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Recording Academy Announces Rule Amendments and Dates for 59th Annual Grammy Awards Process

grammys-ratings-2016The Recording Academy® has completed its annual awards review and established new amendments and key dates guiding the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards® process. Among other changes, the updates allow previously ineligible streaming-only works into the process and limit the number of categories in which members may vote. The new guidelines go into effect immediately in the current-year awards cycle.

“The GRAMMYs® aren’t just peer-awarded, they’re peer-driven. Throughout the year, members of the music community come to us asking to make changes to the Awards process, and we work with them to figure out how those changes might work,” said Bill Freimuth, Senior Vice President of Awards for The Recording Academy. “I’m proud of this year’s changes because they’re a testament to the artists, producers, and writers – the people who rolled up their sleeves to shape the proposals and, in turn, the future of the GRAMMYs. It’s exactly what they should be doing. It’s their award.”

Key Dates

Eligibility Period: Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016
Nominations Date: Dec. 6, 2016
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#listen-la spotlight: Daft Punk ‘Gets Lucky’ at the Grammys

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Robot-headed electronic duo Daft Punk nabbed top honors at the 56th Annual Grammys, taking home Record of the Year for the hit “Get Lucky” and Album of the Year for “Random Access Memories.” By the end of the visually and musically dazzling ceremony, RecordingAcademy voters awarded the French pair a total of four gramophone-shaped trophies.

Over a two-year period in 2011 and 2012, the award-winning music was recorded at three historic Hollywood studios: Capitol, Conway and Hensen. The all-union orchestra, led by Doug Walter and assembled by music contractor Joe Soldo, featured an impressive ensemble of L.A.’s premiere musicians.

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Congratulations 2014 Grammy Winners!

The following 56th Annual GRAMMY® Award-winning recordings feature the talents of Los Angeles’s incredible AFM Local 47 musicians:

RECORD OF THE YEAR &
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

‘Get Lucky’
Daft Punk

ALBUM OF THE YEAR &
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM

‘Random Access Memories’
Daft Punk

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
‘Steppin’ Out’
Herb Alpert

BEST DANCE RECORDING
‘Clarity’
Zedd Featuring Foxes
Track from: “Clarity”

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
‘To Be Loved’
Michael Bublé

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
‘Radioactive’
Imagine Dragons
Track from: “Night Visions”

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
‘Please Come Home’
Gary Clark Jr.
Track from: “Blak and Blu”

BEST R&B SONG
‘Pusher Love Girl’
Justin Timberlake
Track from: “The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience”

BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO
‘Orbits’
Wayne Shorter, soloist
Track from: “Without a Net”
(The Wayne Shorter Quartet)

BEST LATIN POP ALBUM
‘Vida’
Draco Rosa

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT
‘On Green Dolphin Street’
Gordon Goodwin, arranger
(Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Track from: “NA”

Congratulations Local 47 Grammy Nominees!

The talents of Local 47 members can be heard on an impressive number of nominated recordings of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. We congratulate not only those musicians directly nominated, but also the many Los Angeles musicians behind the scenes who performed on these recording dates. The music owes much of its luster to your talents.

Tune in to “Music’s Biggest Night” Sunday, Jan. 26 broadcast live from the StaplesCenter in Los Angeles. The program airs on CBS starting at 8 p.m.

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