STAMFORD, Connecticut – Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR) announced today it has formed a marketing relationship with legendary musician, producer and humanitarian Quincy Jones to explore and evaluate opportunities for licensed and co-branded products in the consumer, automotive and professional audio fields. The partnership is intended both to celebrate Mr. Jones’ rich contributions to the music industry and the impact of Harman audio technologies in the recording, broadcast and entertainment fields.
Mr. Jones will also make a number of appearances at Harman-sponsored events and contribute his distinguished personage to various corporate and brand-level marketing activities. With six decades of experience as a renowned member of the music community, Mr. Jones has a deep appreciation for the technologies required for premium sound production. He has used a wide range of Harman International products, including AKG® microphones, Crown® amplifiers, Studer® and Soundcraft® mixing consoles, JBL® speakers and Lexicon® signal processors to help faithfully capture his artistry.
“Quincy’s passion for excellence in the entertainment field is a natural complement to our own respected audio brands,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, Harman’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “His iconic status and musical genius pair strongly with Harman’s technical leadership and legacy of innovation and provide an exciting expression of our mutual commitment to delivering superior performances.”
“Creating memorable musical experiences is both my business and my passion,” said Quincy Jones. “The value of any production is established when the performers’ true talents are expressed in the studio, the concert hall, or the homes of our shared customers through superior audio equipment. I have long respected Harman systems for meeting this requirement, and I’m pleased to join Harman in celebrating our shared commitment.”
“This new relationship brings Quincy, a recognized leader in sound production, together with Harman, a recognized leader in sound reproduction,” said Robert Thorne, CEO of Quincy Jones Enterprises.
About Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones (www.quincyjones.com) is one of the world’s most successful and admired artists in the entertainment field, earning 79 Grammy nominations and 27 Grammy Awards, 7 Academy Award nominations, the Jean Hersholdt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and an Emmy Award. During a musical career that spans six decades, he has distinguished himself as bandleader, solo artist, songwriter, producer, arranger, film composer, record label executive, film, television and Broadway producer and humanitarian. The remarkable diversity of his career is evidenced by the breadth of artists with whom Jones has worked, ranging from Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra to Paul Simon and Michael Jackson.