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Neil Young To Be Honored During 2014 Grammy Week
Neil Young, no stranger to accolades and trophies, will add another certificate to his wall next year, when the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing celebrates its seventh annual Grammy Week event by honoring Neil Young for his “commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.” According to a press release posted to the official Grammy website, the event honoring Young will be held on January 21, 2014 at the Village Studios in West Los Angeles.
"The efforts of the P&E Wing continue to raise awareness about the importance of sound quality and the preservation and integrity of recorded music," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This year, it is with great honor that we pay tribute to a musical icon who has been tireless in his own efforts to draw attention to the importance of hearing music as the artists who created it intended, and who has continually set precedents of excellence within the music community. The contributions of Neil Young are innumerable, as is his incomparable body of work, and we look forward to an unforgettable evening with this legendary artist."
The contributions to which Portnow refers includes Young’s recent work developing and promoting the PONO digital music player, which, as Young explained to David Letterman last year, “plays back master files--the best sound that anybody can get.”
In other Neil Young news, the rock legend will be getting Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young back together for this year’s Bridge School Benefit, which goes down on October 26 & 27 at Mountain View, California’s Shoreline Amphitheatre. Also set to appear: Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, The Killers, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Fun., Heart, Jenny Lewis, Tom Waits and Arcade Fire.