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The Recording Academy’s P&E Wing to Produce Recording Session for Grammys on the Hill

The Producers & Engineers (P&E) Wing of The Recording Academy will produce a recording session for the Grammys on the Hill event on September 6, 2006 in Washington, D.C. Grammys on the Hill connects top recording artists and songwriters with leading members of Congress in the nation’s capital.

The P&E Wing’s “Making the Record” recording session will be presented before an audience of 200 to 250 that includes members of Congress. It will feature two-time Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson and her band jamming with members of the Recording Arts and Sciences Congressional Caucus. The event will take place in a temporary recording studio set up in the Cannon House Office Building Caucus Room on Capitol Hill. Grammy-winning musicians, songwriters, producers and engineers, along with the “Congressional Grammy Band,” will demonstrate the process of creating a record and highlight the roles of the songwriter, artist, producer and engineer.

The recording will be produced by a team of P&E Wing leaders that includes engineer Malcolm Harper of Austin, Texas’ Reelsound Recording, producer/engineer Glenn Lorbecki of Seattle’s Glenn Sound and producer/engineer Mike Clink. For this project, a studio is being constructed with the help of GC Pro (the outside sales division of Guitar Center), JBL Professional, Shure Incorporated, Solid State Logic, Auralex Acoustics and equipment rental firms Advanced Audio of Los Angeles and AVHQ of Lanham, Md.

“Advocacy for the interests of the music recording community is an important part of the P&E Wing’s mission,” says P&E Wing Executive Director Maureen Droney. “We’re thrilled to be playing an integral part in Grammys on the Hill and this high-profile recording session, which spotlights the people who work behind the scenes to create music.”

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