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Unique Summer Program Brings Together Youth With Outstanding Artists And Music Industry Professionals

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 25, 2013) — The GRAMMY Foundation® (www.grammyfoundation.org) announced today that 99 talented high school students from 87 U.S. cities and 27 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the ninth annual GRAMMY Camp® program. In addition, through a partnership with GUCCI, four international students from Japan and England will attend GRAMMY Camp in Los Angeles, bringing the total number of students to 103 this year. The Foundation’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Los Angeles from July 13–22 at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and in New York from Aug. 4–12 at Converse Rubber Tracks. This GRAMMY in the Schools® program is supported in part by Converse.   “When we started this GRAMMY in the Schools® program nine years ago, we had very high hopes and aspirations for GRAMMY Camp ” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “And I can truly say we’ve met our goals to offer young people a hands-on experience that delivers a sense of what it’s like to have an actual career in the music industry. Teens spend their time at GRAMMY Camp working with GRAMMY®-winning artists and industry professionals gaining knowledge and sharpening their skills, so they will be ready to take the next steps in their careers.”   Applications for GRAMMY Camp 2014 are currently online at www.grammyintheschools.com and the deadline is March 31, 2014. Financial aid is available and approximately 70 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance.   “Almost every artist and music professional who we bring to GRAMMY Camp comes away saying two things — ‘These kids are so talented’ and ‘I wish I’d had this kind of experience when I was young,'” said Kristen Madsen, Sr. Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. “This underscores the collaborative and immersive nature of GRAMMY Camp, and the fact that the experience produces lasting effects and positive influences for the campers who participate each summer.”
GRAMMY Camp L.A.: July 13–22 The program offers selected high school students an interactive 10-day residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program offers six music career tracks: Engineering for Audio & Video; Electronic Music Production; Multimedia; Music Business; Songwriting; and a performance track for bass, drums, guitar, keyboard, vocal, and winds & strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or performances. GRAMMY Camp L.A. will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles. 2013 GRAMMY Camp Los Angeles Selectees and Tracks

Zoe Adler                                Long Beach, Calif.                             Multimedia

Kelsey Alexander                    Orange Beach, Ala.                              Music Business

Wes Anderson                         Oneida, Ill.                                           Bass

Houston Averiett II                 Missouri City, Texas                         Audio Engineering

Hudson Barineau                     Houston                                              Guitar

Kellcee Batchelor                    Tarboro, N.C.                                     

Music Business Colby Benson                          Mililani, Hawaii                                  Songwriting

Harun Bonnett                         Brooklyn, N.Y.                                   Drums

Haleigh Bowers                       Chino Hills, Calif.                                Songwriting

Conner Broome                       Henderson, Tenn.                                Keys

Rachel Brothers                       Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.                 Songwriting

Patrick Bucknor                       Los Angeles                                         Electronic Music Production

Isaiah Carter                            Lee’s Summit, Mo.                               Drums

Ryan Casey                             Glen Allen, Va.                                    Guitar

Ben Cohen                               Columbia, Md.                                     Electronic Music Production

Elizabeth Cohen                      Los Angeles                                         Music Business

Zoe Concha                             Beverly Hills, Calif.                             Vocal

Carter Couron                          San Diego                                            Drums

Cael Dadian                             Poway, Calif.                                      Vocal

Daniel Davila                           Encino, Calif.                                      Music Business

Mark Diaz                                San Fernando, Calif.                          Bass

Shelby Dibs                             Howard Beach, N.Y.                          Music Business

Isaac Duribe                            London, England                                 Electronic Music Production

Sabrina Elam                           Baltimore                                             Songwriting

Hayley Emerson                      Beverly Hills, Calif.                            Multimedia

Brendan Eprile                         Bennington, Vt.                                  Vocal

Jacob Feldman                         Tarzana, Calif.                                     Electronic Music Production

Jennifer Firestone                     Chesterfield, Mo.                               Music Business

Sophia Forino                          Corona del Mar, Calif.                         Music Business

Dane Foster                             Los Angeles                                         Multimedia

Yasamin Ghodsbin                  Newport Beach, Calif.                         Audio Engineering

Wyatt Giampa                          Portola Valley, Calif.                          Audio Engineering

Zach Gospe                             Los Altos, Calif.                                  Songwriting

Alecia Greene                          Atlanta                                                 Multimedia

Rita Guzman                            Decorah, Iowa                                     Music Business

Raina Henderson                     Closter, N.J.                                         Electronic Music Production

Seth Irby                                  San Diego                                            Bass

Nasya Jeffers                           Owings Mills, Md.                              Vocal

Noah Kovalick                         Newbury Park, Calif.                          Audio Engineering

Mikey LaSusa                          Eagan, Minn.                                       Guitar

Devon Lawrence                     Mill Valley, Calif.                                Songwriting

Anh Le                                    Madison, Wis.                                      Songwriting

David Li                                   Chandler, Ariz.                                    Keys

Danielle Lowe                          Los Angeles                                         Multimedia

Wyatt Lowe                             San Marcos, Calif.                               Guitar

Kennedi Lykken                      Spicer, Minn.                                       Songwriting

Graham Marsh                         Houston                                               Audio Engineering

Jacob McCoy                           Nashville                                             Audio Engineering

Jonathan McCoy                      Wyncote, Pa.                                       Electronic Music Production

Evan Mehta                             Burbank, Calif.                                      Keys

Christine Meisenhelter             Aberdeen, N.J.                                     Bass

Devan Monroe                         Pearland, Texas                                     Drums

Autumn Myers                         Howell, N.J.                                         Music Business

Takumi Nakayama                  Shizuoka, Japan                                    Winds/Strings/Horns               

Tanya Orlov                            Redondo Beach, Calif.                          Audio Engineering

Pavlina Osta                             Port Orange, Fla.                                  Multimedia

Quinn Oulton                           London, England                                  Winds/Strings/Horns

Ross Phillips                            Indianapolis, Ind.                                 Electronic Music Production

Jason Saitta                              Chantilly, Va.                                       Songwriting

Tafari Salaam                           Beaufort, S.C.                                      Winds/Strings/Horns

Dorian Sanders                        Maryland Heights, Mo.                      Guitar

Ryota Sasaguri                         Kagawa, Japan                                    Winds/Strings/Horns

Julian Scanlan                          Mount Laurel, N.J.                              

Electronic Music Production Drew Schwendiman                 Summit, N.J.                                       Multimedia

Jahmori Simmons                    Douglasville, Ga.                                 Electronic Music Production

Aaron Spieldenner                   Normandy Park, Wash.                      Audio Engineering

Dominic Spitaliere                   Huntersville, N.C.                              Electronic Music Production

Tyler Talmadge                       Albuquerque, N.M.                            

Electronic Music Production Chloe Tang                              Phoenix                                               Songwriting

Camille Thornton                    Great Falls, Va.                                   Songwriting

Lilliana Villines                       Van Nuys, Calif.                                  Songwriting

Chase Walker                          Riverside, Calif.                                   Guitar

Marcus Wanner                      Nashville                                              Guitar

Maxwell Yi                              Houston                                              Electronic Music Production  

 

GRAMMY Camp N.Y.: Aug. 4–12, 2013 GRAMMY Camp N.Y. is a nine-day residential program for high school students that offer campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams. This real-world, hands-on environment will involve an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product, and will culminate in a launch party. GRAMMY Camp N.Y. will be hosted by Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, N.Y.  

2013 GRAMMY Camp New York Selectees and Tracks

Niki Bottoni                             Allentown, Pa.                                     Electronic Music Production

Cody Brady                             Sea Cliff, N.Y.                                     Bass

Brooks Brown                         Leawood, Kan.                                    Electronic Music Production

Michael Cappelluti                  Marlboro, N.J.                                     Keys

Mackin Carroll                        Huntington Beach, Calif.                     Songwriting

Lauren Craig                            Chicago                                                Multimedia

Daniel Davila                           Encino, Calif                                        Vocal

Isabella Englert                        Valley Cottage, N.Y.                            Songwriting

Michael Ervin                          Rock Hill, S.C.                                     Drums

Amelia Eversole                       Folsom, Calif.                                      Multimedia

Adam Gould                            Farmington Hills, Mich.                      Audio Engineering

Jadha Gunawan                       Sugar Land, Texas                                Multimedia

Abby Kanfer                           Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.                    Multimedia

Samuel Korycki                       Kalamazoo, Mich.                               Guitar

Logan Lawrence                      Arlington, Texas                                   Electronic Music Production

Michael Maple                       Ashland, Wis.                                       Electronic Music Production

Reath Neilson                          Pasadena, Calif.                                   Songwriting

Whitney Nixon                        Corona, Calif.                                      Audio Engineering

Angelica Pollard                       San Ramon, Calif.                               Multimedia

Victoria Pritchard                     Spring Lake Heights, N.J.                   Songwriting  

Valentina Rico                         Fort Lauderdale           , Fla.                            Songwriting

Hanani Taylor                         Columbus, Ohio                                  Vocal

Ben Thomas                            Philadelphia                                         Audio Engineering

Samantha Vick                         Seattle                                                  Multimedia

Kyle Ward                               Rumson, N.J.                                       Guitar

Isaiah Weatherspoon               Jeffersonville, Pa.                                Drums

Emily Weeks                           Atlanta                                                 Songwriting

Bobby Woody                         Baltimore                                             Audio Engineering

T.J. Wooten                             Tarboro, N.C.                                      Electronic Music Production  

 

The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in K through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. For more information about our music education programs, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools®” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter @GRAMMYFdn at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn and join us on Instagram @GRAMMYFdn.

Anthony Kiedis And Mike Shinoda To Present Awards At Live Benefit Concert On May 30, Bobby Lee To Host, Mix Master Mike To DJ And Andy Dick To Make Special Appearance

Benefit Concert To Raise Funds For MusiCares’ Addiction Recovery Services

WHO:            

Honorees: Chester Bennington, lead vocalist of two-time GRAMMY®-winning band Linkin Park, and Tony Alva, legendary skateboarder, surfer, musician and original member of the skateboarding team Dogtown Z-Boys at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 30. Bennington will be presented with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award by Mike Shinoda, co-lead vocalist and producer of Linkin Park, for his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund®, and for his commitment to helping other addicts with the addiction recovery process. Alva will be presented with the MusiCares® From the Heart Award by Anthony Kiedis, lead vocalist of multi-GRAMMY-winning band Red Hot Chili Peppers, for his unconditional friendship and dedication to the mission and goals of the organization. All proceeds will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.

Host:

Mad TV’s Bobby Lee, who performs stand-up comedy across the United States, is a regular on “Chelsea Lately” and Comedy Central’s “The Burn With Jeff Ross,” and was last seen in the 2012 comedy The Dictator.

Performers:

Chester Bennington with special guests; Tony Alva and his band Chicken Noodle Project featuring Ray Barbee and Matt Rainwater; Early Morning Rebel featuring vocalist Nathan James, guitarist Dustin Bath and drummer Joshua Mervin; rock musician and songwriter Ida Maria with drummer Dave Krusen, bassist Jenni Tarma, and guitarist Stefan Tornby; and GRAMMY-winning musician and songwriter Slash. Artist Mix Master Mike will DJ and comedian Andy Dick will make a special appearance.

