On September 16, The Recording AcademyÂ® Atlanta Chapter, in association with The Producers & Engineers WingÂ®, presented the GRAMMYÂ® Professional Development Event, â€œAnatomy of a Hit.â€? Sponsored in part by Harman Professional Brands JBL Professional, AKG Acoustics and Lexicon, the event was held at Glenn Schick Mastering and included a panel discussion moderated by Billboard magazineâ€™s R&B/Hip-Hop Senior Music Editor Gail Mitchell.
The â€œAnatomy of a Hitâ€? presentation featured GRAMMY-winning production and songwriting team C. â€œTrickyâ€? Stewart and Kuk Harrell, GRAMMY-winning artist Ciara, RedZone Entertainment artist Bryan J and Executive VP Def Jam/Universal NY Chris Hicks. Stewart and Harrell have enjoyed tremendous success in recent years, having written and produced material for such international stars as BeyoncÃ©, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige and Usher. In this exciting setting, Atlanta music producers, writers and engineers had the chance to see new microphones, headphones, studio monitors, and reverberation
processors from AKG, JBL and Lexicon.
â€œAtlanta is a mecca for modern hip-hop and pop music, along with New York and Los Angeles,â€? said Scott Floyd of Vision2 Marketing, Harmanâ€™s regional manufacturerâ€™s representative. â€œA lot of musicians and producers live in Atlanta and work closely together. Thereâ€™s just a tremendous talent pool here.â€?
â€œAs an official P&E Wing sponsors, JBL, AKG and Lexicon share the P&E Wingâ€™s goals of addressing issues that are critical to the music production and engineering communities, including the adoption of new technology and the sharing of best practices,â€? said Peter Chaikin, Director of Marketing, Recording & Broadcast, JBL Professional. â€œThe â€˜Anatomy of a Hitâ€™ event provided a priceless opportunity to present our technologies and meet Atlantaâ€™s thriving music community.â€?
Integral in organizing the audio technology for the event were: James Willis and Casey Johnson from Vision2 Marketing, and Billy Johnson from CrossOver Entertainment Group, with support from the staff at Glenn Schick Mastering.
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HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets â€“ supported by 15 leading brands including AKGÂ®, Harman KardonÂ®, InfinityÂ®, JBLÂ®, LexiconÂ® and Mark LevinsonÂ®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Companyâ€™s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.