The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® Presents Panel on Credits and Data Standards at the 139th AES Convention in NYC

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Santa Monica, Calif. (October 19, 2015) — On Saturday, October 31, at the 139th International AES Convention at Javits Center in NYC, The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® will present "Your Credits, YOUR Money, the new Data Standards and DDEX —What YOU Need to Know!" The panel will take place from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., in room 1A22.

A group of key international experts from the world of music business metadata will convene for the first time for this special event, providing timely information regarding new developments in the collection of recording metadata. Paul Jessop of the U.K.’s County Analytics will serve as moderator. Panelists will include Jonathan Bender – COO, SoundExchange; Maureen Droney – Managing Director, The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing; Niels Rump – DDEX Secretariat; and John Spencer – President, BMS/Chace.

In the digital world, capturing data during the recording process is more important than ever before. This includes credits such as creative contributor names and roles, along with song identifiers and technical information. Without this data, both monetization opportunities and payments to the recording’s creative contributors can be missed. The challenges to collecting this data and ensuring it flows throughout the entire supply chain are being addressed by a consortium of media companies working with DDEX (www.ddex.net), an international organization standardizing the music supply chain through the creation of common formats for information communication. This special event, held in collaboration with The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, will provide a progress report introducing attendees to new data standards, an exciting new metadata collection application, and information about how these will impact audio and recording professionals in the very near future.

About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY® Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Google +,Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,500 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.

About DDEX: DDEX is a consortium of leading media companies, music licensing organizations, digital service providers and technical intermediaries, focused on the creation of digital supply chain standards. To support the automated exchange of information along the digital supply chain, DDEX has standardized the format in which information is represented in XML messages and the method by which the messages are exchanged between business partners. These standards are developed and made available for industry-wide implementation. DDEX standards help rights-holders, retailers and technical intermediaries to more effectively communicate information along the digital supply chain. This leads to efficient business transactions, reduced costs and increased revenues for all sectors involved. www.ddex.net.