The 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio and NAMM, will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
The show will give out 28 awards for the year’s finest in audio technology and sound production. Pete Townshend of The Who will receivethe Les Paul Award, and Record Plant President Rose Mann Cherney will be inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame.
The ceremony will be hosted by John Sebastian, founder of The Lovin’ Spoonful and singer/songwriter.
Nominations on the creative side includes TV shows American Idol, The Voice and Smash.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards and The Tony Awards will compete for Remote Production/ Recording or Broadcast.
Bruce Springsteen, ColdPlay and Gotye recieved mutiple nominations in the field of Record productions for the last album and single releases.
Here are a few of the nominations:
“Good Girl”, Carrie Underwood
“Lonely Boy”, The Black Keys
“Somebody That I Used To Know”, Gotye
“We Take Care of Our Own”, Bruce Springsteen
Born and Raised, John Mayer
El Camino, The Black Keys
Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen
Tour Sound Production
Foo Fighters “The Wasting Light” Tour, Delicate Productions
Metallica “2012 European Black Album” Tour, Thunder Audio
Radiohead “The King of Limbs” Tour, Firehouse
Zac Brown Band, Special Event Services
Dave Matthews, Pro Media | UltraSound
Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast
54th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS
66th Annual Tony Awards, CBS
2012 CMT Music Awards, CMT
2012 Kennedy Center Honors, CBS
The Voice, NBC
Television Sound Production
American Idol, Fox
Breaking Bad, AMC
Late Show with David Letterman, CBS
Saturday Night Live, NBC
Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media.
TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites. The awards are divided into two categories: Technical Achievement and Creative Achievement. Through its Hall of Fame, the TEC Awards honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The Les Paul Award pays tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology.
For a complete list of nominations in both the Creative and Technical fields:The 28th Annual TEC Awards Nominees
For more information and tickets:www.tecfoundation.com