Musicl Salute Of The Bee Gees” Set to Take Place Feb. 14 at Microsoft Theater

Andra Day, Celine Dion, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Pentatonix, And Keith Urban Will Pay Tribute To The Five-Time GRAMMY®-Winning Group

Bee Gees Legendary Co-Founder Barry Gibb Also To Take The Stage

Just two days after the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, The Recording Academy®, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever by presenting “Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY® Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees.”new_grammy_logo_with_recording_academy_hi_res

“Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees” continues the tradition of previous Emmy®-winning TV specials: “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life—An All-Star GRAMMY Salute,” “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America—A GRAMMY Salute,” and “Sinatra 100—An All-Star GRAMMY Concert.”

Previous GRAMMY® nominee Andra Day, five-time GRAMMY winner Celine Dion, multi-platinum pop-funk band DNCE, previous GRAMMY nominee Nick Jonas, previous GRAMMY nominee Tori Kelly, 10-time GRAMMY winner John Legend, current GRAMMY nominee Demi Lovato, two-time GRAMMY winners Little Big Town, two-time GRAMMY winners and current nominees Pentatonix, and four-time GRAMMY winner Keith Urban, will pay tribute to five-time GRAMMY winners and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients the Bee Gees.

Seven-time GRAMMY winner and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb, who released a solo album late last year, will also be on hand to perform a selection of hits from Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, which won Album Of The Year at the 21st Annual GRAMMY Awards and was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® in 2004. Additional performers will be announced soon. The live concert taping will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. To purchase tickets, starting at $25, visit www.axs.com or contact ticketing@grammy.com. VIP packages and group sales are also available at 877.234.8425 or tickets@aegworldwide.com. The special will broadcast on the CBS Television Network later this year. Continue reading

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® to Honor BET Networks Chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee During 2017 Grammy Week in Los Angeles

Lee is to Receive The GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons® Award at the 2017 Pre-GRAMMY® Gala

Annual Celebration Will Take Place On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, At The Beverly Hilton Hotel On The Eve Of The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening preceding the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. As part of the celebration, BET Networks Chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee will be recognized as the 2017 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons® honoree for her significant contributions to the music industry.grammy_logo

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture.

Sponsored by Hilton, Mastercard, JBL by HARMAN, and Delta Airlines, the invitation-only Pre-GRAMMY Gala has long been one of the music industry’s most prestigious events, having hosted the industry’s top leaders and welcomed the world’s most talented artists on its stage. For nearly 10 years, the gala has also included a presentation to honor industry luminaries through The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons Award. Past recipients include Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Irving Azoff, Martin Bandier, Sir Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Lucian Grainge, Doug Morris, Mo Ostin, and Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

Debra Lee

BET Networks Chairman and CEO Debra L. Lee

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Kendrick Lamar Leads 2016 Grammy Nominations With 11; Taylor Swift And The Weeknd Each Garner Seven

Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, And The Weeknd Vie For Album Of The Year At The 58th Annual Grammy Awards®

The Recording Academy® announced nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® in all 83 categories this morning. Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year’s nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Academy’s membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers. Final-round GRAMMY® ballots will be mailed Dec. 16 and the winners will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).Grammy Award (2)

This year, Kendrick Lamar leads nominations with 11, followed by Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, who each earn seven. Additionally, music producer/songwriter Max Martin receives six nominations and mastering engineer Tom Coyne, rapper Drake, and engineers/mixers Serban Ghenea and John Hanes each earn five nominations.

The diversity in the creative community is what makes music a universal language, and it’s gratifying to see the vibrancy of today’s artistic landscape reflected in this year’s nominations — a testament to The Academy’s voting members,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Artists are pushing boundaries in exciting ways, making it an exceptionally strong year for music.”

The eclectic nature of this year’s nominations is perhaps best exemplified in the Album Of The Year category, where nominees range from the alternative and soulful rock of Alabama Shakes to Lamar’s thought-provoking jazz-infused rap, the classic country sounds of Chris Stapleton, the pop emergence of Swift, and the genre-bending R&B style of The Weeknd.

