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The members of the Producers & Engineers Wing work together to shape the future of music recording. A Recording Academy membership division created in 2000, the P&E Wing serves the unique needs of producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related professionals. Our members work in all genres and styles. What they have in common is passion for both the creative and technical sides of recording music. Whether it's rock, classical, jazz, electronica, rap, country, R&B, or pop, P&E Wing members know that the sound of a recording helps communicate emotion and bring a song to life. As legendary producer Phil Ramone, a founding member of the Wing says, “Our work creates the beautiful marriage between music and technology.”
Now home to more than 6,000 members, the Wing is a nationwide network. Sound quality, development of new technologies, technical best practices, education in the recording arts, and advocacy for the rights of music creators are all part of the P&E Wing mix. If you are a person who is serious about making great music recordings, the Producers & Engineers Wing is the place to be.
TIPS, TOOLS, GUIDELINES & RECOMMENDATIONS:
Technical Guidelines for Producers and Engineers
Although the music industry’s transition from analog to digital has increased convenience and creative choices, it has also presented new challenges and problems. This fact has prompted members of the P&E Wing to pool their expertise and collaborate in volunteer committee groups that address some of these problems and offer solutions.
The guidelines linked below are the result of those collaborations. If you have comments regarding these documents please e-mail us at: p&ewing@GRAMMY.com.
Recommendation for Delivery of Recorded Music Projects
Recommendations for Surround Sound Production
Digital Audio Workstation Guidelines for Music Production - full version
Digital Audio Workstation Guidelines Quick Reference Guide
Documentation is a critical part of any recording project. The following are examples of templates for documenting recording, mix, and transfer sessions as well as a suggested media ID label for hard drives, DVDs, CDs, etc. We hope you will find these tools useful to help provide the important information that should accompany your project from start to finish.
Media ID Label
Media ID Label Instructions
Session Document: General Recording Map
Session Document: Mixing
Session Document: Track Sheet
Session Document: Tracking
Session Document: Overdubs
Session Document: Transfers
The producer of a recording project is responsible for supplying accurate crediting information to the designated person at the record label or media company who is authorized to receive that information for the purpose of compiling printed or metadata album credits.
The definitions linked below explain which credits are eligible to receive a GRAMMY Award and which are not.
Producer GRAMMY Award Eligibility Crediting Definitions
Engineer GRAMMY Award Eligibility Crediting Definitions
STEERING COMMITTEE (2012-2013)
ADVISORY COUNCIL (2012-2013)
Roy Thomas Baker
T Bone Burnett
Greg "Stryke" Chin
Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell
Leslie Ann Jones
Thom "TK" Kidd
C. "Tricky" Stewart
Narada Michael Walden
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