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57th Annual Grammy Awards Audio Production Winners

At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards held on February 8, 2015, Sam Smith won the first four Grammy Awards of his career and Beck took home the prestigious award for Album Of The Year for Morning Phase. Other big winners included Beyoncé, Rosanne Cash and Pharrell Williams, who won three Grammy Awards each.

Mix magazine congratulates all of the audio production professionals—producers, recording engineers, mix engineers and mastering engineers—who were named as part of this year’s Grammy Award winning projects:

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Max Martin

  • Bang Bang (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj) (S)
  • Break Free (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd) (S)
  • Dark Horse (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J) (S)
  • Problem (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea) (S)
  • Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) (S)
  • Unconditionally (Katy Perry) (S)

Producer Of The Year, Classical

Judith Sherman

  • Beethoven: Cello & Piano Complete (Fischer Duo)
  • Brahms By Heart (Chiara String Quartet)
  • Composing America (Lark Quartet)
  • Divergence (Plattform K + K Vienna)
  • The Good Song (Thomas Meglioranza)
  • Mozart & Brahms: Clarinet Quintets (Anthony McGill & Pacifica Quartet)
  • Snapshot (American Brass Quintet)
  • Two X Four (Jaime Laredo, Jennifer Koh, Vinay Parameswaran & Curtis 20/21 Ensemble)
  • Wagner Without Words (Ll_r Williams)

Record Of The Year

Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)

Sam Smith

Steve Fitzmaurice, Rodney Jerkins & Jimmy Napes, producers; Steve Fitzmaurice, Jimmy Napes & Steve Price, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Label: Capitol Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Songs LLC obo Naughty Worlds Ltd./Universal-Polygram Int. Tunes, Inc. obo Salli Isaak Songs, Ltd./Universal Polygram Int. Tunes, Inc. obo Method Paperwork

Album Of The Year

Morning Phase


Beck Hansen, producer; Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

Label: Capitol Records

Best Historical Album

The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Hank Williams)

Label: Omnivore Recordings

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Morning Phase (Beck)

Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

Label: Capitol Records

Best Surround Sound Album


Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer 

Label: Columbia Records

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem; Symphony No. 4; The Lark Ascending

Michael Bishop, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Robert Spano, Norman Mackenzie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus)

Label: ASO Media

Best Opera Recording

Charpentier: La Descente D’Orphée Aux Enfers

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Aaron Sheehan; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble)

Label: CPO

Technical Grammy Award

This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of The Recording Academy’s National Trustees to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

Ray Kurzweil

Awarded: 2015

From Ray Kurzweil received the 2015 Technical Grammy Award on February 7, 2015 (presented by producer Mike Clink) for his lifetime of work in the field of music technology.

One of his primary inventions paved the way for re-creating acoustic instruments with electronic equivalents.

“Ray Kurzweil is a best selling author, futurist, computer scientist and inventor,” notes the Grammy Foundation. “He is a current director of engineering at Google.

“Kurzweil is credited as the principal innovator of omni-font optical character recognition, text to speech synthesis and speech recognition technology. He founded Kurzweil Music Systems in 1982 and in 1984 introduced the Kurzweil K250, the first computer based instrument that could realistically re-create the musical response of a grand piano and other orchestra instruments. PBS featured Ray Kurzweil in the hit series They Made America. Ray Kurzweil’s early 1980s successes included synthesizers he engineered with the creative input of musician Stevie Wonder.” 

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