APRS announces the 2013 Sound Fellowship recipients

Six new recipients of the APRS Sound Fellowship will be bestowed on individuals who made a ‘significant contribution to the art, science or business of sound recording.’ Fran Nevrkla has been invited to give the special Harewood Toast.
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The 7th annual APRS Sound Fellowship Awards Lunch is to be held at the Roof Gardens, Kensington on Tuesday 19 November. The APRS’s annual celebration, hosted by Sir George and Lady Martin, sees the recognition of six new recipients of the APRS Sound Fellowship bestowed on individuals who made a ‘significant contribution to the art, science or business of sound recording.’ This year the association is recognising: Jeff Beck: British multi-genre guitarist and songwriter. Jerry Boys: Chief engineer, studio manager, mixer, recording engineer, past co-owner of Livingston Studios, multiple Grammy winner. Chris Briggs: Top A&R man for EMI and Chrysalis. Mark Crabtree: Outstanding contribution to console manufacture. Founder of AMS Neve. Adrian Kerridge: Engineer, owner of Lansdowne and CTS Studios, past APRS Chairman. Phil Ramone (Dcd): Musical prodigy, recording engineer, producer. Nile Rodgers: Producer, composer, arranger, guitarist. Fran Nevrkla (pictured) OBE, Chairman - PPL, has been invited to give the ‘keynote’ address by way of proposing the special Harewood Toast. The Harewood Toast was introduced to provide an opportunity for a prominent member of the music, film and TV businesses to speak about the relationship they have with the studios and service providers that make their products. Tickets for the Lunch can be booked online from 7 October on the APRS website or via email: admin@aprs.co.uk or phone APRS Head Office on +44 (0)1803 868600. Special discounts are available for APRS and other trade body members. For the third year running, RØDE are supporting the event as Platinum sponsors, API are coming on board for a second year, and Universal Audio are joining the group of Platinum sponsors for the first time. Focusrite have continued their support of the Lunch for the seventh year running, taking up the very popular spot of Wine sponsor, completing the guests’ fine dining experience. www.aprs.co.uk

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