Do what we say or we will record you poorly – Ha Haaa!:
- Issues surrounding the music industry are heating up, and most stories revolve around the record labels, musicians, congress, consumers, and music pirates. Often lost in the noise is the importance of another major player in the business: the technical folks who make recorded music happen.
To gain visibility, this group formed the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E Wing) in 2000 in an effort to provide an organized voice for the creative and technical members of the music industry. The organization says that in those two short years it has become a “driving force in creating and instituting important industry policies and initiatives and continues to play a crucial role in advocacy, royalty participation, standardization, preservation, and recognition of artistic achievement.”
The P&E Wing says it has dedicated much of its resources to advocacy since its inception in 2000. That same year, members of the Wing backed the introduction of a bill establishing a National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress, which was the first nationwide effort to preserve American music recordings.
Earlier this year, the P&E Wing, on behalf of its 5000 US members, sent a letter to the House Subcommittee on the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property, calling on Congress to focus on the role of producers and engineers in the creative process and to address the interests of producers and engineers in copyright-related legislation (including webcasting royalties). The P&E Wing says the letter was co-signed by several big names in the music business and marked the first time producers were heard as “one voice” and recognized on Capitol Hill regarding a matter of public policy….
Hey, I know those guys.