STAMFORD, CT. - Harman International Industries (NYSE: HAR), a leading provider of branded audio and infotainment electronics for the home, the car, and sound professionals, said today that its professional audio products will play a key role in the new GRAMMY MuseumSM which opened in Los Angeles this week. The new museum is a collaboration between The Recording AcademyÂ®, the membership organization responsible for the GRAMMYÂ® Awards, and Anshutz Entertainment Group, and was founded to celebrate the enduring legacies of music and its premier recognition through the legendary GRAMMY Award.
The museum, located in the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district L.A. LIVE, features some 30,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and dynamic multimedia presentations. To showcase this breadth of musical achievement, The GRAMMY Museum elected to feature professional audio technologies from several Harman International units including loudspeakers from JBL, microphones from AKG, processing technologies from BSS Audio, amplifiers by Crown Audio and mixing systems from Soundcraft.
â€œOur long legacy of technologies for the music business is a natural fit with the museumâ€™s goals,â€? said Dinesh Paliwal, Harmanâ€™s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. â€œFrom legendary artists and the facilities where they perform to premium sound systems for homes and automobiles, our products help to realize the passion that is literally defined by music. We are honored to join The GRAMMY Museum in celebrating this rich heritage.â€?
â€œFor years, the JBL brand has been linked to the history of music production,â€? said Robert Santelli, Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum. â€œIt is fitting that the products of this brand are featured in The GRAMMY Museum. Harman International has long been a supporter of The Recording Academy and weâ€™re pleased to have such a valued partner join us in this exciting new venture.â€?