The team behind Pensado’s Place, the acclaimed weekly web series known as the most influential show for audio engineers, mixers and producers, and its co-hosts Herb Trawick and Dave Pensado, holds the second annual Pensado Awards, co-hosted by Prominent TV personality, producer and musician Randy Jackson (American Idol, Journey, etc.) and producer-engineers Chris Lord-Alge (Muse, Pink, Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Green Day, Daughtry, Paramore, Black Eyed Peas), Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Young Guru (Jay Z, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey) and Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails, others). Presenters will include such figures as Quincy Jones, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Al Schmitt and over a dozen other prominent figures in the recording industry. Music will be curated by acclaimed turntablist and Beastie Boys collaborator Mix Master Mike.
The Pensado Awards are a natural outgrowth of the ethos behind Pensado’s Place. From the self-taught basement amateur to the seasoned industry producer, all manner of music professionals are discovering new methods of working and novel ways to reach fans and we are here to honor them. The awards highlight the brilliance and hard work of all those producers, songwriters, DJ’s, engineers, mixers, live wizards and behind-the-scenes technicians in audio that often go unnoticed. The Pensado Awards unites the best pros, amateurs, brands and press to come together as one community to celebrate the uncelebrated.
Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, under the stars in Calley Park. The night will kick off with a VIP reception on the complex’s Main Street area Theatre (aka Capra Park), followed by an afterparty, “Into the Lair,” at the Sony Commissary. An “AfterMaster Lounge” in the Rita Hayworth Dining Room will host VIP guests and influencers throughout the evening.
Sunday, August 30, 2015. Festivities will start at 6:30 p.m. PDT. A video production of the ceremony will follow and be posted on the Pensado’s Place YouTube channel.