WHAT:          

The MusiCares Foundation® offers programs and services to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities and car payments; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; psychotherapy; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares Safe Harbor Rooms, supported by the Bohemian Foundation, offer a support network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.

TICKETS:     

This special dinner and concert offers Living Room Sets that seat 10 for $12,500, Individual Floor Seats for $1,250 per person, and VIP Balcony Seats for $100 per person; contact Wynnie Wynn for ticket information at 310.392.3777 or wynniew@grammy.com. General Admission Balcony Seats for $40 per person are available only through AXS at www.axs.com.

Out of respect for the clients the MusiCares MAP Fund serves, the event will be alcohol-free. This event is made possible with the generous support of Caravents, Goldenvoice, Jackson Limousine Service, and Swing House.

PARTNER:    

The life and times of Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein were an all too brief story of triumph, tragedy, and inspiration. His amazing style and innovation were a bridge between the DJ world that came before him, and the electronic dance music revolution that has transformed the music industry as we know it today. Thanks to the vision and generosity of his mother Andrea Gross, family, and colleagues, through the Memorial Fund created in his name, MusiCares will be receiving support to provide addiction recovery services to our clients. This crucial financial support is being provided as a means to recognize both DJ AM’s profound contribution to the music industry, and his commitment to sobriety, helping others free themselves of the stigma and challenges of substance abuse. It will provide much needed resources to get music people into treatment for their addictions. MusiCares will name the opening DJ set in his honor. It is a fitting tribute given Adam was the first celebrity DJ to play at the fifth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert.

WHERE:       

Club Nokia 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015 *Parking available in Olympic East Garage for $25

WHEN:          

Thursday, May 30, 2013

5:30 p.m.                     Media Check-in

6:15 p.m.                     Red Carpet Arrivals

7 p.m.                          Buffet Dinner

8 p.m.                          Awards Presentation & Concert

MEDIA R.S.V.P. MANDATORY: christina.cassidy@grammy.com or 310.581.8670 (email preferred)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you are interested in covering this event, you MUST request credentials no later than 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 23. Credentials will be picked up at media check-in on the day of the event. ALL MEDIA MUST BRING PHOTO I.D. All crews must be self-contained, ENG crews. All satellite truck/van parking must be coordinated with Christina Cassidy no later than May 23. ALL MEDIA MUST BE CREDENTIALED for this event. NOTE: To plug into mult-box, media must bring XLR cable with a deck.

Established in 1989 by The Recording Academy, MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “MusiCares” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/musicares, follow MusiCares on Twitter @MusiCares at www.twitter.com/musicares, and join us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/musicares.

Esta Iniciativa Educativa, Presentada por La Academia Latina de la Grabación® Visitará la Escuela Libre de Música Ernesto Ramos Antonini el Martes, 30 de Abril

QUIÉNES:     

El cuatro veces ganador del Latin GRAMMY® y ganador de un GRAMMY®  el cantautor colombiano Carlos Vives; personalidad de la cadena Univision y fundadora de Arte por la Paz (Fundación que promueve los programas de música y arte en las escuelas), Giselle Blondet actuará como moderadora y alrededor de 400 estudiantes de la Escuela Libre de Música Ernesto Ramos Antonini.

 QUÉ:             

Latin GRAMMY In The Schools ofrece a estudiantes la oportunidad de conocer y aprender acerca del mundo de la música por la propia voz de  uno de los músicos más talentosos de la música latina. El programa educativo, organizado por La Academia Latina de la Grabación®,  también incluye anécdotas sobre las influencias y metas personales desde  la perspectiva del artista. El programa concluirá  con una sesión  de preguntas y respuestas.

CUÁNDO:     

Martes, 30 de abril 2013

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. ET              Registro de Medios

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. ET              Entrevistas

10:30 – 12p.m. ET              Presentación del Panel

DONDE:         

Escuela Libre de Música Ernesto Ramos Antonini

Avenida Chardón #125                         

Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00919

INFORMACION ADICIONAL:

Para fomentar las carreras en el negocio de la música, así como la importancia de permanecer en la escuela, Latin GRAMMY In The Schools ofrece a los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria la oportunidad de interactuar directamente con los artistas y profesionales de la industria de la música en los centros educativos de todo el país. El programa presenta una perspectiva interna sobre el trabajo en las industrias de la música y de grabación, y arroja luz sobre las realidades del mundo de la música, así como la amplia gama de oportunidades de carrera disponibles.

La Academia Latina de la Grabación es una organización internacional compuesta por artistas, músicos, compositores, productores, y otros profesionales técnicos y creativos de la grabación, de habla hispana y portuguesa. La organización se dedica a mejorar la calidad de vida y las condiciones culturales de la música latina y sus creadores. Además de producir la Entrega del Latin GRAMMY para premiar la excelencia en las artes y ciencias de la grabación, La Academia Latina de la Grabación brinda programas educativos y de asistencia para la comunidad musical latina. Para más información acerca de La Academia Latina de la Grabación, por favor visite el sitio en Internet www.latingrammy.com. Para acceder noticias de último momento y contenido exclusivo, únete a las redes sociales de la organización y síguenos por Twitter en www.twitter.com/latingrammys, o hazte un fanático en Facebook en www.facebook.com/latingrammys.

“GRAMMY® winner Chi Cheng of the Deftones was a powerful bassist who was larger than life on stage. Playing on the group’s first five albums, he and his bandmates received a GRAMMY in the Best Metal Performance category at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards in Feb. 2001. Although the group’s early years were more heavy metal-based, they were one of the first bands to incorporate a more alternative and ethereal sound into their thunderous and visceral music, blazing a trail that newer bands continue to follow today. The music industry has lost a proud and passionate performer all too soon, and our sincerest condolences go out to his family, his bandmates, and his fans worldwide who are mourning his untimely and unfortunate passing.  

Neil Portnow

President/CEO

The Recording Academy

Funds Will Provide Support for Archiving and Preservation Programs and Research Efforts that Examine the Impact Of Music on Human Development

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 11, 2013) — The GRAMMY Foundation® Grant Program announced today that more than $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 14 recipients in the United States to help facilitate a range of research, archiving and preservation projects on a variety of subjects. Research projects include a study that will investigate a potential core deficit in rhythm processing in developmental stuttering, combining behavioral and neuroimaging studies in children with studies in songbirds. Preservation and archiving initiatives include a project that will preserve and provide access to a unique organ recording collection of master organ player rolls and noteworthy arrangements produced in the 1920s; and an effort to preserve and digitize the audiovisual collections of imperiled media of the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, and Bob Hope, among others. A complete list of grant awards and projects is below. The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1. Guidelines and the letter of inquiry form for the 2014 cycle will be available beginning May 1 at www.grammyfoundation.org/grants.

“Since its inception, our GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program has awarded more than $6 million dollars to more than 300 noteworthy projects,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “This year we have another remarkable slate of selected grantees. Funds will be used for activities as varied as the preservation of unique live radio broadcasts from the ’30s and ’40s and the digitization of more than 90,000 Mexican-American recordings on 78s, 45s and cassettes to studies and programs that investigate the effects of music on children and their development — including one that will assess the biological effects of musical training on child brain development in collaboration with a nonprofit organization that provides free musical training to children in the gang reduction zones of Los Angeles. The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program is truly at the forefront of philanthropy across the areas of archiving, preservation and scientific research.”

Generously funded by The Recording Academy, the Grant Program provides funding annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, as well as research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. In 2008 the Grant Program expanded its categories to include assistance grants for individuals and small- to mid-sized organizations to assist collections held by individuals and organizations that may not have access to the expertise needed to create a preservation plan. The assistance planning process, which may include inventorying and stabilizing a collection, articulates the steps to be taken to ultimately archive recorded sound materials for future generations.

Preservation Implementation

New York Philharmonic — New York

Awarded: $20,000

The New York Philharmonic Archives will digitize and preserve 52 hours of brittle lacquer discs documenting 36 unique live radio broadcasts from the 1930s and 1940s. The total cache of 245 radio broadcast recordings made between 1932–1962 comprise a total of approximately 350 hours of audio in various formats to be made available to the public at the philharmonic’s reading room and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. www.nyphil.org

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation — New Orleans

Awarded: $3,095

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive will digitally preserve and make access copies of the 10 reel-to-reel master 2-inch tapes of the “Professor Longhair Fire Relief Benefit”, held April 22, 1974, to benefit Professor Longhair (Henry Roeland Byrd, 1918–1980). This work will result in the creation of preservation and access digital files, and the public will be welcomed to listen to the recordings in the archive. The original master tapes will be permanently stored in Iron Mountain’s special audiovisual vault. www.jazzandheritage.org

Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University — Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Awarded: $19,993

There are nearly 4,000 tapes in the Charles K. Wolfe Audio Collection at the Center for Popular Music, many of which are oral histories of musicians or field recordings. Dating from the 1930s–2000, this is likely the premier collection in the American Mid-South region. The center will inventory the contents, conserve the recordings, transcribe to digital format when appropriate, and make the collection publicly accessible. www.popmusic.mtsu.edu

American Organ Institute Archive and Library at the University of Oklahoma School of Music — Norman, Okla.

Awarded: $20,000

American Organ Institute Archive and Library will preserve and provide access to an incredibly unique organ recording collection. The collection’s emphasis is on the original and irreplaceable master organ player rolls produced by Moller Pipe Organ Co. in the 1920s (16 tons total), as well as recordings of organ arrangements by notable performers on organs lost to time. Many of the collection’s most treasured items are made of paper and are deteriorating rapidly. These will now be restored and shared with the public. www.ou.edu/aoi

The Arhoolie Foundation — El Cerrito, Calif.

Awarded: $20,000

Since 2005, the Arhoolie Foundation has digitized more than 90,000 Mexican-American recordings on 78s, 45s and cassettes from their Strachwitz Frontera Collection. The collection has been made accessible through a partnership with the UCLA Digital Library Program. Arhoolie will complete their final stage to digitize the rare LPs and unissued reel-to-reel master tapes. The Strachwitz Frontera Collection is a one-of-a-kind, unique cultural treasure that needs preservation and accessibility. www.arhoolie.org http://frontera.library.ucla.edu/

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries — Los Angeles

Awarded: $10,000

This implementation project will preserve, digitize, and provide public online access to one-of-a-kind, fragile, and historically significant audio recordings in the ONE Archives, the world’s largest LGBT historical collection. This project will make available 177 hours of recorded lectures, interviews, and oral histories that preserve the voices of the pioneering activists, scholars, and artists who launched the LGBT struggle for equality over the past six decades. www.onearchives.org

Preservation Implementation, cont’d. Pacifica Foundation — North Hollywood, Calif.

Awarded: $10,000

Pacifica Radio Archives will digitize, catalog, preserve, and promote 72 hours (93 tapes) of fragile reel-to-reel analog audio tapes holding unique broadcasts from Pacifica Radio’s listener sponsored noncommercial radio station, New York City’s WBAI-FM. Two significant series are to be preserved: The Free Music Store featuring Phil Ochs, Arthur Miller and Bill Vanaver and the Mind’s Eye Theatre, which produced radio plays created by premier artists and technicians. www.pacificaradioarchives.org

Preservation Assistance Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative — Carmel, Ind.

