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Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Songwriter Wayne CarsonRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Songwriter Wayne Carson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Wayne Carson, best known for penning the Willie Nelson hit 'Always on My Mind' passed away on Monday, July 20th at the age of 72. (more...)

GRAMMY Awards & 'Stevie Wonder All-Star GRAMMY Salute' Receive Four Emmy Award NominationsGRAMMY Awards & 'Stevie Wonder All-Star GRAMMY Salute' Receive Four Emmy Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

In recognition of outstanding artistic excellence, the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast received three Emmy nominations and the 'Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute' television special also received a nod at the Television Academy's nominations announcement earlier today. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Joan SebastianRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Joan Sebastian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Mexican singer and songwriter Jose Manuel Figueroa, known professionaly as Joan Sebastian, passed away Monday at his ranch in Guerrero, Mexico. He was 64. (more...)

The Recording Academy Elects New National Officers at Spring Trustees MeetingThe Recording Academy Elects New National Officers at Spring Trustees Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The Recording Academy announced today that producer/engineer/songwriter John Poppo was elected Chair of its Board of Trustees and A&R Executive Ruby Marchand was elected Vice Chair (more...)

Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend Bob Belden Dies at Age 58Grammy-Winning Jazz Legend Bob Belden Dies at Age 58
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Bob Belden, well-known jazz saxophonist, arranger, composer, bandleader and producer, passed away of a heart attack on Wednesday in New York at the age of 58.  (more...)

Blue Note Records Exec Bruce Lundvall Dies at 79Blue Note Records Exec Bruce Lundvall Dies at 79
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Bruce Lundvall, former CEO of Blue Note Records who signed artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole and Norah Jones, passed away today, May 19, 2015, due to complications from a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 79. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Guitar Legend B.B. KingRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Guitar Legend B.B. King
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Recording Academy issued the following statement on the passing of B.B. King: (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Stan CornynRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Stan Cornyn
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Stan Cornyn, who served as head of creative services 32-year Warner Bros. Records for 32 years, passed away on Monday, May 11 after a battle with cancer. He was 81 years old. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Singer Dottie DillardRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Singer Dottie Dillard
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

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Recording Academy Integrates Advocacy and Membership Divisions to Expand Grassroots ActivismRecording Academy Integrates Advocacy and Membership Divisions to Expand Grassroots Activism
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

In a move that advances its mission of supporting music creators, The Recording Academy announced a restructure that aligns its Advocacy and Member Services divisions. (more...)

The Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Musical Satirist Stan FrebergThe Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Musical Satirist Stan Freberg
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stan Freberg, whose career spanned TV, radio and records passed away this week at the age of 88. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Grammy Winer Doug SaxRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Grammy Winer Doug Sax
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Grammy Award winner Doug Sax, a direct-to-disc pioneer, co-founder of Sheffield Labs, and founder of The Mastering Lab passed away yesterday, April 2nd at the age of 78. (more...)

GRAMMY Foundation Awards More Than $200,000 for Music ResearchGRAMMY Foundation Awards More Than $200,000 for Music Research
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

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 on a variety of subjects (more...)

The Recording Academy to Honor Alicia Keys & More at GRAMMYs on the Hill AwardsThe Recording Academy to Honor Alicia Keys & More at GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Music and politics unite at The Recording Academy's 2015 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards where GRAMMY-winning artist/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys will be presented with the Recording Artists' Coalition Award (more...)

Toto Bassist Mike Porcaro Passes Away at Age 59Toto Bassist Mike Porcaro Passes Away at Age 59
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Mike Porcaro, bass player for the Grammy-winning rock band Toto, died on Sunday, March 15th at the age of 59 following a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease). (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Orrin KeepnewsRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Orrin Keepnews
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The New York Times reports the passing of NEA Jazz Master, Thelonious Monk producer, record exec and four-time Grammy winner Orrin Keepnews on Sunday, March 1. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Musician Clark TerryRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Musician Clark Terry
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Jazz trumpet and flugelhorn virtuoso Clark Terry, whose career spanned more than seven decades, passed away on Saturday, February 21 at the age of 94. (more...)

11th Annual Musicares Map Fund Benefit Concert to Honor Pete Townshend11th Annual Musicares Map Fund Benefit Concert to Honor Pete Townshend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund® benefit concert will honor The Who's GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Pete Townshend, and The Who's longtime manager, music and film producer Bill Curbishley at the Best Buy Theater in New York on May 28. (more...)

Jared Cassedy Named Recipient of GRAMMY Foundation's Music Educator AwardJared Cassedy Named Recipient of GRAMMY Foundation's Music Educator Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Jared Cassedy of Windham High School in Windham, N.H., has been announced as the recipient of the second annual Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. (more...)

Entertainment Attorney Russell Frackman to Receive GRAMMY Service AwardEntertainment Attorney Russell Frackman to Receive GRAMMY Service Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Russell Frackman, a partner in the law firm of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, will be the recipient of the 2015 Service Award, which will be presented by Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). (more...)

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