Another Awards Season is behind us, and what a season it was! This was a big year for members of AFM Local 47, with several of our musicians winning awards, receiving nominations, and having contributed to making the music recordings that contributed to some of the biggest hits of 2018. Continue reading
* UPDATE: Winners appear in BLUE below. Congrats to all the winners and nominees! *
Nominations for the 61st GRAMMYs are in, and union musicians of AFM Local 47 in Los Angeles worked on some of the top hits of the year!
Listen to our 2019 #ListenLA Grammy playlist and browse the list of Los Angeles-made nominees below. Winners will be announced live on Feb. 10, 2019, at Staples Center. (Be sure to listen for the live AFM Local 47 house band!) Continue reading
And then there were 15… Superstar AFM Local 47 member John Legend joins the exclusive EGOT club with his two Emmy Arts wins as lead actor and co-producer for “Jesus Christ Superstar Live.” He is one of the youngest people ever to win all four Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
The 60th annual GRAMMYs are a wrap — and what a night it was for Los Angeles musicians!
Bruno Mars swept the 60th annual GRAMMYs, taking home awards in all categories nominated including the night’s biggest wins: Record of the Year and Album of the Year (“24K Magic”), and Song of the Year (“That’s What I Like”). The Los Angeles AFM Local 47 artist also won in the categories of Best R&B Album, Song and Performance.
Read the full story and complete list of 2018 GRAMMY-winning recordings featuring AFM Local 47 musicians at listen-la.com.
Voting moves online and more changes for 2017 voting period
The Recording Academy announces the following GRAMMY Awards voting changes: Continue reading
The 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.”
Eligibility Period: Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016
Nominations Date: Dec. 6, 2016
Awards Date: Feb. 12, 2017 Continue reading
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.
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
ALBUM OF THE YEAR &
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
‘Random Access Memories’
BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
BEST DANCE RECORDING
Zedd Featuring Foxes
Track from: “Clarity”
BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
‘To Be Loved’
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
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’
Track from: “The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience”
BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO
Wayne Shorter, soloist
Track from: “Without a Net”
(The Wayne Shorter Quartet)
BEST LATIN POP ALBUM
BEST INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT
‘On Green Dolphin Street’
Gordon Goodwin, arranger
(Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Track from: “NA”
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.