Awarded: $5,000

The Feinstein Initiative will determine necessary storage, rehousing, remediation, conservation, preservation, and digitization of audiovisual collections that include but are not limited to 16″ transcription discs, lacquer discs, cassette tape, CD, analog reel-to-reel, 16mm film, and slides that document the music of songbook legends such as Rudy Vallée, Meredith Willson and the Andrews Sisters. The preservation assessment will allow the initiative to find funding for preservation so that these items can be made accessible to researchers and the public. www.feinsteininitiative.org

Freedom Archives — San Francisco

Awarded: $5,000

Art Sato, a leading authority on contemporary jazz and new music, has hosted “In Your Ear,” a two-hour weekly radio series on KPFA-FM from 1981 to the present. The Freedom Archives will prepare for the digital preservation of more than 80 in-depth, unique, extended, and exclusive interviews over the last 30 years. The collection contains great artists and innovative practitioners of jazz and Latin music, including many who are now deceased. www.freedomarchives.org

Scientific Research Northwestern University — Chicago

Awarded: $19,895

This study will assess the biological effects of musical training on child brain development in collaboration with the Harmony Project, a nonprofit organization providing free musical training to children in the gang reduction zones of Los Angeles. Specifically, the study will examine the effects of musical training on the neural processing of speech as well as on the development of critical language and learning skills. www.brainvolts.northwestern.edu

John Devin McAuley — East Lansing, Mich.

Awarded: $19,500

Stuttering affects 3 million Americans. Children with chronic stuttering face lifelong struggles that can impact academic achievement and lead to negative psychosocial consequences. The project goal is to investigate a potential core deficit in rhythm processing in developmental stuttering, combining behavioral and neuroimaging studies in children with studies in songbirds, which under controlled conditions can be induced to stutter.  psychology.msu.edu/TAPlab/index.htm

Scientific Research, cont’d Regents of the University of California, University of California, San Diego — La Jolla, Calif.

Awarded: $19,860

The SIMPHONY project is a unique collaboration designed to understand how music training affects children’s brains and the development of general cognitive skills like language and attention. It is the first study of its kind and will track 60 children annually starting at ages 5–10 as they engage in ensemble music training (versus nonmusic controls) using an extensive battery of neural and behavioral testing. www.chd.ucsd.edu/research/simphony-study.html

University of Washington — Seattle

Awarded: $10,000

Research shows that musical experience can enhance and promote healthy child development. Synchronization between players is a key aspect of playing music together. Synchrony can also strengthen bonds and affiliation between individuals. The dual aims of the proposed project are to: (a) determine whether children prefer synchronous as opposed to asynchronous rhythms and (b) examine whether children’s preference for synchrony is enhanced for musical interactions involving pitch, harmony and melody. We expect a musical context to increase the difference between synchronized and asynchronous interactions, illustrating music’s role as a vehicle for positive interpersonal interaction. ilabs.washington.edu

Pitzer College — Claremont, Calif.

Awarded: $19,900

To what extent do music and language share neural resources? We propose to evaluate music perception and cognition in a group of 40 aphasic individuals whose language deficits and brain lesions are well characterized. Using voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping, we will identify the areas of the brain that are most essential to the perception of melody, harmony, and rhythm, and compare these with similar VLSM analyses of language in the same participants. www.pitzer.edu/academics/faculty/justus/index.asp

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. The nomination process is online at grammymusicteacher.com and the deadline for submissions is April 15.  For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools®” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter @GRAMMYFdn at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn and join us on Instagram @GRAMMYFdn at www.instagram.com/GRAMMYfdn.

 

 

GRAMMY® winner Gordon Stoker was known for his stellar tenor voice, which graced countless memorable recordings throughout his more than 60-year career. As a longtime member of the vocal quartet the Jordanaires, he helped to influence the sound of gospel, country and pop music with a unique and versatile style while recording with an impressive roster of artists. Stoker worked with the likes of Patsy Cline, George Jones, Loretta Lynn and played a significant role in the career of Elvis Presley for more than a decade. We have lost a gifted and timeless artist who made significant contributions to music and our industry, and our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and all who were inspired by his talents.

Neil Portnow

President/CEO

The Recording Academy

Grants Awarded to 10 Top U.S. Public High Schools for Music Excellence Including Six Enterprise Awards Granted to Economically Underserved Schools

Supported in Part by Best Buy, the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the Hot Topic Foundation

Special GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Awards Given Throughout The Year In Partnership With Best Buy And The Hot Topic Foundation

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 28, 2013) — The GRAMMY Foundation® (www.grammyfoundation.org) announced today that 10 schools nationwide have been selected as GRAMMY® Signature Schools (www.grammyintheschools.com) for 2013 and have been awarded cash grants totaling $56,000. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year. Each of the 10 GRAMMY Signature Schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program. The top three schools are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients is named the National GRAMMY Signature School. The National GRAMMY Signature School will receive $10,000, and the two remaining Gold schools each will receive $5,500. One remaining GRAMMY Signature School recipient will receive a grant of $2,000 to benefit its music programs. In the Enterprise Award category, which recognizes efforts made by schools that are economically underserved, six schools will receive a grant of $5,500 each. GRAMMY Signature Schools are made possible in part through the generous support of Best Buy, the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the Hot Topic Foundation.

The GRAMMY Foundation also offers the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award, an extension of the GRAMMY Signature Schools program in partnership with Best Buy and the Hot Topic Foundation. Through this alliance, the GRAMMY Foundation identifies deserving public high school music programs to receive the award and a $2,000 grant. During the past year, approximately 86 schools have received the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award, and total dollars granted exceeded $172,000.

“For the past 15 years, our GRAMMY Signature Schools program has been providing much-needed financial resources and recognizing excellence in schools across the U.S. whose music programs have a positive impact on the lives of their students,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “We’re extremely grateful to our sponsors, whose generous support has allowed this initiative to grow. This program also was one source of inspiration behind the new Music Educator Award being presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation that will honor music’s unsung heroes — the teachers who spend their days in classrooms encouraging music’s next generation.”

2013 GRAMMY Signature Schools:

 

2013 National GRAMMY Signature School ($10,000)

Neuqua Valley High School — Naperville, Ill.

 

2013 GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold ($5,500 each)

Marcus High School — Flower Mound, Texas

York Community High School — Elmhurst, Ill.

 

2013 GRAMMY Signature Schools ($2,000)

Northwood High School — Irvine, Calif.

 

2013 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award ($5,500 each)

Colony High School — Palmer, Alaska

Compton High School — Compton, Calif.

John Marshall High School — Los Angeles

North Central High School — Spokane, Wash.

Palacios High School — Palacios, Texas

Sahuarita High School — Sahuarita, Ariz.

 

The selection process for GRAMMY Signature Schools begins each year in August when the GRAMMY Foundation mails notification to more than 20,000 public high schools from districts large and small, urban, suburban and rural, requesting information about each school’s music program. Applications are completed and submitted online in October at www.grammyintheschools.com. After the applications are scored, finalists are identified and asked to submit additional documentation, such as recordings of school concerts, sample concert programs and repertoire, which is then reviewed by an independent blue-ribbon committee of top music educators and professionals to determine the schools that merit GRAMMY Signature School status.

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. The nomination process is online at grammymusicteacher.com and the deadline for submissions is April 15. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please “like” GRAMMY in the Schools® on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter @GRAMMYFdn at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn and join us on Instagram @GRAMMYFdn at www.instagram.com/GRAMMYfdn.

1. Record Of The Year

Winner

Somebody That I Used To Know

Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Wally De Backer, producer; Wally De Backer & Francois Tetaz, engineers/mixers; William Bowden, mastering engineer
Track from: Making Mirrors
Label: Universal Republic

Lonely Boy

The Black Keys
The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer
Track from: El Camino
Label: Nonesuch

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Kelly Clarkson
Greg Kurstin, producer; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Greg Kurstin & Jesse Shatkin, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited

We Are Young

Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe

Jeff Bhasker, producer; Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dawson, Ken Lewis, Pawel Sek & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
Track from: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen

Thinkin Bout You

Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean & Shea Taylor, producers; Jeff Ellis, Mark “Spike” Stent, Pat Thrall & Marcos Tovar, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
Track from: Channel Orange
Label: Def Jam

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Taylor Swift
Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, producers; Serban Ghenea, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert & John Hanes, engineer/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Label: Big Machine Records

  

2. Album Of The Year

Winner

Babel

Mumford & Sons
Markus Dravs, producer; Robin Baynton & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: Glassnote

El Camino

The Black Keys
The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer
Label: Nonesuch

Some Nights

Fun.
Janelle Monáe, featured artist; Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Jake One & TommyD, producers; Jeff Bhasker, Pete Bischoff, Jeff Chestek, Rich Costey, Andrew Dawson, Emile Haynie, Ken Lewis, Manny Marroquin, Sonny Pinnar, Pawel Sek & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
Label: Fueled By Ramen

Channel Orange

Frank Ocean
André 3000, John Mayer, Earl Sweatshirt & Tyler, The Creator, featured artists; Om’Mas Keith, Malay, Frank Ocean, Pharrell & Shea Taylor, producers; Calvin Bailif, Andrew Coleman, Jeff Ellis, Doug Fenske, Om’Mas Keith, Malay, Frank Ocean, Ken Oriole, Philip Scott, Mark “Spike” Stent, Pat Thrall, Marcos Tovar & Vic Wainstein, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
Label: Def Jam

Blunderbuss

Jack White
Jack White, producer; Vance Powell & Jack White, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: Third Man/Columbia Records

 

3. Song Of The Year

Winner

We Are Young

Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe)

Track from: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen; Publishers: WB Music, FBR Music, Bearvon Music/Rough Art/Shira Lee Lawrence Rick Music/Way Above Music/Sony ATV Songs

The A Team

Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)

Track from: +
Label: Elektra; Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Adorn

Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)

Label: RCA/Bystorm Entertainment; Publisher: Art Dealer Chic

Call Me Maybe

Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen  & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)

Label: 604 Records/Schoolboy Records/Interscope; Publishers: Jepsen Music Publishing, Regular Monkey Productions, Crowe Music Publishing

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)

Label: RCA/19 Recordings; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing MGB Scandinavia, Perfect Storm Music Group/Sony ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia, BMG Gold Songs, Kurstin Music/EMI April Music

  

4. Best New Artist

Winner

Fun.

Alabama Shakes

Hunter Hayes

The Lumineers

Frank Ocean

 

5. Best Pop Solo Performance

Winner

Set Fire To The Rain [Live]

Adele
Track from: Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Label: XL/Columbia

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Kelly Clarkson
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited

Call Me Maybe

Carly Rae Jepsen
Label: 604 Records/Schoolboy Records/Interscope

Wide Awake

Katy Perry

Label: Capitol

Where Have You Been

Rihanna

Track from: Talk That Talk
Label: Def Jam

  

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Winner

Somebody That I Used To Know

Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Track from: Making Mirrors
Label: Universal Republic

Shake It Out

Florence & The Machine

Track from: Ceremonials
Label: Universal Republic

We Are Young

Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe

Track from: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen

Sexy And I Know It

LMFAO

Track from: Sorry For Party Rocking
Label: will.i.am/Interscope/Cherrytree Records

Payphone

Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

Track from: Overexposed
Label: A & M/Octone

 

7. Best Pop Instrumental Album

Winner

Impressions

Chris Botti

Label: Columbia

24/7

Gerald Albright & Norman Brown

Label: Concord Jazz

Four Hands & A Heart Volume One

Larry Carlton

Label: 335 Records, Inc.

