Rick Rubin. Photo: Robbie Fimmano.
The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing announces the sponsors of the ninth annual Grammy Week Celebration, which this year honors eight-time Grammy Award winner Rick Rubin (pictured) for his commitment to creative and sonic excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. The event will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at The Village studios in West Los Angeles.
"This annual event kicks off Grammy Week and is always a highlight of the P&E Wing's yearly schedule," says Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology. "This year's honoree, iconic producer Rick Rubin, is an industry legend, and we are extremely proud to celebrate his career at our signature event. With that in mind, we'd like to acknowledge our complete list of Title, Premier and Supporting Sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. This event illuminates the professionals who represent the essential backbone of the recording industry, and our sponsor partners recognize that fact with their support. We are enormously grateful for their partnership in helping us to host this special evening."
Title Sponsors include Harman Professional brands AKG, dbx, JBL Professional and Lexicon, and Iron Mountain Entertainment Services.
These brands are joined by Premier Sponsors Avid Technology, Inc.; DTS, Inc.; ELS Studio Premium Audio—Powered by Panasonic; Google Chromecast Audio; Music Marketing; Shure; and TIDAL HiFi Streaming.
Supporting Sponsors include Apogee; Audeze; Audio-Technica; Capital Bauer Studio Insurance Program; Guitar Center Professional; iZotope; LG Electronics; Louisiana Entertainment; Lurssen Mastering; Ocean Way Audio; Recording, Radio and Film Connection (RRF); Shinola; SONOS; Sound Exchange; and Vintage King Audio.
CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka toasts to the night as official "Spirit Partner," offering innovative food-and-cocktail pairings, and part of the "Ultimate Collaboration" between CÎROC and The Recording Academy, lasting throughout Grammy Week.
Rubin has received eight Grammy Awards, including two for Producer Of The Year for 2006 and 2008. His other wins include two for Album Of The Year (Adele, 21; Dixie Chicks, Taking The Long Way), two for Best Country Album (Taking The Long Way; Johnny Cash, Unchained), Record Of The Year (Dixie Chicks "Not Ready To Make Nice"), and Best Rock Album (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium). Producing critically acclaimed and multi-Platinum albums in a wide array of genres, including country, hip-hop, metal, pop, rock, and soul, additional artists Rubin has worked with include the Beastie Boys, Black Sabbath, Neil Diamond, Eminem, Jay Z, Kid Rock, LL Cool J, Metallica, Tom Petty, Public Enemy, Damien Rice, Ed Sheeran, Slayer, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, and ZZ Top.
As the Producers & Engineers Wing 2016 honoree, Rubin joins an impressive list of past honorees: Chris Blackwell, T Bone Burnett, Tom Dowd, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, Jimmy Iovine, Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, Nile Rodgers, Al Schmitt, Jerry Wexler, and Neil Young.
Grammy Week culminates with the 58th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, February 15, 2016, airing live on the CBS Television Network in all four U.S. time zones for the first time: 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/5 p.m. PT.
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