WHEN

Monday, October 1

Reception begins at 6PM
(food, beer & wine)

Ceremony begins at 7PM

WHERE

Westin Cadillac Detroit
Venetian Ballroom

HOST

Craig Braun
Grammy-winning LP
packaging legend
and actor

ENTRANCE FEE

Included 
with Making Vinyl
conference registration

MUSICAL
GUESTS

Nicholas & Deyo
Braun

TALENT RUNS IN THE FAMILY

Craig Braun
Craig Braun, circa early 1970s, with Motown legend Diana Ross.

CRAIG BRAUN

is a music packaging legend, executing such iconic Grammy-nominated album covers as the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers, The Velvet Underground & Nico, and Alice Cooper’s School’s Out. Craig was responsible for the design and production of best-selling albums including Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & EnglishmenCheech and Chong’s Big Bambu, Barry White’s Stone Gon’Grand Funk Railroad’s E Pluribis Funk and Carpenters! In 1974 Craig and his then business partner Tom Wilkes won a Grammy Award for packaging for the London Symphony Orchestra’s version of The Who’s Tommy: The Rock Opera. In 2003 music channel VH1 declared Sticky Fingers the “No. 1 Greatest Album Cover of All Time.”

Craig has been a professional actor since taking early retirement in 2001 from the Warner Music Group, where he was a Creative and Marketing Director.

His New York stage credits Other Desert Cities, Macbeth, ‘Tis A Pity She’s A Whore, Deathtrap and Merchant of Venice. In Los Angeles he appeared in the world premieres of Damages, The Million Bells of Ocean, Proof, Vivien, and Our Lady of 121st Street. Among his many TV guest-star roles are Cold Case, ER, The Practice, Third Watch and Law & Order, as well as the lead role in the acclaimed ZDF miniseries, Ums Paradies Betrogen (Betrayal in Paradise). Film work includes Swordfish, Great Expectations, Flawless, The Associate, to mention a few. He is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio.

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NICHOLAS BRAUN

An R&B vocalist and producer, Nicholas has more than 700,000 streams on a handful of songs released on SoundCloud and over 1 million on Spotify. Some tracks were produced alongside his brother, Deyo and the electronic-pop duo Phantoms. Nicholas aims to complete his debut album by the end of the year. In addition to a career in music, Nicholas works as an actor and can be seen as Cousin Greg in the HBO series, Succession, which just completed its first season run and was renewed for a second season to air in 2019.

Deyo Braun

DEYO BRAUN

Deyo’s first instrument was a set of turntables and a crate of vinyl records at age 7, mixing 1990s hip-hop and early techno music. At 9, he migrated to the guitar, practicing daily behind closed doors for over a decade before being recruited to play lead guitar on a stage. A few years and a few bands later, he formed the group Hibbity Dibbity, a funk-rock band, touring across the US and playing major music festivals. Between tours, while bartending in a dark and dingy jazz club, he learned to play the keyboards. Deyo went on to build Tropical Hideout Sound Studio in San Francisco, CA taking on the roles of producer, engineer and session musician. In 2018, he finished work on his debut solo record with co-producer, Jeremy Black (Apollo Sunshine, AWEFEKT, Geographer, Langhorne Slim). This year he also composed, produced, engineered and mixed Hibbity Dibbity’s third album. Alongside his brother Nicholas, Deyo also writes and produces electronic R&B music under the name BRAUN.