Following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards’ 30 Fields and 83 categories. For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes

To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar

Traveller — Chris Stapleton

1989 — Taylor Swift

Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

RECORD OF THE YEAR:

“Really Love” — D’Angelo And The Vanguard

“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran

“Blank Space” — Taylor Swift

“Can’t Feel My Face” — The Weeknd

SONG OF THE YEAR:

“Alright” — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

“Blank Space” — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

“Girl Crush” — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

“See You Again” — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)

“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

BEST NEW ARTIST:

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor

POP FIELD

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:

“Ship To Wreck” — Florence + The Machine

“Sugar” — Maroon 5

“Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

“Bad Blood” — Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar

“See You Again” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC FIELD

BEST DANCE RECORDING:

“We’re All We Need” — Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston

“Go” — The Chemical Brothers

“Never Catch Me” — Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Runaway (U & I)” — Galantis

“Where Are Ü Now” — Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber

ROCK FIELD

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE:

“Don’t Wanna Fight” — Alabama Shakes

“What Kind Of Man” — Florence + The Machine

“Something From Nothing” — Foo Fighters

“Ex’s & Oh’s” — Elle King

“Moaning Lisa Smile” — Wolf Alice

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM:

Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes

Vulnicura — Björk

The Waterfall — My Morning Jacket

Currents — Tame Impala

Star Wars — Wilco

R&B FIELD

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM:

Ego Death — The Internet

You Should Be Here — Kehlani

Blood — Lianne La Havas

Wildheart — Miguel

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The Beatles, Armando Manzanero, Clifton Chenier, The Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, And Maud Powell Honored With The Recording Academy® Lifetime Achievement Award

Rick Hall, Jim Marshall And Ennio Morricone Honored With Trustees Award

Emile Berliner And Lexicon To Receive Technical GRAMMY® Award

The Recording Academy® announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year’s honorees are: the Beatles, Armando Manzanero, Clifton Chenier, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk, Kris Kristofferson, and Maud Powell as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients; Rick Hall, Jim Marshall and Ennio Morricone as Trustees Award honorees; and Emile Berliner and Lexicon as Technical GRAMMY® Award recipients. A special invitation-only ceremony will be held during GRAMMY Week on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast, which will be held at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

It is a great privilege to recognize such an exceptional group of honorees and celebrate their accomplishments and

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contributions to the recording industry,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “This astoundingly unique and gifted group have created some of the most distinguished and influential work in our musical history. Their legacies are timeless and legendary, and their creativity will continue to influence and inspire future generations.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording while the Trustees Award recognizes such contributions in areas other than performance. Both awards are determined by vote of The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are determined by vote of The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing® Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, as well as The Academy’s Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

Regarded as one of the most influential groups in music history, George Harrison*, John Lennon*, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr formed the Beatles in Liverpool in 1960. Rooted in 1950s rock and roll, the seven-time GRAMMY-winning band later broadened their musical palette, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. As a group, they have 15 recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®, including Abbey Road, A Hard Day’s Night, The Beatles (White Album), Meet The Beatles!, Revolver, Rubber Soul, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. As composers, songwriters, musicians, singers, and performers the Beatles revolutionized the music industry and continue to influence future generations.

Mexican-born singer, songwriter and pianist Armando Manzanero has been contributing to the world of Latin music for five decades. Known for his smooth romantic ballads, he has recorded more than 30 albums, composed more than 400 songs, and has performed all over the world. His 2001 album, Duetos, won a Latin GRAMMY® for Best Pop Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, and his music has been performed by artists such as Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, Alejandro Fernandez, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra. In 2010, Manzanero received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Latin Recording Academy®, and the following year he became President of the Sociedad de Autores y Compositores in Mexico, where he had served as vice president since 1982. His efforts in defense copyright laws have garnered the organization international acclaim.

Hailed as the “King of Zydeco,” and a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Clifton Chenier* is recognized as one of the most influential Creole musicians of his time. Best known for his signature blues melodies that he played on accordion, he took a mix of genres and invented a new sound called zydeco in the mid-’50s. Throughout his lifetime, Chenier stayed prolific with groups such as the Zydeco Ramblers and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. His 1983 album, I’m Here, earned a GRAMMY Award for Best Ethnic Or Traditional Folk Recording.

The Isley Brothers have enjoyed one of the longest, most diverse, and most influential legacies in pop music. The group’s esteemed history spans two generations of siblings and significant cultural shifts in music. Born and raised in Cincinnati, the brothers got their professional start in New York with their first hit single “Shout – Part 1,” which has gone on to become a frequently covered classic. Throughout their career, they never stopped reinventing themselves, scoring hits in R&B, Motown soul, funk, disco, and rock. Their 1969 single, “It’s Your Thing,” earned a GRAMMY for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group, and in 1992 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Brothers Ronald and Ernie Isley have continued to perform together.