Live At The Blue Note Tokyo

Dave Koz

Label: Just Koz Entertainment

Rumbadoodle

Arun Shenoy

Label: Arun Shenoy Music Publishing

  

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

Winner

Stronger

Kelly Clarkson
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings LLC

Ceremonials

Florence & The Machine

Label: Universal Republic

Some Nights

Fun.
Label: Fueled By Ramen

Overexposed

Maroon 5

Label: A&M/Octone

The Truth About Love

Pink

Label: RCA Records

  

9. Best Dance Recording

Winner

Bangarang

Skrillex Featuring Sirah

Skrillex, producer; Skrillex, mixer
Track from: Bangarang
Label: OWSLA/Big Beat/Atlantic

Levels

Avicii

Tim Bergling & Ash Pournouri, producers; Tim Bergling, mixer
Label: Levels/Atom Empire/Interscope

Let’s Go

Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo

Calvin Harris, producer; Calvin Harris, mixer
Label: Ultra Music

Don’t You Worry Child

Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin

Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, producers; Steve Angello, Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso, mixers
Label: Astralwerks

I Can’t Live Without You

Al Walser

Al Walser, producer; Al Walser, mixer
Label: Cut The Bull Entertainment

 

10. Best Dance/Electronica Album

Winner

Bangarang

Skrillex

Label: OWSLA/Big Beat/Atlantic

Wonderland

Steve Aoki

Label: Ultra Music/ Dim Mak

Don’t Think

The Chemical Brothers

Label: Astralwerks

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Deadmau5

Label: Mau5trap Recordings/Ultra Music

Fire & Ice

Kaskade

Label: Ultra Music

  

11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Winner

Kisses On The Bottom

Paul McCartney

Label: Hear Music

Christmas

Michael Bublé

Label: 143/Reprise

A Holiday Carole

Carole King

Label: Hear Music

 

12. Best Rock Performance

Winner

Lonely Boy

The Black Keys
Track from: El Camino
Label: Nonesuch

Hold On

Alabama Shakes
Track from: Boys & Girls
Label: ATO Records

Charlie Brown

Coldplay

Label: Capitol

I Will Wait

Mumford & Sons
Track from: Babel
Label: Glassnote

We Take Care Of Our Own

Bruce Springsteen

Track from: Wrecking Ball
Label: Columbia Records

  

13. Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

Winner

Love Bites (So Do I)

Halestorm

Track from: The Strange Case Of…
Label: Atlantic

I’m Alive

Anthrax

Label: Megaforce

Blood Brothers

Iron Maiden

Track from: En Vivo!
Label: UMe

Ghost Walking

Lamb Of God

Track from: Resolution
Label: Epic

No Reflection

Marilyn Manson

Track from: Born Villain
Label: Cooking Vinyl

Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)

Megadeth

Track from: Th1rt3en
Label: Roadrunner Records

  

14. Best Rock Song

Winner

Lonely Boy

Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)

Track from: El Camino
Label: Nonesuch; Publisher: McMoore McLesst Publishing

Freedom At 21

Jack White, songwriter (Jack White )

Track from: Blunderbuss
Label: Columbia Records/ Third Man Records; Publisher: Third String Tunes

I Will Wait

Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall & Marcus Mumford, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)

Track from: Babel
Label: Glassnote

Madness

Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

Label: Warner Bros.; Publisher: Warner Chappell

We Take Care Of Our Own

Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Track from: Wrecking Ball
Label: Columbia Records; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen

 

15. Best Rock Album

Winner

El Camino

The Black Keys
Label: Nonesuch

Mylo Xyloto

Coldplay

Label: Capitol

The 2nd Law

Muse

Label: WB

Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen

Label: Columbia Records

Blunderbuss

Jack White
Label: Columbia Records/ Third Man Records

 

16. Best Alternative Music Album

Winner

Making Mirrors

Gotye
Label: Universal Republic

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

Fiona Apple

Label: Epic/Clean Slate

Biophilia

Björk

Label: One Little Indian / Nonesuch

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

M83

Label: Mute

Bad As Me

Tom Waits

Label: Anti Records

  

17. Best R&B Performance

Winner

Climax

Usher

Track from: Looking 4 Myself
Label: RCA Records

Thank You

Estelle

Track from: All Of Me
Label: Home School/Atlantic

Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)

Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi

Track from: Black Radio
Label: Blue Note

I Want You

Luke James

Label: Mercury

Adorn

Miguel
Label: RCA Records / Bystorm Entertainment

  

18. Best Traditional R&B Performance

Winner

Love On Top

Beyoncé

Track from: 4
Label: Columbia Records

Lately

Anita Baker

Label: Blue Note

Wrong Side Of A Love Song

Melanie Fiona

Track from: The MF Life
Label: SRC

Real Good Hands

Gregory Porter

Track from: Be Good
Label: Motema Music

If Only You Knew

SWV

Track from: I Missed Us
Label: Mass Appeal Entertainment/E1 Music

 

19. Best R&B Song

Winner

Adorn

Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)

Label: RCA/Bystorm Entertainment; Publisher: Art Dealer Chic

Beautiful Surprise

Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Tamia)

Label: Plus 1 Music Group; Publishers: Plus 1 Publishing, Studiobeast Music/Warner Tamerlane Music/Linden Springfield/EMI Blackwood Music

Heart Attack

Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson, songwriters (Trey Songz)

Track from: Chapter V
Label: Songbook/Atlantic; Publishers: Matza Ball Music/Where Da Kasz At, EMI Foray Music, April’s Boy Muzik/Warner Chappell Music

Pray For Me

Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick “jQue” Smith, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)

Track from: Back To Love
Label: RCA; Publishers: Tappy Whyte’s Music/Songs of Universal, Faze 2 Music/Songs of Universal, Antonio Dixon’s Muzik/EMI April Music, Christopher Matthew Music Publishing/Songs of Windswept Pacific

Refill

Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew “Pop” Wansel, songwriters (Elle Varner)

Track from: Perfectly Imperfect
Label: RCA Records/MBK Entertainment; Publishers: Ellevision Music/Sony ATV Songs, Private Stock Entertainment/Songs of Universal, CampStar Music/EMI April

  

20. Best Urban Contemporary Album

Winner

Channel Orange

Frank Ocean
Label: Def Jam

Fortune

Chris Brown

Label: RCA Records

Kaleidoscope Dream

Miguel
Label: RCA Records / Bystorm Entertainment

 

21. Best R&B Album

Winner

Black Radio

Robert Glasper Experiment

Label: Blue Note

Back To Love

Anthony Hamilton

Label: RCA Records

Write Me Back

R. Kelly

Label: RCA Records

Beautiful Surprise

Tamia

Label: Plus 1 Music Group

Open Invitation

Tyrese

Label: Voltron Recordz

  

22. Best Rap Performance

Winner

N****s In Paris

Jay-Z & Kanye West

Track from: Watch The Throne
Label: Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)

Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne

Track from: Take Care
Label: Cash Money Records

Daughters

Nas

Track from: Life Is Good
Label: Def Jam

Mercy

Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Island Def Jam

I Do

Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

Track from: TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition
Label: Def Jam

 

23. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Winner

No Church In The Wild

Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean  & The-Dream

Track from: Watch The Throne
Label: Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

Wild Ones

Flo Rida Featuring Sia

Track from: Wild Ones
Label: Poe Boy/Atlantic

Tonight (Best You Ever Had)

John Legend Featuring Ludacris

Label: Epic Records

Cherry Wine

Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse

Track from: Life Is Good
Label: Def Jam

Talk That Talk

Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

Track from: Talk That Talk
Label: Def Jam

  

24. Best Rap Song

Winner

N****s In Paris

Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West, songwriters (W.A. Donaldson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Track from: Watch The Throne
Label: Roc-A-Fella Records; Publishers: Hit-Boy Music/Very Good Beats, Hip Hop Since 1978, Dean’s List Productions, Unichappell Music

Daughters

Nasir Jones & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Patrick Adams, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer & Paul Leka, songwriters) (Nas)

Track from: Life Is Good
Label: Def Jam; Publishers: Rich Daily Since ’71, Universal Music Publishing, Unichappell Music

Lotus Flower Bomb

Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson & Miguel Jontel Pimentel, songwriters (Wale Featuring Miguel)

Label: MMG/Warner Bros.; Publishers: WB Music/Deadstock Music/Verrin Howard/Miguel Jontel Pimentel Publishing/Fusician Publishing

Mercy

Sean Anderson, Mike Dean, Tauheed Epps, Willie Hansbro, Malik Yusef Jones, Anthony Khan, Stephen Taft, James Thomas, Terrence Thornton, Herbert Turner  & Kanye West, songwriters (Denzie Beagle, Winston Riley, Reggie Stepper & Reggie Williams, songwriters)

(Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
Label: G.O.O.D. Music; Publishers: Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/RLFG Music/FF to Def Pub./Neighborhood Pusha/Sony ATV Songs/Ty Epps Music/Copyright Control/Roynet Music/Dub Plate Music

The Motto

Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham, Noah “40” Shebib & Tyler Williams, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne)

Track from: Take Care
Label: Cash Money Records

Young, Wild & Free

Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Peter Hernandez & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (T. Bluechel, M. Borrow, T. Griffin, K. Jackson, N. Lee & M. Newman, songwriters) (Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars)

 
Track from: Mac And Devin Go To High School: Music From And Inspired By The Movie
Label: Atlantic; Publishers: My Own Chit Publishing/EMI Blackwood, PGH Sound, Mars Force Music/Roc Nation Music, Toy Plane Music-Universal Music, Westside Independent, WB Music, Late 80’s Music, Beechwood Music, BMG Platinum, Rebellion Corps.

