northridge, ca -- The Recording Academy will present JBL Professional, part of Harman International Industries with a Technical Grammy Award at a special ceremony to be held prior to the upcoming 47th annual Grammy Awards scheduled for a live telecast on February 13.
According to JBL Professional president and Harman Pro Group president Mark Terry, JBL Professional will be recognized for making a lasting contribution to culture around the world. "All of us at JBL Professional are deeply honored to be recognized by The Recording Academy for technical achievement. Since the company was founded by James B. Lansing in 1946, JBL has dedicated itself to advancing the state-of-the-art in a broad range of entertainment technology, including music recording. This award is not only for a body of work that spans almost 60 years, it is also for a philosophy that continues to guide our efforts today."
In a news release issued yesterday, The Recording Academy president Neil Portnow also announced that a Technical Grammy Award will be presented to legendary producer Phil Ramone, an early advocate of the CD who has also been an audio supervisor for the Grammy telecasts.