Avid Technology, Inc.
Feb 17, 2016

Avid Customers Shine at the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards

Record of the Year and Album of the Year Among the Award Winners Created Using Avid's Artist Suite Solutions for Music Creation and Audio Post Production

BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulated its many customers recognized for their outstanding achievements in the recording arts with award wins and nominations at the 58th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. The world's most prestigious ceremony for music excellence honored numerous artists, producers and engineers who have embraced Avid EverywhereTM, using Avid Artist® Suite audio solutions.

GRAMMY Award winners created Album of the Year 1989 by Taylor Swift, Record of the Year Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, and Song of the Year Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran using Avid's award-winning creative tools.

Sound engineer Charles Moniz was part of the creative ensemble who won the award for Record of the Year for Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars. "It's an incredible feeling to have received my first GRAMMY Award," he said. "We recorded Uptown Funk in multiple cities, counties and even continents, so the challenge was to work seamlessly in different environments. But since Pro Tools® is an industry standard, getting setup and working was never a problem for us, no matter what the situation."

Producer and mixer Mikael Count won the award for Best American Roots Performance for See That My Grave Is Kept Clean by Mavis Staples. "I've worked on a few projects over the years that juxtapose vintage sounds with more modern production, but this was the first time Mavis had incorporated modern production and non-traditional sounds," he said. "With a legendary artist like Mavis, you can't just add the effects or production techniques that might work with a new artist. Fortunately, I worked remotely with Son Little who really understands Mavis' history. We were able to share Pro Tools sessions and dial in things that really worked well with Mavis. I'm super happy to have been able to work on this, and the fact that it won a GRAMMY is icing on the cake."

Other GRAMMY Award-winning projects by artists, producers and engineers who use Avid solutions in their studios include Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud (Song of the Year & Best Pop Solo Performance), The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness (Best Urban Contemporary Album), Alabama Shakes' Don't Wanna Fight (Best Rock Song & Performance), and Kendrick Lamar's Alright (Best Rap Performance). 

"We're honored that the world's most talented music professionals continue to choose Avid's industry-leading audio solutions to record and produce the best music across all genres," said Avid Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Louis Hernandez, Jr. "We congratulate our GRAMMY Award-winning and nominated customers who inspire us with their outstanding artistic and technical achievements."

GRAMMY Award winners and nominees relied on Avid Artist Suite creative tools to create:

Record of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Pop Solo Performance

Pop Duo/Group Performance

Pop Vocal Album

Rock Performance

Rock Song

Alternative Music Album

R&B Song

Urban Contemporary Album

R&B Album

Rap Performance

Rap/Sung Collaboration

Rap Song

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Best American Roots Performance

About Avid

Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption. Media organizations and creative professionals use Avid solutions to create the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, to the most popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, as well as a majority of today's most celebrated music recordings and live concerts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, ProSet and RealSet, Maestro, PlayMaker, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

© 2016 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid logo, Avid Everywhere, iNEWS, Interplay, ISIS, AirSpeed, Media Composer, Pro Tools, and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. The Interplay name is used with the permission of the Interplay Entertainment Corp. which bears no responsibility for Avid products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice. GRAMMY is a trademark of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.

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