  

25. Best Rap Album

Winner

Take Care

Drake

Label: Cash Money Records

Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1

Lupe Fiasco

Label: Atlantic

Life Is Good

Nas

Label: Def Jam

Undun

The Roots

Label: Island Def Jam

God Forgives, I Don’t

Rick Ross

Label: Def Jam

Based On A T.R.U. Story

2 Chainz

Label: Island Def Jam

  

26. Best Country Solo Performance

Winner

Blown Away

Carrie Underwood

Track from: Blown Away
Label: 19 Recordings Limited/Arista Nashville

Home

Dierks Bentley

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Springsteen

Eric Church

Label: EMI Records Nashville

Cost Of Livin’

Ronnie Dunn

Label: Arista Nashville

Wanted

Hunter Hayes
Track from: Hunter Hayes
Label: Atlantic

Over

Blake Shelton

Track from: Red River Blue
Label: Warner Bros. Records

  

27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Winner

Pontoon

Little Big Town

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Even If It Breaks Your Heart

Eli Young Band

Label: Republic Nashville

Safe & Sound

Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars

Label: Big Machine Records/Universal Republic

On The Outskirts Of Town

The Time Jumpers

Track from: The Time Jumpers
Label: Rounder

I Just Come Here For The Music

Don Williams Featuring Alison Krauss

Label: Sugar Hill Records

  

28. Best Country Song

Winner

Blown Away

Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

Track from: Blown Away
Label: 19 Recordings Limited/Arista Nashville; Publishers: Global Dog Music/Lunalight Music, Big Loud Songs/Angel River Songs

Cost Of Livin’

Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn)

Label: Arista Nashville; Publishers: Tractor Radio Songs, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Showbilly Music

Even If It Breaks Your Heart

Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band)

Label: Republic Nashville; Publishers: Cal IV Songs/Will Hoge Music

So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore

Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson)

Label: EMI Records Nashville/ACR Records; Publishers: Alrighty Den Music, Dean-Parnell Music, Acme Nashville

Springsteen

Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)

Label: EMI Records Nashville; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Sinnerlina Music/ole Purple Cape Music, Bug Music/Mamma’s Cornbread Music

 

29. Best Country Album

Winner

Uncaged

Zac Brown Band

Label: Southern Ground/Atlantic

Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes
Label: Atlantic

Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran

Jamey Johnson

Label: Mercury Records

Four The Record

Miranda Lambert

Label: The RCA Records Label Nashville

The Time Jumpers

The Time Jumpers

Label: Rounder

 

30. Best New Age Album

Winner

Echoes Of Love

Omar Akram

Label: Real Music

Live Ananda

Krishna Das

Label: Krishna Das Music

Bindu

Michael Brant DeMaria

Label: Ontos Music

Deep Alpha

Steven Halpern

Label: Steven Halpern’s Inner Peace Music

Light Body

Peter Kater

Label: Mysterium Music

Troubadours On The Rhine

Loreena McKennitt

Label: Verve

 

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Winner

Hot House

Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists

Track from: Hot House
Label: Concord Jazz

Cross Roads

Ravi Coltrane, soloist

Track from: Spirit Fiction
Label: Blue Note

Alice In Wonderland

Chick Corea, soloist

Track from: Further Explorations (Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian)
Label: Concord Jazz

J. Mac

Kenny Garrett, soloist

Track from: Seeds From The Underground
Label: Mack Avenue Records

Ode

Brad Mehldau, soloist

Track from: Ode (Brad Mehldau Trio)
Label: Nonesuch

  

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album

Winner

Radio Music Society

Esperanza Spalding

Label: Heads Up International

Soul Shadows

Denise Donatelli

Label: Savant Records

1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project

Kurt Elling

Label: Concord Jazz

Live

Al Jarreau (And The Metropole Orkest)

Label: Concord

The Book Of Chet

Luciana Souza

Label: Sunnyside Records

 

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Winner

Unity Band

Pat Metheny Unity Band

Label: Nonesuch

Further Explorations

Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian

Label: Concord Jazz

Hot House

Chick Corea & Gary Burton

Label: Concord Jazz

Seeds From The Underground

Kenny Garrett

Label: Mack Avenue Records

Blue Moon

Ahmad Jamal

Label: Jazz Village

  

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Winner

Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)

Arturo Sandoval

Label: Concord Jazz

Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans

Gil Evans Project

Label: ArtistShare

For The Moment

Bob Mintzer Big Band

Label: MCG Jazz

  

35. Best Latin Jazz Album

Winner

¡Ritmo!

The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

Label: Clare Fischer Productions/Clavo Records

Flamenco Sketches

Chano Domínguez

Label: Blue Note

Multiverse

Bobby Sanabria Big Band

Label: Jazzheads

Duos III

Luciana Souza

Label: Sunnyside Records

New Cuban Express

Manuel Valera New Cuban Express

Label: Mavo Records

  

36. Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Winner

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Matt Redman

Track from: 10,000 Reasons
Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

Jesus, Friend Of Sinners

Casting Crowns

Track from: Come To The Well
Label: Beach Street/Reunion Records

Take Me To The King

Tamela Mann

Label: Tillymann Music Group

Go Get It

Mary Mary

Label: Columbia Records

My Testimony

Marvin Sapp

Track from: I Win
Label: Verity Gospel Music Group

  

37. Best Gospel Song

Winner

Go Get It

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary)

Label: Columbia; Publishers: EMI April Music, It’s Tea Tyme, That’s Plum Song, Wet Ink Red Music

Hold On

Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune & Terence Vaughn, songwriters (James Fortune & FIYA, Monica & Fred Hammond)

Track from: Identity
Label: Light Records/eOne Music/Fiya World

I Feel Good

Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Miller & Calvin Rodgers, songwriters (Fred Hammond)

Track from: God, Love & Romance
Label: Verity Gospel Music Group; Publishers: fHammond Music/Bridge Bldg Music/CJMS Music/Music Feast Productions/Jonathan Miller Publishing

My Testimony

Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp, songwriters (Marvin Sapp)

Track from: I Win
Label: Verity Gospel Music Group; Publishers: Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs/Marvin L. Sapp Music/Ardent Media

Released

Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Bill Winston & Living Word Featuring Donald Lawrence)

Label: Source Media; Publisher: Quiet Water Ent.

  

38. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Tie

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman)

Track from: 10,000 Reasons
Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publishers: Thankyou Music/sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Said And Done Music/Shout! Publishing

Tie

Your Presence Is Heaven

Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed)

Track from: Jesus At The Center Live
Label: Integrity Music; Publishers: Integrity’s Praise! Music/Sound of the New Breed, Regenerate Music

Jesus, Friend Of Sinners

Mark Hall & Matthew West, songwriters (Casting Crowns)

Track from: Come To The Well
Label: Beach Street/Reunion Records

When Mercy Found Me

Jeff Pardo & Rhett Walker, songwriters (Rhett Walker Band)

Track from: Come To The River
Label: Essential Records; Publishers: Sony ATV Music, Ships In A Bottle/Simple Tense Songs

White Flag

Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Passion & Chris Tomlin)

Track from: White Flag
Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publishers: sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Vamos Publishing/Said And Done Music/Valley of the Songs Music/Sony ATV Timber Publishing/West Main Music/Windsor Hill Music/Thankyou Music

  

39. Best Gospel Album

Winner

Gravity

Lecrae

Label: Reach Records

Identity

James Fortune & FIYA

Label: Light Records/eOne Music/Fiya World

Jesus At The Center Live

Israel & New Breed

Label: Integrity Music

I Win

Marvin Sapp

Label: Verity Gospel Music Group

Worship Soul

Anita Wilson

Label: EMI Gospel

  

40. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Winner

Eye On It

TobyMac

Label: ForeFront Records

Come To The Well

Casting Crowns

Label: Beach Street/Reunion Records

Where I Find You

Kari Jobe

Label: Sparrow Records

Gold

Britt Nicole

Label: Sparrow Records

Into The Light

Matthew West

Label: Sparrow Records

 

41. Best Latin Pop Album

Winner

MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition

Juanes

Label: Universal Music Latino

Independiente

Ricardo Arjona

Label: Metamorfosis

Ilusión

Fonseca

Label: Sony Music Latin

Kany Garcia

Kany Garcia

Label: Sony  Music

¿Con Quién Se Queda El Perro?

Jesse Y Joy

Label: Warner Music Latina

  

42. Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

Winner

Imaginaries

Quetzal

Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Campo

Campo

Label: Bizarro Records

Déjenme Llorar

Carla Morrison

Label: Cosmica Records

Electro-Jarocho

Sistema Bomb

Label: Round Whirled Records

La Bala

Ana Tijoux

Label: Nacional Records

 

43. Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Winner

Pecados Y Milagros

Lila Downs

Label: Sony Music

Sembrando Flores

Los Cojolites

Label: Round Whirled Records

365 Días

Los Tucanes De Tijuana

Label: Fonovisa

Oye

Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

Label: Shea Records/East Side Records

El Primer Ministro

Gerardo Ortiz

Label: Sony Music Latin

  

44. Best Tropical Latin Album

Winner

Retro

Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña

Label: Pink Chaos Productions

Cubano Soy

Raúl Lara Y Sus Soneros

Label: Spanish Music Records

Desde Nueva York A Puerto Rico

Eddie Montalvo

Label: Señor Marcha Records

Formula Vol. 1

Romeo Santos

Label: Sony Music

 

45. Best Americana Album

Winner

Slipstream

Bonnie Raitt

Label: Redwing Records

The Carpenter

The Avett Brothers

Label: Universal Republic

From The Ground Up

John Fullbright

Label: Blue Dirt Records

The Lumineers

The Lumineers
Label: Dualtone Music Group

Babel

Mumford & Sons
Label: Glassnote

 

46. Best Bluegrass Album

Winner

Nobody Knows You

Steep Canyon Rangers

Label: Rounder

The Gospel Side Of

Dailey & Vincent

Label: Rounder/Cracker Barrel

Life Finds A Way

The Grascals

Label: Mountain Home Music Company

Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail

Noam Pikelny

Label: Compass Records

Scratch Gravel Road

Special Consensus

Label: Compass Records

 

47. Best Blues Album

Winner

Locked Down

Dr. John

Label: Nonesuch

33 1/3

Shemekia Copeland

Label: Telarc International

Let It Burn

Ruthie Foster

Label: Blue Corn Music

And Still I Rise

Heritage Blues Orchestra

Label: Raisin’ Music

Bring It On Home

Joan Osborne

Label: Saguaro Road

 

48. Best Folk Album

Winner

The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile

Label: Sony Classical

Leaving Eden

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Label: Nonesuch

Election Special

Ry Cooder

Label: Perro Verde/Nonesuch

Hambone’s Meditations

Luther Dickinson

Label: Songs Of The South

This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark

(Various Artists)

Shawn Camp & Tamara Saviano, producers
Label: Icehouse Music

 

49. Best Regional Roots Music Album

Winner

The Band Courtbouillon

Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy

Label: Valcour Records

Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)

Keola Beamer

Label: ‘Ohe Records

Shi Kéyah – Songs For The People

Radmilla Cody

Label: Canyon Records

Pilialoha

Weldon Kekauoha

Label: ‘Ohelo Records

Nothin’ But The Best

Corey Ledet With Anthony Dopsie And André Thierry

Label: Corey Ledet

  

50. Best Reggae Album

Winner

Rebirth

Jimmy Cliff

Label: UMe/Sunpower

Miracle

The Original Wailers

Label: MRG Recordings

Tomahawk Technique

Sean Paul

Label: VP/Atlantic

New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition

Sly & Robbie & The Jam Masters

Label: Mondo Tunes

Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged On Strawberry Hill

Toots And The Maytals

Label: Metropolis Recordings

 

51. Best World Music Album

Winner

The Living Room Sessions Part 1

Ravi Shankar

Label: East Meets West Music

Folila

Amadou & Mariam

Label: Because Music / Nonesuch

On A Gentle Island Breeze

Daniel Ho

Label: Wind Music Int’l Corp. & Daniel Ho Creations

Jabulani

Hugh Masekela

Label: Listen 2 Entertainmnet Group/Razor & Tie

Traveller

Anoushka Shankar

Label: Deutsche Grammophon/Universal

  

52. Best Children’s Album

Winner

Can You Canoe?

