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56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Audio Team Collaborates for Live Broadcast

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (February 11, 2014) — The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, showcased an amazing collection of musical performances and tributes and utilized the latest in technology to provide television viewers worldwide with a cutting-edge, high-definition/5.1 surround sound event.

The GRAMMY Awards’ technical staff consists of audio pioneers who continually strive to employ the latest in HDTV and 5.1 technology to enhance the show. The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® members Hank Neuberger and Glenn Lorbecki supervised the broadcast audio and the music mix respectively, while fellow P&E Wing member Leslie Ann Jones supervised the house audio.

Caption: Only minutes before the start of the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, several members of the 2014 audio team gathered for a photo. Pictured L-R: top row: Mikael Stewart, FOH Production Mixer; Andres Arango, Head Stage Monitor Tech/ATK Audiotek Project Manager; Jeff Peterson, System Designer, ATK Audiotek. Second row from top: Doug Mountain, Academy Consulting Engineer; Maureen Droney, P&E Wing Senior Executive Director. Third row from top: Leslie Ann Jones, GRAMMY Award Supervisor of FOH Audio; Glenn Lorbecki, GRAMMY Award Telecast Supervisor of Broadcast Audio. Second row from bottom: BJ Ramone, son of the late legendary producer Phil Ramone; Hank Neuberger, GRAMMY Award Telecast Supervisor of Broadcast Audio. Bottom row: Eric Schilling, Co-Broadcast Music Mixer; John Harris, Co-Broadcast Music Mixer; Ron Reaves, FOH Music Mixer. Photograph courtesy of The Recording Academy®/WireImage. © 2014.

About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,500 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.

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