Presenters Announced for Third Annual Pensado Awards, Saturday, August 20, 2016
Presenters are slated to include producer/engineer/mixer Ed Cherney and noted studio executive Rose Mann-Cherney; representatives from Google; producer/engineer/mixer Greg Wells; songwriter/producer busbee; OSCAR®-winning sound designer Mark Mangini; hip-hop production collective 1500 or Nothin’; producer and instrumentalist DJ Iz; engineer/producer/mixer Bob Clearmountain; EastWest Studios manager Candace Stewart; Slate Pro Audio visionary Steven Slate; songwriter and vocal producer Kuk Harrell; producer and songwriter Harmony Samuels; a contingent from G.O.O.D. Music; and other surprise guests. Rock legend Steven Tyler will contribute a special video message congratulating the evening’s Pensado Giant Award winner, engineer/producer/mixer Chris Lord-Alge.
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 12, 2016 — The third annual Pensado Awards (taking place on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232), dubbed by insiders as the must-attend audio event of the year, is fast approaching, and an exciting and varied roster of talented personalities has been announced as presenters for the evening’s categories.
Herb Trawick, the Co-host/Executive Producer and Creator of Pensado’s Place, as well as Manager and Advisor to Co-host Dave Pensado, stated, “The awards are just around the corner, and it’s thrilling that so many of our favorite talented individuals from throughout the industry have signed on as presenters and supporters. August 20 is going to be a huge event, and I can’t wait to see all our friends there for such a warm celebration.”
Created by Herb Trawick and Dave Pensado of Penwick Media (the producers of Pensado’s Place and other industry-leading audio-related media), the awards were founded as a means of acknowledging talented music producers, engineers, mixers and their work, serving as a grand opportunity for the best pros, amateurs, brands and press to come together as one community to celebrate the uncelebrated. The awards will be held outdoors under the stars in Calley Park in the middle of the Sony Pictures Studios lot. A VIP reception will be held on the complex’s Main Street area, and an afterparty will take place in the Sony Commissary, which is connected to the park. Co-hosts will include singer-songwriter/actress/fashion designer Taryn Manning (electronic duo Boomkat, 8 Mile, Orange Is the New Black), drummer Samantha Maloney (Hole, Mötley Crüe, Peaches), producer/engineer/mixer Chris Lord-Alge (Pink, Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Green Day), recording/mix engineer MixedByAli (Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Robin Thicke) and mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen (Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow, T-Bone Burnett). The musical theme of the evening will be “Celebrate the Guitar”; underscoring that theme will be three live performers throughout the ceremony: Phil X (Triumph, Bon Jovi) on electric guitar, Michael “Fish” Herring (Prince, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera) on acoustic guitar and Ethan Farmer (Aretha Franklin, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake) on bass guitar. Tickets for the live ceremony are available for $50.00 here.
Pensado Awards Megaphone Statuette
Pictured L-R: Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick
About The Pensado Awards
The Pensado Awards are a natural outgrowth of the ethos behind Pensado’s Place. In recent years, developments in music and technology have changed the landscape for producers, songwriters, engineers and musicians, encouraging artists and composers of all types to hone their craft. From the self-taught basement amateur to the seasoned industry producer, all manner of music professionals are discovering new methods of working and novel ways to reach fans. The science and art of music-making are in a rapid state of flux, with exciting opportunities awaiting among the talented figures in and out of the spotlight – the people who are currently engineering the next sound that will move the world in the music, film, television and digital realms. Over 100,000 albums and millions of songs are released every year, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of concerts put on worldwide, but the awards often end up in the hands of a lucky select group. So the brilliance and hard work of all those producers, songwriters, DJ’s, engineers, mixers, live wizards and behind-the-scenes technicians in audio often go unnoticed. The Pensado Awards, founded as a means of acknowledging these talented individuals and their work, are a grand opportunity for the best pros, amateurs, brands and press to come together as one community to celebrate the uncelebrated.
About Pensado’s Place
The hour-long weekly web series Pensado’s Place was created over five years ago. Co-hosted by legendary mix engineer Dave Pensado (Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson and more) and show creator Herb Trawick, Pensado’s Place includes interviews with top music industry artists, engineers, producers, mixers, and record executives, as well as in-depth tutorials in production, engineering and mixing. Pensado’s Place has positioned itself as “the most influential show for audio engineers,” mixers and producers (Forbes Magazine). Pensado’s Place is more than just a show, as it highlights the very best in the industry of music, gaming, sound identity on film, and audio equipment, with a presence in live events. As a leading educational resource, Pensado’s Place is helping build the next generation of audio greats. http://www.pensadosplace.tv/.