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The Recording Academy
The Recording Academy
(formerly the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences or NARAS) is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other recording professionals. It is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. Neil Portnow is its current president. The Recording Academy, which began in 1957, is known for its Grammy Awards (popularly referred to as "The Grammys"). In 1997, the Recording Academy under Michael Greene launched The Latin Recording Academy, which produces the Latin Grammy Awards.

Contents

1 History 2 Producers and Engineers Wing 3 Grammy University Network (Grammy U) 4 MusiCares 5 Chapters 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] The origin of the academy dates back to the beginning of the 1950s Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
project. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce asked the help of major recording industry executives in compiling a list of people in the music business who should be honored by Walk of Fame stars.[1][2] The music committee, made up of these executives, compiled a list, but as they worked, they realized there were many more talented industry people who would not qualify to be recognized with a Hollywood Boulevard bronze star. The founding committee members included Jesse Kaye, MGM Records; Lloyd Dunn and Richard Jones, Capitol Records; Sonny Burke and Milt Gabler, Decca Records; Dennis Farnon, RCA Records; and Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, and Doris Day from Columbia Records.[3] This was the start of the academy and also of the Grammy Awards.[4][5][6] Producers and Engineers Wing[edit] The Producers and Engineers Wing (P&E Wing) is a part of the academy made up of producers, engineers, mixers, and other technically involved professionals. It is composed of almost 6,000 members. The producers and engineers wing addresses various aspects of issues facing the recording profession. They also support music and recording arts education. The P&E Wing also advocates for the use of professional usage of recording technology as well as the preservation of recordings. The members of this division make up a large portion of those who vote on the Grammy Awards each year. Grammy University Network (Grammy U)[edit] The Grammy University Network (Grammy U) is an organization for college students who are pursuing a career in the music industry. It offers forms of networking, interactive educational experiences and programs, advice from music professionals and internship opportunities. MusiCares[edit] The Recording Academy
The Recording Academy
supports the MusiCares Foundation,[7] a philanthropic organization which provides money and services to musicians in an emergency or crisis.[citation needed] Chapters[edit] The academy has twelve chapters in various locations throughout the United States. The twelve chapters are in Atlanta, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, Memphis, Nashville, New York City, the Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Texas, and Washington D.C. See also[edit]

List of music organizations in the United States The Latin Recording Academy Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

References[edit]

^ " Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
History". LA Times. Retrieved May 21, 2011.  ^ " Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
History". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved May 21, 2011.  ^ ("Broadcasting" magazine 6-17-57.) ^ Thomas, Bob (April 8, 1959). "Record Academy Plans TV Spectacular of Its Own". Ocala Star-Banner. Retrieved January 29, 2011.  ^ "Recording Stars Plan Eddie To Join Oscar And Emmy". The Deseret News. August 9, 1957. Retrieved February 2, 2011.  ^ "Bronze Stars Begot Grammy". The Robesonian. February 22, 1976. Retrieved May 2, 2011.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 2, 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 

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Production

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Charts

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