Commonly noted as the pioneers of electronic music, Kraftwerk became the only band of their kind when they released their unique self-titled album in 1971. Clearly ahead of their time, the group experimented with everyday industrial sounds and arranged them into minimalistic robotic pop melodies. Not only were their machine-precision tunes revolutionary, they also pushed the limits of music technology by customizing their own instruments and sounds. The German group is considered to be one of the most prominent bands in pop history having influenced acts such as Björk, Blondie, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, and Gary Numan.

Kris Kristofferson is a three-time GRAMMY winner and one of the most accomplished country stars of the late 20th century. This legendary artist rose to fame when numerous country singers began to cover his music. The Texas-born singer, songwriter, musician, and actor dominated the country music scene during the early ’70s with hits such as “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” “Me And Bobby McGee,” and “Lover Please.” While balancing his music and acting career, Kristofferson went on to form the country supergroup The Highwaymen, which included Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Kristofferson also has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Classical musician Maud Powell* was internationally recognized as one of the greatest violinist in the world. Starting from a young age, she received the best musical education in the United States and Europe, where she was instructed by talented classical teachers. One of the few popular female musicians of her time, she made her debut in 1885 with the Berlin Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic Society. By the 20th century, it was evident that she had become the best violin player of her generation. The classical violinist’s legacy continues through the Maud Powell String Quartet and the Maud Powell Society for Music and Education.

Producer, songwriter and music publisher Rick Hall rocked the music industry when he opened the renowned Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., in 1961. A unique story, Hall grew up in a working class family and quit his day-labor jobs to dedicate his time to music. Hall gathered an array of talented songwriters, musicians and producers, and with his own meticulous approach to producing and arranging, created a unique blend of music known as the “Muscle Shoals Sound.” Hall has produced hit records across an array of genres including blues, country, pop, and soul, and many legendary artists have recorded at Fame Studios throughout its illustrious history, including Aretha Franklin, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Little Richard, and Otis Redding. The studio continues operation today, and was recently the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary Muscle Shoals.

Jim Marshall* has captured some of rock and roll’s most unforgettable moments through his photography, including Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival and Johnny Cash performing at Folsom State Prison and San Quentin State Prison. Marshall was the only photographer who was given backstage access to the Beatles’ final concert in 1966, and was chief photographer at Woodstock. He was also known in the music industry for his exceptional portraits of famous musicians. Aside from winning many photography awards, Marshall had a way of building great personal relationships with the musicians he photographed. He continued working until his death in 2010.

GRAMMY-winning Italian composer, orchestrator, and conductor Ennio Morricone is a unique figure in the history of film music. His career includes a wide range of genres, making him one of the world’s most versatile, prolific and influential film composers of all time. He has written music for more than 450 films and gained worldwide recognition for his work on Sergio Leone’s Westerns: A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, Once Upon A Time In The West, and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly — with the soundtrack for the latter film inducted in to the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2009. In 1987 he won a GRAMMY Award for his work on Brian De Palma’s film, The Untouchables, and was awarded an honorary Academy Award® in 2007 for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music.

Emile Berliner*, a pioneer in audio technology, was best known as the inventor of the gramophone. The German-born inventor came to the United States in 1870 and eventually found a passion for sound and electricity. His first major contribution came with the invention of an improved telephone transmitter that later became the basis of the first-ever microphone. Although a method for recording music on a disc had already been invented, he focused his efforts on reinventing the way music was played and recorded. In 1887 Berliner introduced the gramophone to the world and marketed his invention himself. Some of the first gramophone discs ever recorded featured artists such as Buffalo Bill Cody, Cal Stewart and Len Spencer. Berliner’s gramophone — later renamed the phonograph — set the course for shellac and vinyl records that followed.

Established in 1971, Lexicon is a manufacturer of high-performance electronics. More than 40 years ago, Lexicon released its first product, the Delta T-101 delay line, the first commercially available professional digital audio product and the introduction of digital audio itself. In 1973 Lexicon targeted the professional audio market, and scored a breakthrough with the development of the Lexicon 224, one of the first commercially viable digital reverb systems. The 224 remained an industry standard until the introduction of its successor, the legendary 480L and LARC controller in 1986. Along the way, digital delay processors such as the Prime Time II and PCM 42, as well as the Tiled Room preset program from the PCM 70 were all heavily used. In 2008 the new processor platform, the PCM96, received praise from top engineers, producers and post-production mixers. Lexicon continues to be a leading innovator and in-demand manufacturer of digital audio products.

*Denotes posthumous.

