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The Pensado Awards was created by the producers of the acclaimed online video series Pensado's Place. The awards were founded as a means of acknowledging talented music producers, engineers, mixers and their work, are a grand opportunity for the best pros, amateurs, brands and press to come together as one community to celebrate the uncelebrated.

This year's festivities took place on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA. The ceremony hosted a crowd of over 800 recording industry figures, with the live ceremony highlighted by presentations from the biggest names in the recording industry.

The musical theme of the evening was "Celebrate the Guitar"; underscoring that theme was three live performers throughout the ceremony: Phil X (Triumph, Bon Jovi) on electric guitar, Michael "Fish" Herring (Prince, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera) on acoustic guitar and Ethan Farmer (Aretha Franklin, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake) on bass guitar. Watch and enjoy the show.