legendary producer, engineer and mixer Chris Lord-Alge (Pink, Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Green Day) and Kosine of acclaimed production duo Da Internz (Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, John Legend).

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