The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® 15th Annual GRAMMY® Week Celebration took place on Wed, Feb. 1, 2023, at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles. Reprising what has become a highly anticipated event that marks the official start of GRAMMY Week, representatives from a large range of top manufacturers, services and organizations pledged their support for the event and were in attendance to honor individuals who strive for audio excellence and who have championed creative freedom throughout their career. The event is focused on the irreplaceable contributions made by recording, mixing and mastering engineers and record producers whose technical expertise and creative brilliance earn these behind-the-glass professionals GRAMMY Awards® and nominations of their own. This special evening also featured the presentation of the Recording Academy's CEO Merit Award to innovative drummer, producer and three-time GRAMMY® winner Terri Lyne Carrington and revered classical producer and 14-time GRAMMY winner Judith Sherman.
The event was sponsored by leading companies and organizations from the entertainment and music sector. Premier Sponsors included Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Neumann, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., and Shure. Supporting Sponsors included AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services (The Recording Studio Insurance Program), Audio Engineering Society, Audio-Technica, Fraunhofer, Genelec, Joe D'Ambrosio Management, Louisiana Entertainment, Lurssen Mastering, Neve, Ocean Way Audio, Sound Credit, SoundExchange, Soundwide, Transparence, Ultimate Ears, and VEVA Sound. Additionally, A/V components for the event were provided by L-Acoustics, JBL and KALI Audio.
Personnel from several of the sponsors weighed in on the evening's festivities:
Dino Bekis, vice president and general manager, wearables and mixed signal solutions, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. stated, "We are thrilled to have been a Premier Sponsor for this year's P&E Wing GRAMMY Week event. Based on our State of Sound consumer research, we know that more people than ever before want a premium experience when they are listening to their favorite artists. Enabling consumers to hear their music in stunning lossless quality is one of the key reasons behind the creation of the Snapdragon Sound™ technology, which allows music to be enjoyed exactly as the artist intended with wireless earbuds, headphones and speakers. We recognize how dedicated the P&E Wing is to the state-of-the-art of audio recording, and that aligns closely with the core values of Qualcomm."
"This yearly highlight gathers those who make today's recordings together with our industry friends and supporters at The Village Studios to kick off GRAMMY Week," stated Maureen Droney, Vice President of the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing. "Each year, we explore new ways to make our event special and one-of-a-kind. This year's event has been called 'magical' by numerous attendees, and we wouldn't have been able to create it without the support of our loyal sponsor partners. We offer our sincere thanks to them for helping to make this year's event, with stunning performances by Kronos Quartet and Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, one of the best ever."
GRAMMY Week culminated with the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards® at Los Angeles' Crypto.com Arena on Sun, Feb. 5, broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and streamed live and on-demand on Paramount+.
For more information about the Academy and its Producers & Engineers Wing, visit recordingacademy.com