Recording Academy, P&E Wing at 2008 PotLuckCon in New Orleans

Jun 2, 2008 1:38 PM


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The Recording Academy's Memphis Chapter and Producers & Engineers Wing will present four key discussions at the 2008 Pot Luck Audio Conference (PotLuckCon, formerly TapeOpCon), June 7-8 at the Sheraton New Orleans (500 Canal Street in New Orleans). Two of these events, "Protecting Your Assets! Archiving for the Future" and "The Future of Music," will explore aspects of the direction of the industry as a whole, while the other two events will together constitute "The Urban Edge," centering on hip-hop/urban music recording.

"Protecting Your Assets! Archiving for the Future" the second panel in a continued series spotlighting the future of digital media/metadata archiving protocol, will take place on Saturday June 7, from 3-4:30 p.m. It will be moderated by P&E Wing Co-Chairman Glenn Lorbecki and presented by legendary producer/engineer/designer George Massenburg, BMS/Chace President John Spencer, Indiana University's Konrad Strauss, Tardon Feathered of Mr. Toads Mastering and Bill Graham archivist, and Garret Haines of TreeLady Studios.

Another discussion, "The Future of Music," will take place on Sunday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and be moderated by journalist/producer/engineer Larry Crane and presented by George Massenburg, Tardon Feathered, artist/musician/engineer Mike Wells, Web development expert Matt Silbert, Shadow Hills Industries president Peter Reardon and producer/engineer/mixer John Congleton.

"The Urban Edge," hosted by the Recording Academy Memphis Chapter, will take place on Saturday, June 7 from 1–4:30 p.m. and feature two panels of experts offering insight into recording in the hip-hop/urban music industry. The first panel, "Exploring Hustle & Flow: Urban Hip-Hop Music in Filmmaking," focusing on the Craig Brewer-directed film Hustle & Flow, will be moderated by Jon Hornyak, senior executive director of the Memphis Chapter, and will feature film score composer and music supervisor Scott Bomar, songwriter/artist/producer Al Kapone, and mixing engineer Slice Tee.

The second panel, "In Their Own Words: Urban and Hip-Hop Producers Discuss Their Craft," will be moderated by Texas-based producer, engineer and studio owner-operator Dan Workman and will feature Kapone, Miami-based engineer/mixer/producer Jimmy Douglass, Atlanta-based artist/producer/studio owner and operator Billy Hume, Memphis mixer/engineer Carlton Lynn, New Orleans artist/producer DJ Raj Smoove, and Memphis engineer/producer Ralph Sutton.

The general public can attend Urban Edge panels for $20, which also includes admission to the PotLuckCon Exhibition Hall on June 7. For more information about "The Urban Edge" or to make a reservation, contact the Memphis Chapter at 901/525-1340 or Admission to "The Urban Edge" is also open to all fully registered PotLuckCon attendees.

"PotLuckCon is a grassroots forum that resonates with all manner of recording enthusiasts, from hobbyists to seasoned professionals," says Maureen Droney, executive director of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing. "The present and future of the industry is represented in one place in a very 'real world' way. It's the perfect venue for a workshop such as 'The Urban Edge,' as well as important discussions on the crisis of digital data management and how it affects our industry’s future."

Registration for first-time PotLuckCon attendees will be $295, and returning attendee registration is $250. Registration for Recording Academy members is $250. For more information about PotLuckCon or to register, visit

For more information about The Recording Academy, visit For more information about the P&E Wing, visit

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