New Format to Spotlight Creative Audio Teams
The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced thenominees for the 17th Annual Technical Excellence & CreativityAwards, which honor outstanding technical and creative achievement inprofessional audio recording and sound production. The 2001presentation takes place Saturday evening, September 22, 2001, at theMarriott Marquis in New York City. Winners will be chosen by a ballotin the August issue of Mix magazine, sent to 35,000 BPA-qualifiedsubscribers.
This year marks a format change in the Outstanding CreativeAchievement category. In past years, the creative achievementcategories have singled out individual producers, engineers and studiosfor their contributions to albums, singles, films and broadcasts. Nownominations are for projects, with awards going to all the talent andfacilities involved with each.
Some of the projects nominated for Outstanding Creative Achievementthis year include Madonna’s Music (Record Production/Single and Album),BB King & Eric Clapton for Riding with the King (RecordProduction/Album), Steely Dan (Tour Production), MTV Music Video Awards(Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast), Gladiator (Film SoundProduction) and The Sopranos (Television Sound Production).
In the 17 Outstanding Technical Achievement categories, spanning thespectrum of professional audio technology, several companies have beennominated in multiple categories including AKG, Hafler, Mackie, Oram,Sennheiser, Shure and Yamaha.
“The industry is excited about the new format for the CreativeAchievement awards,” said Hillel Resner, president of the MixFoundation. “This change draws attention to the fact that creativeprojects result from a team effort. We’re thrilled to be recognizingmore of the people involved in each recording, broadcast and film.”
The Mix Foundation is a non-profit arm of Mix magazine, the proaudio industry’s leading international monthly. Proceeds from the TECAwards go to organizations working for the prevention of hearingimpairment, and to numerous scholarship funds for students of the audioarts and sciences.