Pensado Awards To Debut
June 25, 2014 at 5:19 PM (PT)
The first-ever PENSADO AWARDS, honoring producers, DJs, mixers, engineers and others in the studio environment, will take place on SATURDAY, JUNE 28th at THE FAIRMONT MIRAMAR in SANTA MONICA, CA, to be followed one week later by a global online broadcast. The awards are the brainchild of GRAMMY-winning mix engineer DAVE PENSADO and HERB TRAWICK, co-host/Exec. Producer/creator of the digital series Pensado’s Place, which spotlights today’s emerging brand of music professional, “recognizing the faces behind the sound.”
Scheduled to co-host are acclaimed singer-songwriter LISA LOEB, DJ/producer YOUNG GURU and producer/engineers CHRIS LORD-ALGE and MARCELLA ARAICA.
PENSADO AWARD categories include Game Changer Producer of the Year; Break Thru Songwriter; Spin Doctor DJ Award; Outstanding Achievement in Sound for Film, Television and Gaming; OMG! Mix of the Year; Unique Project Studio; Break Thru Mixer; Best Non-English Song; Tracking Engineer; Pensado Giant Award; Master of Mastering; Live/FOH; AIR Award (Best Assistant, Intern or Runner); Outstanding Brand; DAVE PENSADO Educator Award; and HERB TRAWICK Visionary Award. A full list of nominees can be found at http://pensadoawards.com/award_categories.html.
“As an engineer and mixer myself, I am acutely aware that so many of the most talented people in the industry never get the recognition they deserve,” stated PENSADO. “With the typical music award focusing on the pop diva, the chart topping band or the ubiquitous producer, the PENSADO AWARDS will shine the light on an often-ignored part of the process. In doing so, the program celebrates the cutting-edge technology and art of creation of music.”
“We are very thrilled about the opportunity to put on an awards show that is by the people and for the people,' HERB TRAWICK stated. “The buzz has been electric, and we are already talking about making this an annual event.”