The Okee Dokee Brothers

Label: Okee Dokee Music LLC

High Dive And Other Things That Could Have Happened…

Bill Harley

Label: Round River Records

JumpinJazz Kids – A Swinging Jungle Tale – Featuring Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws And Dee Dee Bridgewater

James Murray & Various Artists

Label: JumpinJazzKids

Little Seed: Songs For Children By Woody Guthrie

Elizabeth Mitchell

Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Radio Jungle

The Pop Ups

Label: The Pop Ups

  

53. Best Spoken Word Album

Winner

Society’s Child: My Autobiography

Janis Ian

Label: Audible, Inc.

American Grown (Michelle Obama)

(Various Artists)

Scott Creswell & Dan Zitt, producers
Label: Random House Audio/Books on Tape

Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy

Bill Clinton

Label: Random House Audio/Books on Tape

Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow

Label: Random House Audio/Books on Tape

Seriously… I’m Kidding

Ellen DeGeneres

Label: Hachette Audio

 

54. Best Comedy Album

Winner

Blow Your Pants Off

Jimmy Fallon

Label: Warner Bros. Records/LoudMouth Entertainment

Cho Dependent (Live In Concert)

Margaret Cho

Label: Clownery Productions, Rocket Science

In God We Rust

Lewis Black

Label: Comedy Central Records

Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class

Kathy Griffin

Label: Donut Run, Inc.

Mr. Universe

Jim Gaffigan

Label: Comedy Central Records

Rize Of The Fenix

Tenacious D

Label: Columbia Records

  

55. Best Musical Theater Album

Winner

Once: A New Musical

Steve Kazee & Cristin Milioti, principal soloists; Steven Epstein & Martin Lowe, producers (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, composers/lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast With Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti & Others)

Label: Masterworks

Follies

Danny Burstein, Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters & Ron Raines, principal soloists; Philip Chaffin & Tommy Krasker, producers (Stephen Sondheim, composer/lyricist)

(New Broadway Cast With Danny Burstein, Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters, Ron Raines & Others)
Label: PS Classics

The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess

David Alan Grier, Norm Lewis & Audra McDonald, principal soloists; Tommy Krasker, producer (George Gershwin, composer; Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward & DuBose Heyward, lyricists)

(New Broadway Cast With Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier & Others)
Label: PS Classics

Newsies

Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay, principal soloists; Frank Filipetti, Michael Kosarin, Alan Menken & Chris Montan, producers (Alan Menken, composer; Jack Feldman, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay & Others)

Label: Ghostlight Records/ Razor & Tie

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara, principal soloists; David Chase, Bill Elliott & Robert Sher, producers (George Gershwin, composer; Ira Gershwin, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Matthew Broderick, Kelli O’Hara & Others)

Label: Shout! Factory

 

56. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Winner

Midnight In Paris

(Various Artists)

Label: Madison Gate Records, Inc.

The Descendants

(Various Artists)

Dondi Bastone & Alexander Payne, producers
Label: Sony Classical/Fox Music

Marley

(Bob Marley & The Wailers)

Chris Blackwell & Barry Cole, producers
Label: UMe/Island/Tuff Gong

The Muppets

(Various Artists)

Kaylin Frank & Mitchell Leib, producers
Label: Walt Disney Records

Rock Of Ages

(Various Artists)

Adam Anders & Peer Astrom, producers
Label: WaterTower Music

 

57. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Winner

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers

Label: Null/Madison Gate

The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn

John Williams, composer

Label: Sony Classical

The Artist

Ludovic Bource, composer

Label: Sony Classical

The Dark Knight Rises

Hans Zimmer, composer

Label: WaterTower Music

Hugo

Howard Shore, composer

Label: Howe Records

Journey

Austin Wintory, composer

Label: Sony Computer Entertainment America

  

58. Best Song Written For Visual Media

Winner

Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games)

T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, songwriters

(Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars)
Label: Big Machine Records/Universal Republic; Publishers: Sony ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music, Sensibility Songs, Absurd Music, Shiny Happy Music, Baffle Music, Henry Burnett Music

Abraham’s Daughter (From The Hunger Games)

T Bone Burnett, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, songwriters (Arcade Fire)

Label: Universal Republic; Publishers: Régine Chassagne, Absurd Music, Win Butler, Henry Burnett Music, Baffle Music

Learn Me Right (From Brave)

Mumford & Sons, songwriters (Birdy & Mumford & Sons)

Label: Walt Disney Records/Pixar; Publisher: Pixar Talking Pictures

Let Me Be Your Star (From Smash)

Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, songwriters (Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty)

Label: Columbia; Publishers: Winding Brook Way Music, Walli Woo Entertainment

Man Or Muppet (From The Muppets)

Bret McKenzie, songwriter (Jason Segel & Walter)

Label: Walt Disney; Publisher: Fuzzy Muppet Songs

  

59. Best Instrumental Composition

Winner

Mozart Goes Dancing

Chick Corea, composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton)

Track from: Hot House
Label: Concord Jazz

December Dream

Chuck Loeb, composer (Fourplay)

Track from: Esprit De Four
Label: Heads Up International

Music Of Ansel Adams: America

Chris Brubeck & Dave Brubeck, composers (Temple University Symphony Orchestra)

Label: BCM&D Records

Overture, Waltz And Rondo

Bill Cunliffe, composer (Temple University Symphony Orchestra)

Label: BCM&D Records

Without A Paddle

Bill Holman, composer (Tall & Small)

Track from: High On You
Label: Bosco Records

  

60. Best Instrumental Arrangement

Winner

How About You

Gil Evans, arranger (Gil Evans Project)

Track from: Centennial – Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans
Label: ArtistShare

Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite For Ellington

Michael Philip Mossman, arranger (Bobby Sanabria Big Band)

Track from: Multiverse
Label: Jazzheads

Irrequieto

Bob Mintzer, arranger (Bob Mintzer Big Band)

Track from: For The Moment
Label: MCG Jazz

A Night In Tunisia (Actually An Entire Weekend!)

Wally Minko, arranger (Arturo Sandoval)

Track from: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label: Concord Jazz

Salt Peanuts! (Mani Salado)

Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Arturo Sandoval)

Track from: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label: Concord Jazz

  

61. Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Winner

City Of Roses

Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)

Track from: Radio Music Society
Label: Heads Up International

Look To The Rainbow

Gil Evans, arranger (Gil Evans Project and Luciana Souza)

Track from: Centennial – Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans
Label: ArtistShare

Out There

Shelly Berg, arranger (Lorraine Feather)

Track from: Tales Of The Unusual
Label: Jazzed Media

Spain (I Can Recall)

Vince Mendoza, arranger (Al Jarreau And The Metropole Orkest)

Track from: Live
Label: Concord Records

Wild Is The Wind

Nan Schwartz, arranger (Whitney Claire Kaufman)

Track from: The Greatest Film Scores Of Dimitri Tiomkin
Label: LSO Live

  

62. Best Recording Package

Winner

Biophilia

Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, art directors (Björk)

Label: One Little Indian / Nonesuch

Boys & Girls

Brett Kilroe, art director (Alabama Shakes)

Label: ATO Records

Charmer

Gail Marowitz, art director (Aimee Mann)

Label: SuperEgo Records

Love This Giant

Noah Wall, art director (David Byrne & St. Vincent)

Label: 4AD

Swing Lo Magellan

David Longstreth, art director (Dirty Projectors)

Label: Domino Recording Company

  

63. Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Winner

Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection

Fritz Klaetke, art director (Woody Guthrie)

Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Soundtrack From The Motion Picture)

Rob Sheridan, art director (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)

Label: Null/Madison Gate Records

Go Fly A Kite

Kate Iltis, Ben Kweller, Liz Kweller, Erin Mayes, art directors (Ben Kweller)

Label: The Noise Company

Ram – Paul McCartney Archive Collection (Deluxe Edition)

Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul And Linda McCartney)

Label: Hear Music

Some Girls: Super Deluxe Edition

Stephen Kennedy & Jimmy Tilley, art directors (The Rolling Stones)

Label: UMe/Universal Republic

  

64. Best Album Notes

Winner

Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles

Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)

Label: Concord

Banjo Diary: Lessons From Tradition

Stephen Wade, album notes writer (Stephen Wade)

Label: Smithsonian Folkways

First Recordings: 50th Anniversary Edition

Hans Olof Gottfridsson, album notes writer (The Beatles With Tony Sheridan)

Label: Time Life

The Pearl Sessions

Holly George-Warren, album notes writer (Janis Joplin)

Label: Columbia/Legacy

Piazzolla In Brooklyn

Fernando Gonzalez, album notes writer (Pablo Aslan Quintet)

Label: Soundbrush

  

65. Best Historical Album

Winner

The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set)

Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson & Dennis Wolfe, compilation producers; Mark Linett, mastering engineer (The Beach Boys)

Label: Capitol Records

He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul Of Arizona Dranes

Josh Rosenthal, compilation producer; Bryan Hoffa & Christopher King, mastering engineers (Arizona Dranes)

Label: Tompkins Square

Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music: 34 Historic Songs, Ballads, And Instrumentals Recorded In The Great Smoky Mountains By “Song Catcher” Joseph S. Hall

Kent Cave, Michael Montgomery & Ted Olson, compilation producers; John Fleenor & Steve Kemp, mastering engineers (Various Artists)

Label: Great Smoky Mountains Association

Opika Pende: Africa At 78 RPM

Steven Lance Ledbetter & Jonathan Ward, compilation producers; Michael Graves,

mastering engineer (Various Artists)
Label: Dust-to-Digital

Ram – Paul McCartney Archive Collection (Deluxe Edition)

Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Simon Gibson, Guy Massey & Steve Rooke,

mastering engineers (Paul And Linda McCartney)
Label: MPL/Hear Music/Concord

Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection

Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, compilation producers; Pete Reiniger, mastering

engineer (Woody Guthrie)
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

  

66. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Winner

The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Richard King, engineer; Richard King, mastering engineer (Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)

Label: Sony Classical

The Absence

Moogie Canazio & Al Schmitt, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Melody Gardot)

Label: Verve/Decca

Ashes & Fire

Glyn Johns, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Ryan Adams)

Label: Capitol

Love Is A Four Letter Word

Joe Chiccarelli, Steve Churchyard, Lars Fox, Graham Hope, Tony Maserati & Morgan Stratton, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Jason Mraz)

Label: Atlantic

Slingshot

Helik Hadar, engineer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Rebecca Pidgeon)

Label: Decca/Toy Canteen Records

  

67. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Winner

Dan Auerbach

  • El Camino (The Black Keys) (A)
  • Locked Down (Dr. John) (A)
  • Savage (Hacienda) (S)
  • Shakedown (Hacienda) (A)

Jeff Bhasker

  • Some Nights (Fun.) (A)

