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Grammys 2020

(Updated 1/27/2020 – winners noted below)

Congratulations 2020 GRAMMY nominees! Once again, union musicians of AFM Local 47 in Los Angeles can be heard on countless recordings from the hottest hits of the year.

Listen to our #ListenLA 2020 GRAMMY playlist here:

Browse the list of Los Angeles-made nominees below. The 62nd annual GRAMMY winners will be announced live on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Staples Center, airing on CBS. Be sure to tune in and listen for the live AFM Local 47 house band! Continue reading

2019 Grammys

* 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

Bruno Mars wins big at 60th annual GRAMMYs

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. Continue reading

Congratulations 60th annual Grammy nominees!

Music’s Biggest Night happens this Sunday, Jan. 28, when music fans around the globe will celebrate the best in music during the 60th annual Grammy Awards.

Los Angeles AFM Local 47 members worked on some of the top hits of 2017, including Best Record of the Year and Best Album of the Year contenders Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars. Continue reading

Made in LA: 2017 GRAMMY nominees & winners

* Updated 2/13/2017 to include winners, marked in bold italics *

Congratulations to all nominees in the 59th annual GRAMMY® Awards!

The excerpted list below highlights recordings performed here in Los Angeles with members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47, nabbing 49 noms (and 11 wins!). We salute not only the musicians directly nominated, but also the many recording and music prep musicians behind the scenes whose work shines through on these recordings! Continue reading

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
Awards Date: Feb. 12, 2017 Continue reading

#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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