AES New York 2013

Friday, October 18, 11:00 am — 12:00 pm (Room 1E15/16)


Friday Keynote: The Current and Future Direction of the Recording Process from an Artist, Engineer, and Producer’s Perspective

Jimmy Jam, Flyte Tyme Productions

Five-time GRAMMY Award winner Jimmy Jam is a renowned songwriter, record producer, musician, entrepreneur, and half of the most influential and successful writing/producing duo in modern music history. Since forming their company Flyte Tyme Productions in 1982, Jam and partner Terry Lewis have collaborated with such diverse and legendary artists as Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Robert Palmer, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Rod Stewart, Yolanda Adams, Sting, Heather Headley, Usher, Celine Dion, Kanye West, Chaka Khan, Trey Songz, and Michael Jackson, among others. Jimmy and Terry have written and/or produced over 100 albums and singles that have reached gold, platinum, multi-platinum, or diamond status, including 26 No. 1 R&B and 16 No. 1 pop hits, giving the pair more Billboard No. 1's than any other duo in chart history. Jimmy Jam’s Lunchtime Keynote address will focus on the current and future direction of the recording process from various perspectives. As a songwriter, artist, engineer, and producer, Jimmy is uniquely qualified to give a bird’s-eye view of how each of these “personalities” interact and contribute to the overall final product, and along the way, how technology has evolved and what it has meant to his craft. In Jimmy’s words, “Of course it all starts with a great song, but then, it's important to consider how and what technology should be used to capture that creativity. It’s that intersection between the technology and creativity that I have always looked at every day throughout my career. Ultimately, it’s my job as a artist/producer to have those two elements meet and not crash. And that’s when you're using the available technology to capture the artist in their purest form.”

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