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Success for Austria at Grammy Awards 2010

Grammy winners AKG © AKG Acoustics GmbH

© AKG Acoustics GmbH

18 February 2010

Austria had three reasons to celebrate at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, as an Austrian company and two individuals were each honoured with a Grammy - acoustics company AKG for its innovative products, Joe Zawinul for his latest album, and Stefan Sagmeister for a cover for a David Byrne/Brian Eno production.

Top international musicians of every genre have trusted in the top quality microphones and headphones from AKG for over 60 years. Founded in Vienna in 1947, today it is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality microphones, headphones and wireless-equipment. AKG products are found in renowned recording studios, radio and TV stations, opera houses and the stages of the world of showbusiness. At this year’s Grammy Awards, AKG received a special Grammy in recognition of its outstanding technical contribution to recording arts and sciences, the "Technical Grammy Award 2010".

Austria could also celebrate with two further Grammys. Austria’s greatest “jazz export”, VienneseJoe Zawinul, who died in 2007, received a posthumous Grammy in the “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” category for his album “75”. Vorarlberg designer Stefan Sagmeister also received a Grammy for the box “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today” by David Byrne & Brian Eno in the “Best Recording Package” category.