2nd Annual Surround Music Awards Announce Nominees; Honors Led Zeppelin as Surround Artist of the Year, Frank Zappa as 2003 Surround Pioneer; Ceremonies to Include Special Tribute Performance by Dweezil Zappa.
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New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Second Annual Surround Music Awards (SMAs) have announced the nominees for this year's awards, naming Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin, English pop music group formed in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page (1944–), singer Robert Plant (1948–), bassist John Paul Jones (1946–), and drummer John "Bonzo" Bonham (1948–80). as Surround Artist of the Year for the band's self-titled breakthrough DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
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Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. box set, and honoring legendary late rocker Frank Zappa as 2003 Surround Pioneer. The award ceremony, which will recognize outstanding achievement in the arts and sciences of surround recordings, is scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 11, 2003 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel during the first day of Surround 2003: the 5th Annual International Surround Conference and Showcase.
The SMA (1) See SMA connector.
(2) (Shared Memory Architecture) See shared video memory.
(3) (Software Maintenance Association) A membership organization that began in 1985 and ended in 1996. ceremony will once again be hosted by Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards) are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the record industry. The current President of the Academy is Neil Portnow. winners Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt Al Schmitt is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winning recording engineer and record producer. Schmitt grew up in New York City. After serving in the U.S. Navy he began working at Apex Recording Studios at the age of 19. . This year's ceremony will feature a special live on-stage tribute performance to Pioneer Winner Frank Zappa by his son Dweezil Zappa Dweezil Zappa (born September 5, 1969, in Los Angeles, California) is a rock guitarist. He is the son of Gail and Frank Zappa and the second of four siblings: his older sister, Moon Unit, and his two younger siblings Ahmet and Diva. He is the cousin of actress Lala Sloatman. . Last year, special surprise guests included David Crosby, who joined his musical partner Graham Nash on stage for performances of their classics following Nash's win as 2002 Surround Artist of the Year.
A limited number of tickets are available for $85 each or a table of ten for $750 by registering online at http://www.surroundpro.com/. Admission to the SMA ceremony is free with a full-paid $199 registration to the 5th Annual Surround Conference.
"The Surround Music Awards celebrates those innovators who are creating the next wave of musical entertainment," said Martin Porter Dr. Martin Porter is the inventor of the Porter Stemmer and the Snowball programming framework. He has a personal homepage at  , senior vice president of United Entertainment Media, producer of Surround 2003. "The annual SMA ceremony recognizes the best work of the year and pays tribute to the pioneering individuals responsible for pushing the creative envelope beyond stereo recording. But most of all, we sit together as a small but rapidly growing community of musicians, engineers, producers and record labels that understand that surround is truly the future of musical entertainment."
The nominees for the 2nd Annual Surround Music Awards are: BEST ADDITIONAL FEATURES Uncivilized Love; Gus Black [5.1 Entertainment/Immergent Records] Start Here: DVD-A Sampler; Various [AIX Records] Halloween; Frank Zappa [DTS Entertainment] Wake: Sheila Nicholls [DTS Entertainment] Dark Side of the Moon: Classic Album; Pink Floyd [Eagle Rock Entertainment] BEST CONCERT VIDEO Deacon John's Jump Blues: Concert of Music from the Film; Deacon John Moore [AIX Records w/Vetter Communications] Broozed, Boozed, and Broken Boned; Black Label Society [Eagle Rock Entertainment] Live in Hawaii; Janet Jackson [Eagle Rock Entertainment] An Evening with the Dixie Chicks; Dixie Chicks [Sony/Columbia] Led Zeppelin; Led Zeppelin [Warner Bros. (Atlantic)] BEST MADE-FOR-SURROUND TITLE Surrounded; Tipper [5.1 Entertainment/Myutopia Records] Halloween; Frank Zappa [DTS Entertainment] Sacred Love; Sting [Universal/A&M Records] Everything Must Go; Steely Dan [Warner Bros.] Producers Cut<; Emmylou Harris [Warner Bros.] BEST MENU DESIGN Surrounded; Tipper [5.1 Entertainment/Myutopia Records] Etterna; Emma Shapplin [DTS Entertainment] Trilogy-Live in Berlin; The Cure [Eagle Rock Entertainment] The Globe Sessions; Sheryl Crow [Universal/A&M Records] Kamakiriad; Donald Fagan [Warner Bros. (Reprise)] BEST MIX: NON-ORCHESTRAL The Game; Queen [DTS Entertainment] Alison Krauss+Union Station Live; Alison Kraus [Rounder] Blonde on Blonde; Bob Dylan [Sony/Columbia] Heavier Things; John Mayer [Sony/Columbia] Rendezvous in New York; Chick Corea [Stretch] BEST MIX: ORCHESTRAL Firebird Suite/Bolero; Stravinsky/Ravel [AIX Records] Deacon John's Jump Blues: Music from the Film; Deacon John Moore [AIX Records w/Vetter Communications] With The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Feinstein [Concord Records] Alan Houhaness: Mysterious Mountains; Gerard Schwarz/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra [Telarc] Shostakovich Symphony #7; Vealery Gergiev [Universal/Decca] BEST MULTICHANNEL REISSUE Ace of Spades; Motorhead [5.1 Entertainment/Silverline Records] Dark Side of the Moon; Pink Floyd [Capitol Records] Ravel/Bolero; Minnesota Orchestra [Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab] Chicago II; Chicago [Warner Bros. (Rhino)] Fragile; Yes [Warner Bros. (Rhino/Elektra)] BEST STANDARD RESOLUTION TITLE Guitar Noir; Laurence Juber [AIX Records] SNL: 25 Years of Music; Various [Broadway Video] Brazilian Romance; Various Artists [DTS Entertainment] Sound Stgae Performances; The Doors [Eagle Rock Entertainment] An Evening with the Dixie Chicks; Dixie Chicks [Sony/Columbia] MOST ADVENTUROUS MIX KAJE; KAJE [3Bone Audio] Surrounded; Tipper [5.1 Entertainment/Myutopia Records] Dark Side of the Moon; Pink Floyd [Capitol Records] The Wraith: Shangri-La; Insane Clown Posse [DTS Entertainment] Sea Change; Beck [Universal/Interscope] HORIZON AWARD Another Mind, Hiromi [Telarc] KAJE, KAJE [3 Bone Audio] The Window, David Elias [David Elias] Un Segundo Una Vida, Romero [333 Entertainment] So Glad You Made It, Kane [BMG-Netherlands] Off Space, Christian Halten [Skylife] Heavier Things, John Mayer [Sony/Columbia] Wake, Sheila Nichols [DTS Entertainment]
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UEM Unione Economica e Monetaria ), a CMP Information CMP Information (CMPi) is the European magazine and events business of United Business Media plc. CMPi is based in the UK and operates internationally with operations in 16 countries. company, the annual Surround Conference is the premier, international networking and education opportunity for engineers and producers on the leading edge of the surround sound revolution. Professionals attend Surround 2003 to share ideas and techniques, and to immerse themselves in the latest technologies presented by showcase exhibitors.
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