The Recording Academy® And Atlantic Records To Release The 2014 GRAMMY® Nominees Album

PRE-ORDERS START DEC. 6, OFFERING FANS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Album Hits Stores and Digital Retailers on Jan. 21, 2014

The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY Recordings® and Atlantic Records have teamed to release the 2014 GRAMMY® Nominees album, which will be available Jan. 21, 2014, in stores and via digital retailers. The 20th anniversary installment of the best-selling series will feature an array of this year’s GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs across multiple genres. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will help support the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy. In conjunction with “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night ® ,” music fans can log on to www.GRAMMY.com, www.GRAMMY.com/2014GRAMMYAlbum or www.CBS.com to pre-order the album and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.*

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The Recording Academy Logo. (PRNewsFoto/The Recording Academy)

We are delighted to partner with Atlantic Records and produce an extraordinary album encompassing a variety of genres and highlighting this year’s amazing talented artists and songs,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “And once again we are excited to give one lucky fan the opportunity to attend Music’s Biggest Night and experience the excitement live from STAPLES Center. We thank those who support and work hard to compile this chart-topping GRAMMY album, which supports the great work our charities do year-round and look forward to another successful compilation.”

Atlantic is thrilled to partner with The Recording Academy on this fantastic series for the first time,” said Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman. “The GRAMMY is the most prestigious award in our industry, and this collection will reflect the exceptional talent and diversity of the artists who have earned nominations this year. To be able to gather all this music together in one album to support the wonderful work being done by the GRAMMY charities is a testament to the generous spirit of our colleagues and artists throughout the music business.”

“The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night airs on the CBS Television Network on Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The show will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees.

The Recording Academy® Announces 2014 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® Inductees

27 Recordings Added to the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Residing at the GRAMMY Museum®

Collector’s Edition Book Will Celebrate GRAMMY Hall Of Fame 40th Anniversary

Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy® has announced the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. This latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. With 27 new titles, the list currently totals 960 and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE. (For a full list of recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, please go to: http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/hall-of-fame.)

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.

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The Recording Academy Logo. (PRNewsFoto/The Recording Academy)

Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2014 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from the Mary Poppins Original Cast Sound Track album to Sugarhill Gang’s early rap hit “Rapper’s Delight.” Also added to the highly regarded list are the Drifters’ “Under The Boardwalk,” B.B. King’s “3 O’Clock Blues,” Kris Kristofferson’s self-titled debut album, Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women,” and U2’s album The Joshua Tree. Other inductees include the original soundtrack from Woodstock and recordings by James Brown, Chicago, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Run-D.M.C., B.J. Thomas, and Neil Young, among others.

2014 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees (Songwriters of singles in parentheses)

AFTER THE GOLD RUSH “NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I’VE SEEN”
Neil Young Louis Armstrong And The All Stars
Reprise (1970) (Spiritual Arranged by Henry “Harry” Thacker Burleigh)
Album Decca (1938) Single

ALL THINGS MUST PASS “RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD”
George Harrison B.J. Thomas
Apple (1970) (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
Album Scepter (1969) Single

THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY “RAPPER’S DELIGHT”
Chicago Sugarhill Gang
Columbia (1969) (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rogers)
Album Sugar Hill (1979) Single

COSMO’S FACTORY RELAXIN’ WITH THE MILES DAVIS QUINTET
Creedence Clearwater Revival Miles Davis
Fantasy (1970) Prestige (1958)
Album Album

DOC WATSON “THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED”
Doc Watson Gil Scott-Heron
Vanguard (1964) (Gil Scott-Heron)
Album Flying Dutchman (1970) Single

“FORTUNATE SON” “STRANGE THINGS HAPPENING EVERY DAY”
Creedence Clearwater Revival Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(John Fogerty) (Rosetta Tharpe)
Fantasy (1969) Decca (1945)
Single Single

“GEORGIA (ON MY MIND)” SWEET HOME CHICAGO”
Hoagy Carmichael And His Orchestra Robert Johnson
(Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) Robert Johnson)
Victor (1930) ocalion (1937)
Single Single

“GET UP -I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A
SEX MACHINE” “3 O’CLOCK BLUES”
James Brown B.B. King
(James Brown) (Lowell Fulson, B.B. King)
King (1970) RPM (1952)
Single Single

“HONKY TONK WOMEN” “UNDER THE BOARDWALK”
The Rolling Stones The Drifters
(Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) (Artie Resnick, Kenny Young)
London (1969) Atlantic (1964)
Single Single

“JOLENE” “WALK THIS WAY”
Dolly Parton Run-D.M.C.
(Dolly Parton) (Joe Perry, Steven Tyler)
RCA (1973) Profile (1986)
Single Single

