On September 16, The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter, in association with The Producers & Engineers Wing®, presented the GRAMMY® Professional Development Event, “Anatomy of a Hit.” 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 magazine's R&B/Hip-Hop Senior Music Editor Gail Mitchell.
The “Anatomy of a Hit” presentation featured GRAMMY-winning production and songwriting team C. “Tricky” 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 Beyoncé, 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.
“Atlanta is a mecca for modern hip-hop and pop music, along with New York and Los Angeles,” said Scott Floyd of Vision2 Marketing, Harman's regional manufacturer's representative. “A lot of musicians and producers live in Atlanta and work closely together. There's just a tremendous talent pool here.”
“As an official P&E Wing sponsors, JBL, AKG and Lexicon share the P&E Wing'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,” said Peter Chaikin, Director of Marketing, Recording & Broadcast, JBL Professional. “The â€˜Anatomy of a Hit' event provided a priceless opportunity to present our technologies and meet Atlanta's thriving music community.”
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.
For more information about AKG Microphones and Headphones, please visit http://www.akg.com
For more information on JBL Professional LSR studio monitors, please visit http://www.jblpro.com/LSR
For more information about Lexicon products, please visit http://www.lexicon.com
For more information on The Producers & Engineers Wing, please visit http://www.grammy365.com/producers-engineers-wing
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. 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 Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.