Music Industry Educational Summit Is A Huge Success

(Press Release | Posted 2006-11-19)

Music Industry Educational Summit Is A Huge Success

The Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E Wing) of The Recording Academy®, Nashville's Belmont University (Mike Curb College Of Entertainment and Music Business) and the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) hosted a two day series of workshops and educational seminars focusing on the current and future direction of the music industry. Titled "Music Industry Education Summit" the event brought key music educators from around the country to Music City on November 10-11 to interact with leading publishers, lawyers, artist management, record label executives, music marketing professionals and GRAMMY® Award-winning Producers and Engineers with the goal of improving the quality of music and entertainment education.

Shown are the panelists from Session IV - Record Technology/Production with P&E Wing Executive Director Maureen Droney. Pictured (L-R) are George Massenburg (Little Feat, James Taylor, Journey), Maureen Droney, Jeff Balding (Keith Urban, Megadeth, Jewel), Justin Niebank (Rascal Flatts, Los Lonely Boys, Bon Jovi) and Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Queens of the Stone Age, Blues Traveler).

Photo courtesy of The Recording Academy® Photographed by: Tim Jackson/ ©2006

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, 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 Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs -- including the creation of the national public education campaign What's The Download® ( For more information about The Academy, please visit

Currently, 6,000 professionals comprise the Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording community. This organized voice for the creative and technical recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, while ensuring its role in the development of new technologies, recording and mastering recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. The Wing builds on the existing regional professional development activities of The Recording Academy, which include workshops, forums and panel discussions, and other recording technology-related events, all occurring locally and nationally throughout the year. For more information, please visit

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