THE JOSHUA TREE “WONDERFUL WORLD”
U2 Sam Cooke
Island (1987) (Sam Cook, Herb Albert & Lou Adler)
Album Keen (1960)
Single

KRISTOFFERSON WOODSTOCK -MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK AND MORE
Kris Kristofferson Various Artists
Monument (1970) Cotillion (1970)
Album Album

“LOW RIDER” “YARDBIRD SUITE”
War Charlie Parker Septet
(Allen, Brown, Dickerson, Goldstein,
Jordan, Miller, Oskar & Scott) (Charlie Parker)
United Artists (1975) Dial (1946)
Single Single

MARY POPPINS -ORIGINAL CAST SOUNDTRACK
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke & Various Artists
Buena Vista (1964)
Album

Celebrating the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame’s 40th Anniversary, The Recording Academy has partnered with FX Marketing Group to publish a 150-plus-page collector’s edition book. GRAMMY Hall Of Fame 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition features in-depth insight into many of the recordings and artists represented in the Hall. Legendary artists provide exclusive firsthand accounts of the making of their GRAMMY Hall Of Fame-inducted recordings, including Mel Brooks, Herbie Hancock, Loretta Lynn, the Mamas And The Papas’ Michelle Phillips, Carlos Santana, James Taylor, the Who’s Pete Townshend, and Bill Withers, among others. The full-color book also highlights the legacy of the Beatles, the group with the most titles inducted into the Hall. The book is available online at the official GRAMMY store, and is sold in Barnes & Noble, Target and Walmart stores as well as on newsstands nationwide and at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown Los Angeles. For information on the Hall Of Fame’s 40th Anniversary, please go to http://www.grammyhalloffame40.com.

For more information about the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame or the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (to be broadcast live on Jan. 26, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network), please visit http://www.GRAMMY.com. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

The GRAMMY Museum® To Honor Berry Gordy And Smokey Robinson With First-Ever Architects Of Sound Awards On Nov. 11

Motown-Themed Gala, Hosted by Randy Jackson, Will Take Place at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE and Will Help Celebrate the Museum’s Five-Year Anniversary

Boyz II Men and Kelly Rowland Are the First Artists Announced to Perform at Gala Tribute Concert, with Proceeds Benefitting Museum Programs

Motown founder Berry Gordy and GRAMMY® winner Smokey Robinson will be honored with The GRAMMY Museum®’s first-ever Architects of Sound Award, it was announced by Bob Santelli, executive director of the Museum. Proceeds from the inaugural GRAMMY Museum benefit gala dinner and concert — to be held on Monday, Nov. 11 , 2013, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles — will provide essential support for the Museum, an educational and interactive museum dedicated to engaging both children and adults in the power of music through dynamic exhibits, educational programs, live performances and more. The event will be hosted by music industry veteran and television personality Randy Jackson.

In recognition of their unparalleled contributions to the Motown genre, Gordy will receive the Architect of Sound: Vision Award and Robinson will receive the Architect of Sound: Artist Award. Selected by the Museum and its Board of

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The Recording Academy Logo. (PRNewsFoto/The Recording Academy)

Directors, the Architect of Sound Awards are dedicated to honoring those who are catalysts in changing the musical legacy of America, and who helped shape the sound of a specific genre.

The GRAMMY Museum (www.grammymuseum.org) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created as a partnership  between The Recording Academy and AEG. Paying tribute to music’s rich cultural history, the one-of-a-kind, 21st century Museum features interactive, permanent and traveling exhibits — with four floors of dynamic and engaging multimedia presentations — and is located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district.

We are honored to celebrate both Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson as the first-ever recipients of the Architects of Sound Awards,” said Santelli. “Their contributions to Motown have truly changed the landscape of American music. We are grateful to these extraordinary industry leaders who will be helping us celebrate not only our first gala, but also our upcoming five-year anniversary of The GRAMMY Museum.”

The 2013 GRAMMY Museum Architects of Sound Gala will begin with a reception and touring of the GRAMMY Museum, followed by a dinner and awards presentation, hosted by Jackson. The celebration will culminate with a concert, produced by Ken Ehrlich Productions, featuring four-time GRAMMY-winning group Boyz II Men and four-time GRAMMY winner Kelly Rowland. In addition to serving as a GRAMMY Museum Board member, Ehrlich has produced the GRAMMY Awards® telecast since 1980 and is responsible for the creation and presentation of the show’s most iconic GRAMMY moments during that time. Continue reading