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Dolly Parton & More React to Passing of Music Legend Glen CampbellDolly Parton & More React to Passing of Music Legend Glen Campbell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Six-time Grammy winner Glen Campbell Glen Campbell, whose many hits including 'Rhinestone Cowboy,' 'Wichita Lineman' and 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix,' passed away Tuesday, August 7th at the age of 81. (more...)

Recording Academy Releases Statement on Passing of Linkin Park's Chester BenningtonRecording Academy Releases Statement on Passing of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

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Grammy Winners Fleetwood Mac to Be Honored as 2018 Musicares Person of the YearGrammy Winners Fleetwood Mac to Be Honored as 2018 Musicares Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Two-time GRAMMY® winners Fleetwood Mac will be honored at the 2018 MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation® and the Recording Academy. (more...)

Recording Academy Announces Performance Lineup to Honor Lifetime Achievement HonoreesRecording Academy Announces Performance Lineup to Honor Lifetime Achievement Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Recording Academy will honor its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients with an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Grammy Awards to Return to LA's Staples Center in 2019Grammy Awards to Return to LA's Staples Center in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Recording Academy today announced that it has signed a four-year agreement with AEG for STAPLES Center to host the GRAMMY® telecast when the show returns to Los Angeles in 2019 following its 60th anniversary celebration in New York this coming January. (more...)

Dionne Warwick, Charlie Wilson & More Join GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS LineupDionne Warwick, Charlie Wilson & More Join GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground. Led by GRAMMY®-winning industry icon Paul Shaffer as musical director, the tribute concert will feature rare performances by honorees and never-seen renditions by those they've inspired. (more...)

Recording Academy Announces Results of Board of Trustees Officers ElectionsRecording Academy Announces Results of Board of Trustees Officers Elections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Recording AcademyTM announced today that producer/engineer/songwriter John Poppo was re-elected Chair of its Board of Trustees and A&R executive Ruby Marchand was re-elected Vice Chair at its annual spring Board of Trustees meeting. (more...)

U2 to Peform at THE 13TH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUND BENEFIT CONCERTU2 to Peform at THE 13TH ANNUAL MUSICARES MAP FUND BENEFIT CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The MusiCares Foundation, an affiliated charity of the Recording Academy with an outstanding four-star rating from Charity Navigator, will honor Adam Clayton, bassist and founding member of U2—recipients of more awards than any rock band in GRAMMY history—at the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at the PlayStation Theater in New York on June 26. Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. The event, sponsored in part by RBC Capital Markets, will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment. (more...)

THE RECORDING ACADEMY to Honor 2017 Special Merit Awards Recipients with 'GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS' TV Special on PBSTHE RECORDING ACADEMY to Honor 2017 Special Merit Awards Recipients with 'GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS' TV Special on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Recording Academy® will honor its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients with an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Gregg AllmanRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Gregg Allman
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

The Recording Academy has released the following statement on the passing of Gregg Alman. (more...)

Dave Grohl, Brad Pitt,  Jeremy Renner, and More Attend Chris Cornell's FuneralDave Grohl, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Renner, and More Attend Chris Cornell's Funeral
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

According to Variety, Chris Cornell's funeral was widely attended by friends and colleagues. Guests include Dave Grohl, Josh Brolin, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, and band members from Metallica, Jane's Addiction, Eagles, and more.  (more...)

Grammy Museum Selects Students for Grammy Camp in Nashville & LAGrammy Museum Selects Students for Grammy Camp in Nashville & LA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 119 talented high school students from 104 U.S. cities and 29 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 13th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. (more...)

Chris Cornell's Funeral to Be Held May 26th in Los AngelesChris Cornell's Funeral to Be Held May 26th in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

CNN reports that the funeral of the recently deceased Chris Cornell will be held in Los Angeles on May 26th. Cornell's body will be flown from Michigan to LA and he will be interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. (more...)

GRAMMY AWARDS to Return to New York City's Madison Square Garden Next JanuaryGRAMMY AWARDS to Return to New York City's Madison Square Garden Next January
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

In celebration of the GRAMMY Awards' 60th anniversary, CBS Corporation, in collaboration with The Recording Academy, the Mayor's Office of New York City and Madison Square Garden, announced THE 60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS will be broadcast live on both coasts from New York City's Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 (more...)

Grammy Museum Grant Program Awards Grants for Music Research & Sound PreservationGrammy Museum Grant Program Awards Grants for Music Research & Sound Preservation
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The GRAMMY Museum® 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, as well as support a number of archiving and preservation programs. (more...)

Grammy Foundation Expands Music Education and Preservation EffortsGrammy Foundation Expands Music Education and Preservation Efforts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The GRAMMY Museum® and GRAMMY Foundation® have announced that the two organizations are merging to become the leading educational institution dedicated to broadening the historical and cultural significance of music. (more...)

Rock and Roll Superstar Chuck Berry Passes Away Age 90Rock and Roll Superstar Chuck Berry Passes Away Age 90
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Legendary musician Chuck Berry has passed away at age 90. According to ABC News, a medical emergency was called in this afternoon in Missouri, and the singer was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.  (more...)

Recording Academy to Honor Grammy Winner Keith Urban This AprilRecording Academy to Honor Grammy Winner Keith Urban This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On April 5, The Recording Academy® will honor four-time GRAMMY® winner Keith Urban with the Recording Artists' Coalition® Award at the annual GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards in Washington, D.C. U (more...)

Tributes Set for Musical Superstars George Michael & Prince on 59th GRAMMY AWARDSTributes Set for Musical Superstars George Michael & Prince on 59th GRAMMY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

CBS and The Recording Academy have announced plans to honor two-time GRAMMY winner George Michael and seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince at THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® with two unforgettable tribute segments. Details of the performances, including who will participate in each, will be revealed during the show. (more...)

Cage The Elephant to Perform at 2017 Musicares Person of the Year Tribute in Honor of Tom PettyCage The Elephant to Perform at 2017 Musicares Person of the Year Tribute in Honor of Tom Petty
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Cage the Elephant will perform at the 2017 MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR tribute in honor of Tom Petty. (more...)

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