You are cordially invited to

In the Mix: Austin

Come enjoy a music industry networking reception.

Hosted by Recording Academy® Texas Chapter Board Members

Wednesday November 7th

5:30 - 7:30pm

Rattle Inn

610 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

The Recording Academy has started a new campaign to enhance fans' discovery of new music by ensuring all music creators are credited for their work on digitally released recordings.  This means you can look at who the producer or mix engineer on a particular recording on your iPod (or other player) right from its screen.  You could discover other albums by a particular producer you like or discover several of your favorite albums are by the same producer and find other recording by him.

Featuring GRAMMY Award-Winning Engineer Chuck Ainlay

(A GRAMMY GPS Texas Summer Speaker Series Event) 

Saturday, June 16

2 – 5 p.m.


Community Bible Church I 2477 North Loop 1604 East San Antonio, TX 78232               


Recording Academy members will get up close and personal with GRAMMY-winning engineer Chuck Ainlay who will discuss the state of audio quality today and into the future.

Nick Landis is the new Vice President elect for the Recording Academy Texas Chapter.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Wednesday, December 14 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the The Gibson Showroom, join us in celebrating the season and successes of the year!  Come network with other music pros and toast to GRAMMY nominees and Latin GRAMMY nominees and winners.  Also, meet this year’s Board of Governor Candidates up for election for the coming term.  

Dear Music Community,

Please be sure to inform your colleagues whose livelihoods have been affected by the fires, to reach out to MusiCares, our non-profit entity of The Recording Academy.  MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.


MusiCares South Region  615.327.0050

I had the pleasure to award the Grammy Signature School Gold Award to my alma mater, Plano West Senior High School.  I spent the day catching up with my former teachers and speaking to students about careers in music.  The evening was finished with a jazz band concert.

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Congratulations to Nick Landis for re-election to the Texas Chapter Board for the 2011-2013 term.

Nick Landis is a mastering engineer in Austin, TX.  Hand-picked in his junior year by Austin mastering engineer, Jerry Tubb, Nick soon became an integral part of the Terra Nova team. Nick finished his coursework and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Sound Recording Technology from Texas State University.  Professionally, he has accumulated over 3,000 album credits.

The music industry is changing fast.  Quickly, the independent artist is gaining ground in the music industry.  This February, an independent artist won a Grammy for "Album of the Year."  Actually, it is the second year in a row that an independent artist has won this most prestigious award.  Thirty "Best Album" awards in various categories were awarded to independent artists.  Of the 109 awards given that day, forty-three went to independent artists.  Also, independent artists have roughly a 30% market share of the music industry.  I think that is very cool.