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Three-Time Grammy Winner Tom Petty to Be Honored as 2017 MusiCares Person of the YearThree-Time Grammy Winner Tom Petty to Be Honored as 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Tom Petty will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation (more...)

MusiCares Names New Board Leadership And MembersMusiCares Names New Board Leadership And Members
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 22, 2016

The MusiCares Foundation®-one of the affiliated charities of The Recording Academy®-announced new elected leadership and Board members. (more...)

GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' Comes to THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' Comes to THIRTEEN's 'Great Performances'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In collaboration with the The Recording Academy, Great Performances presents 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,' a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients. (more...)

Bulova Watch Company & Recording Academy Team to Celebrate Timeless Moments in GRAMMY HistoryBulova Watch Company & Recording Academy Team to Celebrate Timeless Moments in GRAMMY History
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Today, Bulova Watch Company and The Recording Academy announced a 3-year partnership agreement, which centers on a range of products and activities. (more...)

Legendary Trumpeter Wayne Jackson Passes Away at 74Legendary Trumpeter Wayne Jackson Passes Away at 74
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Legendary trumpet player Wayne Jackson has passed away at the age of 74 (more...)

CBS Extend Agreement to Broadcast The GRAMMY Awards Through 2026CBS Extend Agreement to Broadcast The GRAMMY Awards Through 2026
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Recording Academy and CBS announced an extended agreement to keep Music's Biggest Night on CBS Television Network through 2026. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Pianist Jose LugoRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Pianist Jose Lugo
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Billboard reports that Puerto Rican pianist José Lugo has passed away at age 56. Along with performing with such salsa greats as Bobby Valentín (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Grammy Winning Musician Emilio NavairaRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Grammy Winning Musician Emilio Navaira
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

NBC News reports that Grammy award-winning musician Emilio Navaira passed away yesterday at the age of 53. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Singer Songwriter Guy ClarkRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Singer Songwriter Guy Clark
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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Grammy Foundation Selects Students for Grammy CampsGrammy Foundation Selects Students for Grammy Camps
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The GRAMMY Foundation® announced today that 142 talented high school students from 117 U.S. cities and 30 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 12th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. (more...)

'Me and Mrs. Jones' Singer Billy Paul Passes Away at Age 80'Me and Mrs. Jones' Singer Billy Paul Passes Away at Age 80
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Jazz singer Billy Paul, perhaps best known for his iconic hit 'Me and Mrs. Jones,' died on Sunday, April 24, at the age of 80 (more...)

Jefferson Airplane & More Join Stellar Lineup for 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'Jefferson Airplane & More Join Stellar Lineup for 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

A diverse can't-miss lineup blending sounds of the past and present will ignite the stage for 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,' taking place Saturday, April 23, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Garcia & More to Perform at 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Garcia & More to Perform at 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Initial performers announced for 'GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends' include Lila Downs, Earth, Wind & Fire, Andy Garcia and The CineSon All Stars, Lucrecia, Martina McBride, and JD Souther. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Country Music Legend Merle HaggardRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Country Music Legend Merle Haggard
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Country music legend Merle Haggard, well known for his such as 'Okie From Muskogee' and 'Mama Tried,' passed way today, April 6th, his 79th birthday. (more...)

Recording Academy to Honor 2016 Merit Awards Recipients on GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDSRecording Academy to Honor 2016 Merit Awards Recipients on GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Recording Academy will honor its 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients with an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Recording Academy to Honor Zac Brown Band & More at GRAMMYS on the Hill AwardsThe Recording Academy to Honor Zac Brown Band & More at GRAMMYS on the Hill Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Representatives of the worlds of music and politics will come together at The Recording Academy's 2016 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards to honor three-time GRAMMY winners Zac Brown Band (more...)

Producer George Martin of 'The Beatles' Has Passed AwayProducer George Martin of 'The Beatles' Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

MTV reports that Sir George Martin, the producer and musician known as “the fifth Beatle,” has died at the age of 90. According to his management team, Martin died peacefully on March 8th at his home in England. (more...)

The Story of Tonight: HAMILTON Cast Performs Live on 58th GRAMMY AWARDS!The Story of Tonight: HAMILTON Cast Performs Live on 58th GRAMMY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast will perform a number from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. (more...)

Sun Nan Receives President's Merit Award at GRAMMY Salute to ChinaSun Nan Receives President's Merit Award at GRAMMY Salute to China
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Sun Nan, this year's winner of 'China Star,' a pop music TV show authorized by The Recording Academy® in China, was honored with the Recording Academy's President's Merit Award yesterday (11). (more...)

Eagles Band Members & Jackson Browne to Pay Tribute to Glenn Frey on GRAMMY AWARDSEagles Band Members & Jackson Browne to Pay Tribute to Glenn Frey on GRAMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Six-time GRAMMY® winner Glenn Frey will be honored at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® when the late musician's bandmates join close friend and collaborator Jackson Browne to perform a classic hit from the Eagles' legendary songbook. (more...)

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