Diplo

  • Climax (Usher) (T)
  • Get Free (Major Lazer Featuring Amber Coffman) (S)
  • La La La (Snoop Lion) (S)
  • Lies (Marina And The Diamonds) (T)
  • Look At These Hoes (Santigold) (T)
  • Push And Shove (No Doubt Featuring Busy Signal & Major Lazer) (T)
  • Slight Work (Wale Featuring Big Sean) (T)
  • Thought Of You (Justin Bieber) (T)
  • Too Close (Alex Clare) (T)

Markus Dravs

  • Babel (Mumford & Sons) (A)
  • Mylo Xyloto (Coldplay) (A)

Salaam Remi

  • Back To Love (Anthony Hamilton) (T)
  • Between The Cheats (Amy Winehouse) (T)
  • Girl On Fire (Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj) (S)
  • How Many Drinks? (Miguel) (T)
  • Life Is Good (Nas) (A)
  • Like Smoke (Amy Winehouse Featuring Nas) (T)
  • Running (Melanie Fiona Featuring Nas) (T)
  • Sins Of My Father (Usher) (T)
  • A Song For You (Amy Winehouse) (T)

  

68. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Winner

Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)

Skrillex, remixer (Nero)

Joseph Ray, Skrillex & Daniel Stephens, remixers
Label: Cherry Tree/Interscope

In My Mind (Axwell Remix)

Axel Hedfors, remixer (Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl Featuring  Georgi Kay)

Label: Neon Records/Axtone/Big Beat Records

Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix)

Photek, remixer (Moby)

Track from: Destroyed Remixed
Label: Little Idiot

Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)

Eric Prydz, remixer (M83)

Label: Mute

The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix)

Thomas Olsen, remixer (Deadmau5 Featuring Chris James)

Label: Ultra Music

  

69. Best Surround Sound Album

Winner

Modern Cool

Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Michael Friedman, surround producer (Patricia Barber)

Label: Premonition Records

Chamberland

David Miles Huber, surround mix engineer; David Miles Huber, surround mastering engineer; David Miles Huber, surround producer (David Miles Huber)

Label: 51bpm.com llc

Quiet Winter Night

Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Hoff Ensemble)

Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)

Rupa-Khandha

Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering engineer; Marina Ledin & Victor Ledin, surround producers (Los Angeles Percussion Quartet)

Label: Sono Luminus

Storm Corrosion

Steven Wilson, surround mix engineer; Steven Wilson, surround mastering

engineer; Steven Wilson, surround producer (Storm Corrosion)
Label: Roadrunner Records

 

70. Best Engineered Album, Classical

Winner

Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen

Tom Caulfield & John Newton, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale)

Label: Chandos

Americana

Daniel Shores, engineer; Daniel Shores, mastering engineer (Modern Mandolin Quartet)

Label: Sono Luminus

Beethoven: The Late String Quartets, Op. 127 & 131

Bruce Egre, engineer (Brentano String Quartet)

Label: Aeon

Music For A Time Of War

Jesse Lewis & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Brayman, mastering engineer (Carlos Kalmar & The Oregon Symphony)

Label: PentaTone Classics

Souvenir

Morten Lindberg, engineer; Morten Lindberg, mastering engineer (TrondheimSolistene)

Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)

  

71. Producer Of The Year, Classical

Winner

Blanton Alspaugh

  • Chamber Symphonies (Gregory Wolynec & Gateway Chamber Orchestra)
  • Davis: Río De Sangre (Joseph Rescigno, Vale Rideout, Ava Pine, John Duykers, Kerry Walsh, Guido LeBron, The Florentine Opera Company & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
  • Gjeilo: Northern Lights (Charles Bruffy & Phoenix Chorale)
  • In Paradisum (Brian A. Schmidt & South Dakota Chorale)
  • Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen (Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale)
  • Music For A Time Of War (Carlos Kalmar & The Oregon Symphony)
  • Musto: The Inspector (Glen Cortese & Wolf Trap Opera Company)

Tim Handley

  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique (Leonard Slatkin & Orchestre National De Lyon)
  • Debussy: Orchestral Works, Vol. 7 (Jun Märkl & Orchestre National De Lyon)
  • Debussy: 24 Préludes (Jun Märkl & Royal Scottish National Orchestra)
  • Fuchs, K.: Atlantic Riband; American Rhapsody; Divinium Mysterium (JoAnn Falletta, Paul Silverthorne, Michael Ludwig & London Symphony Orchestra)
  • Gershwin: Piano Concerto In F; Rhapsody No. 2; I Got Rhythm Variations (Orion Weiss, JoAnn Falletta & Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Hailstork: An American Port Of Call (JoAnn Falletta, Virginia Symphony Chorus & Virginia Symphony Orchestra)
  • Holst: Cotswolds Symphony; Walt Whitman Overture (JoAnn Falletta & Ulster Orchestra)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (Marin Alsop & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
  • Roussel: Le Festin De L’Araignée (Stéphane Denève & Royal Scottish National Orchestra)
  • Still: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 (John Jeter & Fort Smith Symphony)

Marina Ledin, Victor Ledin

  • Americana (Modern Mandolin Quartet)
  • Brubeck & American Poets (Lynne Morrow & Pacific Mozart Ensemble)
  • Delibes: Sylvia; Coppélia (Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)
  • Mind Meld (ZOFO Duet)
  • Rupa-Khandha (Los Angeles Percussion Quartet)
  • Weigl: Isle Of The Dead; Six Fantasies; Pictures & Tales; Night Fantasies (Joseph Banowetz)

James Mallinson

  • Britten: War Requiem (Gianandrea Noseda, Joseph Cullen, Alastair Tighe, Choir Of Eltham College, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra)
  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (Bernard Haitink & London Symphony Orchestra)
  • The Greatest Film Scores Of Dimitri Tiomkin (Richard Kaufman, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Andrew Playfoot, London Voices & London Symphony Orchestra)
  • Massenet: Don Quichotte (Valery Gergiev, Andrei Serov, Anna Kiknadze, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Soloists’ Ensemble Of The Mariinsky Academy Of Young Singers & Mariinsky Orchestra)
  • Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances (Valery Gergiev & London Symphony Orchestra)

Dan Merceruio

  • Arensky: Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Quintet, Op. 51 (Ying Quartet)
  • Brasileiro – Works Of Francisco Mignone (Cuarteto Latinoamericano)
  • Change Of Worlds (Ensemble Galilei)
  • The Complete Harpsichord Works Of Rameau (Jory Vinikour)
  • Critical Models – Chamber Works Of Mohammed Fairouz (Various Artists)
  • The Kernis Project: Schubert (Jasper String Quartet)
  • Le Bestiaire (Celine Ricci)
  • Scarlatti: La Dirindina & Pur Nel Sonno (Matthew Dirst & Ars Lyrica Houston)
  • Two Lutes – Lute Duets From England’s Golden Age (Ronn McFarlane & William Simms)
  • Weill-Ibert-Berg (Timothy Muffitt & Baton Rouge Symphony Chamber Players)

  

72. Best Orchestral Performance

Winner

Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

Label: SFS Media

Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Iván Fischer, conductor (Budapest Festival Orchestra)

Label: Channel Classics

Music For A Time Of War

Carlos Kalmar, conductor (Oregon Symphony)

Label: PentaTone Classics

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Valery Gergiev, conductor (London Symphony Orchestra)

Label: LSO Live

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5

Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)

Label: BIS

  

73. Best Opera Recording

Winner

Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen

James Levine & Fabio Luisi, conductors; Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Bryn Terfel & Deborah Voigt; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera  Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Berg: Lulu

Michael Boder, conductor; Paul Groves, Ashley Holland, Julia Juon & Patricia Petibon; Johannes Müller, producer (Symphony Orchestra Of The Gran Teatre Del Liceu)

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Handel: Agrippina

René Jacobs, conductor; Marcos Fink, Sunhae Im, Bejun Mehta, Alexandrina Pendatchanska & Jennifer Rivera (Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin)

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress

Vladimir Jurowski, conductor; Topi Lehtipuu, Miah Persson & Matthew Rose; Jean Chatauret, producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus)

Label: Opus Arte

Vivaldi: Teuzzone

Jordi Savall, conductor; Delphine Galou, Paolo Lopez, Roberta Mameli, Raffaella Milanesi & Furio Zanasi, Jordi Savall & Manuel Mohino, producers (Le Concert Des Nations)

Jordi Savall, conductor; Delphine Galou, Paolo Lopez, Roberta Mameli, Raffaella Milanesi & Furio Zanasi, Jordi Savall & Manuel Mohino, producers (Le Concert Des Nations)
Label: Naïve Classique

  

74. Best Choral Performance

Winner

Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen

Charles Bruffy, conductor (Matthew Gladden, Lindsey Lang, Rebecca Lloyd, Sarah Tannehill & Pamela Williamson; Kansas City Chorale)

Label: Chandos

Handel: Israel In Egypt

Julian Wachner, conductor (Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Trinity Choir Wall Street)

Label: Musica Omnia

Ligeti: Requiem; Apparitions; San Francisco Polyphony

Peter Eötvös, conductor (Barbara Hannigan & Susan Parry; WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln; SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart & WDR Rundfunkchor Köln)

Label: BMC

The Nightingale

Stephen Layton, conductor (Michala Petri; Danish National Vocal Ensemble)

Label: OUR Recordings

Striggio: Mass For 40 & 60 Voices

Hervé Niquet, conductor (Le Concert Spirituel)

Label: Glossa

 

75. Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Winner

Meanwhile

Eighth Blackbird

Label: Cedille Records

Americana

Modern Mandolin Quartet

Label: Sono Luminus

Mind Meld

ZOFO Duet

Label: Sono Luminus

Profanes Et Sacrées

Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Label: BSO Classics

Rupa-Khandha

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

Label: Sono Luminus

 

76. Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Winner

Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola

Kim Kashkashian

Label: ECM New Series

Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier

András Schiff

Label: ECM New Series

The Complete Harpsichord Works Of Rameau

Jory Vinikour

Label: Sono Luminus

Gál & Elgar: Cello Concertos

Claudio Cruz, conductor; Antonio Meneses (Northern Sinfonia)

Label: AVIE Records

Holst: The Planets

Hansjörg Albrecht

Label: Oehms Classics

  

77. Best Classical Vocal Solo

Winner

Poèmes

Renée Fleming (Alan Gilbert & Seiji Ozawa; Orchestre National De France & Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France)

Label: Decca Records

Debussy: Clair De Lune

Natalie Dessay (Henri Chalet; Philippe Cassard, Karine Deshayes & Catherine Michel; Le Jeune Coeur De Paris)

Label: Virgin Classics

Homecoming – Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato (Michael Stern; Kansas City Symphony)

Label: Kansas City Symphony

Paris Days, Berlin Nights

Ute Lemper (Stefan Malzew & Vogler Quartet)

Label: Steinway & Sons

Sogno Barocco

Anne Sofie Von Otter (Leonardo García Alarcón; Sandrine Piau & Susanna Sundberg; Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea)

Label: Naïve Classique

  

78. Best Classical Compendium

Winner

Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis

Antoni Wit, conductor; Aleksandra Nagórko & Andrzej Sasin, producers

Label: Naxos

Partch: Bitter Music

Partch, ensemble; John Schneider, producer

Label: Bridge Records, Inc.

