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Phil Ramone, Master Music Maker November 2, 2009 at 5:00 p.m., Tanna Schulich Hall

For immediate release

Montreal, October 23, 2009 – On Monday, November 2, 2009, Phil Ramone, one of the most respected and prolific music producers in the recording industry will give a free public presentation entitled “From 45’s to Downloads” at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. This event will take place at 5:00 p.m. in Tanna Schulich Hall, located at 527 Sherbrooke Street West. The session will be followed by a brief question period.

During his two-day visit to the Schulich School of Music, Mr. Ramone will also work with 1st and 2nd year graduate and doctoral students in the Sound Recording Program.

Phil Ramone, whose interests span all media, has received 33 Grammy nominations and 14 Grammy awards, including a Technical Grammy for his lifetime of innovative contributions to the recording industry. He has also received an Emmy Award, and is acknowledged as one of the top creative producers in the industry. Phil Ramone has pioneered and championed many of the most innovative technological developments in the music industry, such as the use of the compact disc, digital video disc, hi-definition recording and surround sound. Indeed, the first CD ever made (’s 52 Street) was produced by Phil Ramone. Another of his achievements was his use of a fiber optics system to record tracks in real time from different locations for ’s Duets 1& 2. In 2005 Ramone received the first Grammy ever given for Best Surround Sound Album: Charles’ . Among the Canadian artists, he has worked with , Céline Dion, Isabelle Boulay, K.D. Lang and Rufus Wainwright.

Phil Ramone has been invited by the Department of Music Research of the Schulich School of Music in collaboration with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, and his presence is made possible by a grant from the Beatty Memorial Lectures Committee of McGill University.

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