The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEG AND CEA PRESENT HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO EXPERIENCE EVENT IN NEW YORK
Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group to Participate in
Listening Event to be Held at Jungle City Studios on June 24
WHO: Three-time GRAMMY winner Chuck Ainlay; six-time GRAMMY winner Frank Filipetti; seven-time GRAMMY winner Bob Ludwig;GRAMMY-nominated composer,engineer and producer David Chesky; Producers & Engineers Wing Senior Executive Director Maureen Droney and members of The Recording Academy® P&E Wing, along with producers and other prominent music industry figures will be in attendance.
WHAT: The Producers & Engineers Wing in conjunction with The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) will present a high-resolution listening event to celebrate the recent industry agreement for a formal definition for high-resolution audio. Ainlay, Filipetti, Ludwig and Chesky will be sharing their work experience and will play audio master selections from artists Miranda Lambert, Mark Knopfler, Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Wonder, among others. The audio masters will be provided by label partners Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group and will be played in the state-of-the art Jungle City Studios control room. The event will also feature high-resolution audio player demonstrations from manufacturers Astell & Kern, dCS Ltd., Onkyo USA, and Sony Electronics. Hi-res digital music retailers Acoustic Sounds and HD Tracks will also be presenting the latest in master-quality recordings available to the public.
WHERE: Jungle City Studios
520 W. 27 St.
New York, N.Y. 10001
WHEN: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
6:30–10 p.m. Listening Sessions & Manufacturer Demonstrations
This Producers & Engineers Wing event will take place during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Week in New York and will be followed on Wednesday, June 25 by a panel discussion titled Making High Resolution Audio Accessible on Wednesday, June 25 at the Altman Gallery (135 18th Street, New York) from 3–3:45 p.m. Topics to be covered include the benefits of high-resolution audio, the need to demonstrate hi-res audio in the retail market, the various options for delivering hi-res files to consumers, and the best ways to reach young music enthusiasts. Moderated by Marc Finer, senior director, DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, panelists include Aaron Levine, product marketing manager, home audio division, Sony Electronics; Paul Wasek, national marketing and product planning manager, Onkyo USA; Jim Belcher, vice-president, technology and production global digital business, Universal Music Group; Howie Singer, chief technology strategist, Warner Music Group; Droney; and John Jackson, vice president marketing, Sony Music Legacy Recordings.