Une Fête Baroque

Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor; Daniel Zalay, producer

Label: Virgin Classics

  

79. Best Contemporary Classical  Composition

Winner

Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays

Stephen Hartke, composer (Eighth Blackbird)

Track from: Meanwhile
Label: Cedille Records

León, Tania: Inura For Voices, Strings & Percussion

Tania León, composer (Tania León, Son Sonora Voices, DanceBrazil Percussion & Son Sonora Ensemble)

Track from: In Motion
Label: Albany Records

Praulins, Ugis: The Nightingale

Ugis Praulins, composer (Stephen Layton, Michala Petri & Danish National Vocal Ensemble)

Track from: The Nightingale
Label: OUR Recordings

Rautavaara, Einojuhani: Cello Concerto No. 2 ‘Towards The Horizon’

Einojuhani Rautavaara, composer (Truls Mørk, John Storgårds & Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)

Track from: Rautavaara: Modificata; Percussion Concerto ‘Incantations’; Cello Concerto No. 2 ‘Towards The Horizon’
Label: Ondine

Stucky, Steven: August 4, 1964

Steven Stucky, composer; Gene Scheer, librettist (Jaap Van Zweden, Dallas Symphony Chorus & Orchestra)

Label: DSO Live

  

80. Best Short Form Music Video

Winner

We Found Love

Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris

Melina Matsoukas, video director; Juliette Larthe, Ben Sullivan, Candice Ouaknine & Inga Veronique video producers
Label: Def Jam

Houdini

Foster The People

Daniels, video directors; Gaetano Crupi, Saul Levitz & Candice Ovaknine video producers
Label: Columbia

No Church In The Wild

Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean  & The-Dream

Romain Gavras, video director; Mourad Belkeddar, video producer
Label: Def Jam

Bad Girls

M.I.A

Romain Gavras, video director; Romain Gavras, video producer
Label: N.E.E.T./Interscope

Run Boy Run

Woodkid

Yoann Lemoine, video director; Roman Pichon, video producer
Label: Green United Music

  

81. Best Long Form Music Video

Winner

Big Easy Express

Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show

Emmett Malloy, video director; Bryan Ling, Mike Luba & Tim Lynch, video producers
Label: S2BN Films

Bring Me Home – Live 2011

Sade

Sophie Muller, video director; Roger Davies, Grant Jue & Sophie Muller, video producers
Label: Epic

Radio Music Society

Esperanza Spalding

Pilar Sanz, video director; Esperanza Spalding, video producer
Label: Heads Up International/Montuno Producciones/Esperanza Spalding Productions

Get Along

Tegan & Sara

SDanny O’Malley, Salazar & Elinor Svoboda, video directors; Nick Blasko, Piers Henwood, Sara Quin & Tegan Quin, video producers
Label: Warner Bros.

From The Sky Down

U2

Davis Guggenheim, video director; Belisa Balaban, Brian Celler, Davis Guggenheim& Ted Skillman, video producers
Label: UMe/Interscope/UMG/Mercury

THE RECORDING ACADEMY® TO HONOR GRAMMY® AND ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER JENNIFER HUDSON AT GRAMMYS ON THE HILL® AWARDS APRIL 17

Washington’s Most Interesting Mix of Music and Politics Will Take Place at the Hamilton with Proceeds Benefiting the GRAMMY Foundation® Advocacy Day for Music Makers Will Take Place on Capitol Hill April 18

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 18, 2013) — The Recording Academy® — the organization internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards®— will present its 2013 GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 17 at the Hamilton. Known as “Washington’s most interesting mix of music and politics,” the event will honor GRAMMY® and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson for her artistic achievements and generosity as a philanthropist.

“We are elated to recognize Jennifer Hudson as not only a gifted musician and actress but as an extraordinary humanitarian who has selflessly contributed her time and talent to numerous worthwhile causes,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “She is one of the industry’s most enduring, giving and gifted women, and we are privileged to be honoring her artistry, her commitment, and her generosity.”

GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards: April 17 The GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards will take place on April 17 at the Hamilton with special guest presenters and performers, and will recognize Hudson with The Academy’s Recording Artists’ Coalition Award (named for The Academy’s artists’ rights program founded by Don Henley and Sheryl Crow). The event will include a cocktail reception and dinner preceding the awards ceremony, and will also thank key legislators who help improve the environment for music makers. Proceeds will benefit the GRAMMY Foundation®’s Signature Schools, which provides support for underserved music programs throughout the country, and a GRAMMY Foundation Signature School that has demonstrated excellence in music education will receive a grant to support its music initiatives. The evening is sponsored by SESAC.

GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day: April 18 The day after the Awards ceremony, The Recording Academy will host GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day, where hundreds of music professionals from across the country will visit with legislators to advance pro-music policies that improve the environment for music and its makers. Now in its eighth year, it is the music community’s only annual advocacy day in Washington, and features a morning briefing with keynote speeches by leading legislators and lobbying members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

About Jennifer Hudson

An Academy Award-winning actress, GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist and bestselling author, Jennifer Hudson is an extraordinary talent. From humble beginnings, Hudson began singing in a small Chicago church where, week after week, she brought the congregation to its feet. From there, she’s gone on to worldwide acclaim.

In 2007, Hudson won an Academy Award for her role as Effie in the smash hit Dreamgirls, an adaptation of the Broadway musical. Her breakout film performance also garnered her a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, and an NAACP Image Award. She was also honored by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the National Board of Review, and was named Entertainer of the Year at the Soul Train Awards.

Hudson also received an NAACP Image Award nomination in 2009 for her role in Fox Searchlight’s The Secret Life of Bees, co-starred in the box-office hit Sex and the City, and was most recently seen in the Farrelly brothers’ comedy The Three Stooges.

Hudson has made the same kind of impact in the world of music with the successful release of both of her Arista Records albums. In 2008, her debut self-titled album won a GRAMMY for Best R&B Album, which was presented by one of Hudson’s idols, Whitney Houston. The RIAA gold-certified album entered the Billboard Top 200 at No. 2, marked the biggest first week sales for an R&B female entry since 2004, and has since sold more than 1.1 million albums worldwide to date. Most recently, she released her sophomore album, I Remember Me, in 2011, to rave reviews. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and the R&B Albums charts, and has since been certified gold by the RIAA.

In 2009, Jennifer, along with her sister Julia, founded the Julian D. King Gift Foundation in loving memory of her nephew and her sister’s son Julian, who they lost in 2008. As a catalyst for change in children’s health, education and welfare, the Foundation exists to provide stability, support and positive experiences for children of all backgrounds so that they will become productive, confident and happy adults. The work of the foundation is carried out through fund raising events, the content and proceeds of which are used to support and encourage the positive development of children. Jennifer and Julia have thus far hosted four annual toy drives at Christmas for less fortunate children in the Chicago area as well as founding Hatch Day in 2011, an annual back-to-school supply drive, which takes place in August on Julian’s birthday, to make sure all children start their school year with the supplies they need.

Most recently, Hudson finished production on several feature films, all of which are expected to be released this year. She also filmed three episodes for a guest-starring arc on NBC’s acclaimed series “Smash,” which just returned for its second season in February 2013. This spring, Hudson can also be seen in Lifetime’s series of short films, Call Me Crazy, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Five, an anthology on the impact of breast cancer.

Expanding her talents in the arts, Hudson added author and clothing designer to her list of talents in 2012. In January she published her inspirational bestselling memoir, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways, Found Myself And Lost Everything That Weighed Me Down, and then she launched her first clothing line the Jennifer Hudson Collection, which debuted on QVC in September 2012. Additionally, Hudson has been the national spokesperson for Weight Watchers since 2010.

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. 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. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.

Camp Will Feature Performance Tracks And New Multimedia And Music Business Tracks
Financial Assistance Available For Qualified Applicants — Deadline To Apply Is March 31, 2013

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 8, 2013) — The GRAMMY Foundation®
(www.grammyfoundation.org) today announced that GRAMMY Camp® — its signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students — will be held in Los Angeles and New York in summer 2013. This will be the ninth camp held in Los Angeles, and the third in New York.
 
Applications are currently online at www.grammyintheschools.com and the deadline is March 31, 2013. Financial aid is available and approximately 75 percent of GRAMMY Camp participants who have applied for financial aid have received assistance. Students are able to apply to the two sessions of GRAMMY Camp. This program is supported in part by Converse. Applications for paid positions as GRAMMY Camp counselors for young people ages 21–25 are also available online at www.grammyintheschools.com.
 
“GRAMMY Camp is a fundamental part of our music education mission, and for almost 10 years it has inspired and excited hundreds of young people who aspire to a career in the music industry,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “Each summer, we gather together teens from across the U.S., immerse them in a realworld experience that grounds them in the fundamentals of our business, and the positive effects are truly spectacular — you are seeing the next generation of music makers at GRAMMY Camp.”
 
“GRAMMY Camp is a program with true richness in terms of experience,” said Kristen Madsen, Sr. Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation. “The teens who participate experience a deeply interactive and collaborative process that draws on the strengths of our guest artists and industry professionals, and provides an unparalleled sense of what it’s like to live and breathe music as a career.”
 
In related news, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present their first-ever Music Educator Award to recognize music educators for their contributions to our musical landscape and their positive influence on their students’ musical experiences. The award is open to current U.S. music teachers from kindergarten through college, in public and private schools. Anyone can nominate a teacher — students, parents, friends, colleagues, community members, school deans, and administrators — and teachers are also able to nominate themselves. Nominated teachers will be notified and invited to fill out an application. One winner will be selected from 10 finalists each year to be recognized for their remarkable impact on their students’ lives. The first award will be presented during GRAMMY® Week 2014. The winner will be flown to Los Angeles to accept the award, attend the GRAMMY Awards®, and receive a $10,000 honorarium. The nine finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium. The honorariums provided to the winners are made possible by a grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund. Nominations are online at www.GRAMMYMusicTeacher.com and the deadline to apply is April 15.
 
GRAMMY Camp L.A.: July 13–22, 2013
The program offers selected high school students an interactive 10-day residential summer music experience. Focusing on all aspects of commercial music, this unique opportunity provides instruction by industry professionals in an immersive creative environment with cutting-edge technology in professional facilities. The program offers six music career tracks: Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Multimedia (formerly Music Journalism); Music Business; Songwriting; and a performance track for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal, and Winds & Strings. All tracks culminate in media projects, CD recordings and/or showcase performances. GRAMMY Camp L.A. will be held at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and other professional venues throughout Los Angeles.
 
GRAMMY Camp N.Y.: Aug. 4–12, 2013
GRAMMY Camp N.Y. is a nine-day residential program for high school students that offer campers the opportunity to work in integrated industry teams. This real-world, hands-on environment will involve an in-depth look at the entire creative process from the first spark of original material through the promotion of a finished product, and will culminate in a launch party. GRAMMY Camp N.Y. will be hosted by Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
The GRAMMY Foundation® was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy®, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences, the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy are partnering to present our first Music Educator Award. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2014. The nomination process is online at grammymusicteacher.com and the deadline for submissions is April 15.  For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools®” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter @GRAMMYFdn at www.twitter.com/GRAMMYFdn and join us on Instagram @GRAMMYFdn at www.instagram.com/GRAMMYfdn.

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