GRAMMY U presents the Era of the Engineer tour with three-time GRAMMY nominated engineer and producer and member of The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing advisory council, Young Guru. This exciting new platform will offer college students the opportunity to explore the importance of the audio engineer’s role in today’s do-it-yourself recording climate through town hall discussions and in-studio sessions.
Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton has an impressive resume in the recording industry. Young Guru possesses over a decade of experience in sound engineering, productions and A&R for Roc-A-Fella records and Def Jam recordings. Since 1999, he has manned the mixing board while rap mogul Jay-Z rhymed in the booth for 10 of his 11 studio albums. Along the way, he has collaborated with artists such as Drake, Rihanna, Eminem, Talib Kweli and Ludacris. He has recorded almost every other A-list MC and is recognized for shaping some of the biggest talent in hip hop. In 2010, he became Jay-Z’s official tour DJ. It is no surprise that he is revered as, “the sound of New York”… some even say that he has the “midas touch”.
Friday, April 26
4:45 p.m.- Media check-in
5:15 p.m.- Interviews
6:00 p.m.- Presentation begins
Media R.S.V.P. is required.
Emory Center for Ethics
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
About The Recording Academy:
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information on the academy please visit www.grammy.com. For exclusive content and breaking news, join The GRAMMY’s social communities: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, FourSquare, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr and YouTube.
About GRAMMY U:
GRAMMY U is a unique and fast-growing community of full-time college students primarily between the ages of 17 and 25, who are pursuing a career in the recording industry. The Recording Academy created GRAMMYU to help prepare college students for their careers in the music industry through networking, education programs and performance opportunities. GRAMMY U is designed to enhance students’ current academic curriculum with access to recording industry professionals to give an “out of classroom” perspective on the recording industry. For GRAMMY U coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit social networks on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To stay up-to-date on the Atlanta chapter of The Recording Academy, visit and “like” their Facebook page.
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