The Audio Engineering Society (AES) have been presented with a prestigious Technical Grammy Award during this year’s Grammy Week. The Special Merit Award is presented to individuals, companies, or organisations who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field, and was accepted by AES President Bruce Olson and AES President-Elect Leslie Gaston-Bird on behalf of the organisation during a ceremony held by the Recording Academy at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday 4 February 2023.
“The Audio Engineering Society is celebrating its 75th year at the heart of audio innovation, from such milestones as the AES Convention introductions of the 45 rpm single, the Compact Disc, the MP3 format, and now streaming audio technology, AES brings together the leading minds in audio innovation and has guided the music industry with standards and best practices that continuously refine the state of the art of audio recording, playback, broadcast, and streaming. The AES is honoured by this recognition of its ongoing contributions and on behalf of its more than 10,000 members worldwide, the Society proudly accepts this Technical Grammy Award and thanks the Recording Academy and its Producers & Engineers Wing.” - Bruce Olson, AES President
“And our work is just beginning. We listen to our members and glean inspiration from women and underrepresented groups in audio who work tirelessly to create a more inclusive industry. We understand the power of networking, role models, and mentorship, and we’ll work within the industry to help create lasting, sustainable change. The next 75 years of the AES is already starting to look different from the first 75, and we are so excited about the future.” - Leslie Gaston-Bird, AES President-Elect