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Vintage King Sponsors Pensado Awards 2015 Honoring New Music Makers

The Pensado Awards return Sunday, August 30th to LA's Sony Pictures Studios lot with lead sponsor Vintage King Audio, an initial sponsor of the popular "Pensado's Place" weekly web broadcast.

VK Co-Founder Mike Nehra Serves as an Awards Show Pro Committee Member

Pictured (L-R) Vintage King founders Mike and Andrew Nehra, “Pensado’s Place” producer/co-host Herb Trawick and host Dave Pensado.  Photo by David Goggin.

The Pensado Awards return Sunday, August 30th to LA’s Sony Pictures Studios lot with lead sponsor Vintage King Audio, an initial sponsor of the popular “Pensado’s Place” weekly web broadcast. Last year’s ceremony hosted a standing-room-only crowd of over 600 recording industry leaders and this year’s show is set to be even bigger.

“We were one of the original believers and supporters of Pensado’s Place,” commented Vintage King co-founder Mike Nehra. “We’ve proudly watched the phenomenal success of the show and are really excited about playing a role in this new approach to honor the people who are making today’s great music.” Nehra and VK’s director of strategic development Tom Menrath both serve with the 50+ advisors on the pro committee for the show:

The 2015 Pensado Awards will be held outdoors this year under the stars in Calley Park in the middle of the Sony movie lot. A VIP reception will be held on the complex’s Main Street area where guests from all levels and sectors of the recording community will mingle amidst the streets, period homes, and vintage shops made famous in the movies.

“The hybrid music maker of today is a composer, a songwriter, an engineer and a producer,” says Herb Trawick, producer and co-host of the weekly show.  “An entire generation of people now do it all. Our goal with the Pensado Awards is to recognize these hugely creative individuals. Vintage King has been a major sponsor of the Pensado Awards since it’s very beginnings and we are proud to have them with us again at this 2nd annual show.”

The Pensado Awards are a direct result of the passion behind “Pensado’s Place.” The brilliance and hard work of many producers, songwriters, DJ’s, engineers, mixers, live wizards and behind-the-scenes technicians in audio often go unnoticed. The Pensado Awards, founded as a means of acknowledging these talented individuals and their work, are a grand opportunity for the best pros, amateurs, brands and press to come together as one community to celebrate the uncelebrated.  

AfterMaster(r) Audio Labs is serving as presenting sponsor for the upcoming ceremony. Title Sponsors are Audio-Technica, AVID, Blackbird Academy, Hal Leonard, iZotope, Recording Radio Film Connection (RRF), Studio 202, and Vintage King Audio. Premium Sponsors are Augspurger, Barefoot Sound, Bedrock L.A., Burl Audio, SAE Institute, SUBPAC and 3DEXCITE.
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About Pensado’s Place
The hour-long weekly web series Pensado’s Place was created nearly four years ago. Co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more) and show creator Herb Trawick, Pensado’s Place includes interviews with top music industry artists, engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in-depth tutorials in production, engineering and mixing. Pensado’s Place has positioned itself as “the most influential show for audio engineers,” mixers and producers (Forbes Magazine) in just three years, helping to build the next generation of audio greats.    

About Vintage King Audio
Vintage King Audio is a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. No matter the scope of a client’s needs or goals – from selecting a new microphone to designing a studio from the ground up – Vintage King distinguishes itself with standard-setting customer service, which begins with the company’s knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff. For more information, visit: