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2005 Surround Music Awards Gallery – Part One

Surround Music Awards 2005 – Our first exclusive gallery of photographs of the ceremony held in Hollywood last night… Jackson Browne accepts his Surround Artist of the Year award from Elliott Scheiner while his “Running on Empty” band looks on. read more…

2005 Surround Music Awards Gallery – Part Two

Surround Music Awards 2005 – Our second gallery of exclusive photographs from the SMA ceremony held in Hollywood last night… Greg Penny, who accepted last year’s High Fidelity Review Listener’s Choice Award for ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,’ picked up this year’s Best Multichannel Reissue for another repurposed Elton John album, ‘Captain Fantastic’, in a category I hear it was almost impossible to judge the standard was so high. read more…

2005 Surround Music Award Winners Announced

Surround Music Awards 2005 – The SMA winners were announced tonight at a glittering event held in Beverly Hills, California. It was a homecoming of sorts for the Surround Music Awards ceremony that forms the centerpiece of the annual Surround Conference and Expo. read more…

Surround Music Award 2005 Nominees Announced

Surround Music Awards: The list of nominees for this year’s event have been announced by CMP Entertainment Media, producers of the Surround Music Awards (SMAs), which is taking place December 15, 2005 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. read more…

Fourth Annual Surround Music Awards

Surround 2005: The 2005 Surround Music Awards (SMAs) will be held on Tuesday, December 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood, CMP Entertainment Media, the producers of the Surround 2005 Conference, announced today. read more…

Surround 2005 Announces New Dates and Location

Surround 2005: The Conference and Expo – which has pioneered production techniques and market acceptance of 5.1 music entertainment for DVD, broadcast, and games – has announced that it will be held this year on December 15–16, 2005 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. read more…

3Bone Audio Launches Sweet Spot Music Label

3Bone Audio has announced the launch of a new record label, Sweet Spot Music Group. Not specific to any genre, the independent label’s releases will be on every format, from vinyl, CD, MP3 and DVD-Audio.

As a forerunner in music technology, Sweet Spot puts Canada on the map as a key player in the digital and surround sound music revolutions. read more…

2004 Surround Music Award Winners and Exclusive Report

Surround 2004: The Surround Music Award winners were announced at a gala event held at the Highlands, Hollywood last week, the third annual event of its kind.

The evening’s highlight came from an all-star tribute performance for 2004 Surround Pioneer Award recipient Herbie Hancock. read more…

Surround Music Awards 2004

In just three years, the Surround Music Awards has grown from an unproven concept to the anchor event for the Surround Conference. The assimilation of Surround 2004 into the broader Entertainment Media Expo did nothing to diminish the prominence and prestige of the Awards within the pro audio industry. This years Surround Awards, held on August 31 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel’s Highlands Ballroom, was the most widely-attended yet, drawing a standing room only crowd of over 400. Produced by Lisa Roy and Bobby Owsinski, the ceremony got underway with a twilight patio reception – a perfect opportunity for collegial networking, schmoozing, and escalating anticipation.

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2004 Surround Music Award Nominees

The 2004 Surround Music Award nominees can be exclusively revealed by High Fidelity Review today. Held at a one-of-a-kind ceremony, the awards are designed to honour those titles that best exemplify their particular genre of multi-channel audio and delivery. read more…

Emerging Technology, Surround Professional 2003

HighFidelityReview reports from the ‘Future of Surround’ panel & New Technologies Forum held at the Surround Professional 2003 Conference and Technology Showcase where subjects such as hybrid DVD-Audio discs and Super Audio CD version two (SACD 2) were discussed & new products from Minnetonka Software, SRS Labs, Dolby Laboratories and iBiquity Digital were demonstrated, where John Eargle of JBL Professional demonstrates his company’s Linear Spatial Reference active studio monitors.

Regardless of their ultimate fate in the fickle consumer marketplace, at this point both SACD and DVD-Audio are mature, established formats for production and delivery of multichannel music recordings. In contrast to Surround Conferences past, presenters no longer have to lug around unwieldy custom or home-built gear for demos – now, they can simply drop their sample discs into commercial players.

Nevertheless, in this highly competitive environment neither format completely addresses all perceived needs. As a result, evolutionary changes are afoot in both DVD-Audio and SACD. Each format is currently being enhanced to address the respective limitations for which it is most commonly criticized: DVD-Audio’s lack of backward compatibility with CD players, and SACD’s lack of video content options. These developments were among the topics tackled in the ‘Future of Surround’ panel, moderated by Bobby Owsinski, Surround 2003 Conference Chairman and Managing Director/Executive Producer at Surround Associates. read more…

Phil Ramone – Surround Professional 2003 Keynote Speech

Phil Ramone – Surround Professional 2003 Keynote Speech

Al Schmitt introduced Surround Professional 2003’s keynote speaker, Phil Ramone, saying that usually he was irreverent when he spoke of Phil but this time he wanted to be serious. Al said that he and Phil are great friends and that it was a great pleasure and an honour to introduce Phil – in fact they are such good friends that they even went on a cruise together. After some laughter from the audience, Al added that Phil wore the high heels – so much for keeping it serious! read more…

Surround Music Awards 2003

Honoring the year’s most significant releases in the fledgling multichannel music catalog, the Surround Music Awards were held on December 11, the first night of the Fifth Annual Surround Professional Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. In only its second year, the SMA Program has already emerged as the social centerpiece of the Conference. This year’s Awards ceremony, a thoroughly polished and classy affair produced by the effusive and tireless Lisa Roy, sported celebrity presenters and sophisticated multimedia segments (in multichannel sound, naturally), while still retaining the intimacy and enthusiasm befitting a gathering of lifelong music-lovers. The evening also included a moving tribute to the memory of Surround Pioneer Award winner Frank Zappa. read more…

2003 Surround Music Award Winners

Exclusive: The 2003 Surround Music Award winners were announced at a gala event in Los Angeles a few hours ago. The ceremony, organised by UE Media’s Surround Professional magazine, recognised the year’s outstanding achievements in the field of multi-channel and high-resolution audio for music, film and broadcast. read more…

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