Jimmy Iovine Honored By Recording Academy Producers & Engineers
December 22, 2011 at 7:04 AM (PT)
THE RECORDING ACADEMY's Producers & Engineers Wing will hold its fifth annual GRAMMY Week event by honoring INTERSCOPRE RECORDS Founder and longtime producer JIMMY IOVINE for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. The event will be held on WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8th at THE VILLAGE RECORDING STUDIOS in LOS ANGELES. U2 singer BONO and longtime producer/rapper DR. DRE will serve as honorary event co-chairs.
"The work of the Producers & Engineers Wing is essential to ensure that the importance of sound quality and the integrity of recorded music continue to be acknowledged and preserved in our evolving landscape," THE RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW said. "This year we pay tribute to an industry leader, JIMMY IOVINE, who has made an indelible impact as a recording engineer, producer, founder of INTERSCOPE RECORDS, and now entrepreneur focused on audio quality. As we continue to highlight those who work 'behind the glass,' we are very pleased this year to celebrate someone of JIMMY's stature who is so dedicated to this important cause."