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2011 Grammy Nominees Official Album Set for Release January 25th

January 6, 2011 by  
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53rd Annual Grammy Awards CDThe Grammy Awards are around the corner and The Recording Academy announced on Thursday, January 6, 2010 that The Recording Academy and Jive Records to release the 2011 Grammy Nominees album, this is the 17th edition of the best selling which will included artists and songs of 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees.
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“The exceptional mix of recordings contained on this preeminent compilation provides an incredible playlist from some of this year’s remarkable and talented GRAMMY nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. He continue“With 19 diverse selections, the nominees album offers quality recordings for all music fans. We are proud and excited to, for the first time, collaborate with Jive Records on this project and we look forward to another successful chart-topping GRAMMY album.”

The cd will be available for purchase on January 25 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares Foundation and the Grammy Foundation, those are two charities established by The Recording Academy. For more information and where to buy the cd http://www.2011grammycd.com
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Also Ivan Gavin, COO of the RCA/JIVE Label Group said “The 2011 GRAMMY Nominees album showcases some of the year’s best artists and songs from all genres and we’re honored to partner with The Recording Academy to release this compilation of the signature songs from the past year,” He concluded “In addition to offering great music, the collection also gives music fans the opportunity to support MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation — two charities that benefit the artistic community.”
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2011 GRAMMY Nominees AlbumTracklist:

1.        CEE LO GREEN “Forget You” Record Of The Year Song Of The Year
2.         B.o.B FEAT. BRUNO MARS “Nothin’ On You” Record Of The Year
3.         KATY PERRY FEAT. SNOOP DOGG “California Gurls” Album Of The Year

4.         LADY GAGA FEAT. BEYONCÉ “Telephone” Album Of The Year
5.         EMINEM FEAT. RIHANNA “Love The Way You Lie” Record Of The Year Album Of The Year Song Of The Year

6.         LADY ANTEBELLUM “Need You Now” Record Of The Year Album Of The Year Song Of The Year

7.          ARCADEFIRE “Ready To Start” Album Of The Year

8.          ADAM LAMBERT “Whataya Want From Me” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

9.          JOHN MAYER “Half Of My Heart” (with Taylor Swift) Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

10.       MICHAEL BUBLÉ “Haven’t Met You Yet” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

11.        BRUNO MARS “Just The Way You Are” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

12.       MICHAEL JACKSON “This Is It” Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

13.       RAY LAMONTAGNE and the PARIAH DOGS “Beg Steal Or Borrow” Song Of The Year

14.      MIRANDA LAMBERT “The House That Built Me” Song Of The Year

15.        SADE “Babyfather” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

16.       PARAMORE “The Only Exception” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

17.       TRAIN “Hey, Soul Sister” (Live) Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

18.       MAROON 5 “Misery” Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

19.       GLEE CAST “Don’t Stop Believin'” (Regionals Version) Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.
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The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Sunday, Feb. 13 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
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About The Recording Academy Was established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and aYouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.

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About Jive Records Jive Records is a record label within the JIVE Label Group.  The label represents a varied group of internationally renowned artists representing all genres of music including Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Usher (LaFace), Tool (Volcano), Ciara (LaFace), P!nk (LaFace), Britney Spears, OutKast (LaFace), Kirk Franklin (Verity), The Days Grace, T-Pain, Marvin Sapp (Verity), Jordan Sparks, JLS, Bullet For My Valentine, Buddy Guy, Anthony Hamilton and more. JIVE Label Group is a unit of Sony Music Entertainment. Sources: The Recording Academy Press Room & Hollywood Events Examiner
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John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Quincy Jones and Bill Withers attend I Create Music ASCAP Expo 2010

April 28, 2010 by  
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It was a three-day Expo and conference that took place from April 22 – 24, 2010 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA. The event was hosted and produced by ASCAP.

ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Expo 2010 gives the opportunity for songwriters, composers and producers to learn and network.

Hundred of thousands of music creators from all genres of music are able to listen to panels, check workshops, visit master classes, and meet keynote speakers. It also provides one-on-one sessions with well-known singers and songwriters. The attendees also get critiqued by entertainment industry professionals, and have the opportunity to network with people from different parts of the nation. By attending the Expo they can see current products and state of the art technology demonstrations by vendors, which can help them with their music careers. Also, they are able to see live performances by their favorite singers.

The Expo opened on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 8:00 am to 12:00 am, then continued on Friday, April 23, 2010 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, and concluded on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 9:45 am to 6:45 pm

There was a lot to cover from the Expo event, so we selected to cover the following on Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 1:45 to 3:00 pm. “We Create Music” panelists included: Jason Mraz, songwriter, performer (I’m Yours, Make It Mine, Lucky, The Remedy), C.Tricky Stewart, producer, songwriter (Single Ladies; put a ring on it, Umbrella, Touch My Body, Just fine), Brian Tyler, composer (Film Eagle Eye, Rambo, Fast and Furious, The Expendables), and Phil Vassar, songwriter, performer (Just Another Day In Paradise, Bye Bye, Six Pack Summer, In a Real Love). The panelist moderator was Paul Williams, songwriter and actor (Evergreen, Rainy Days and Mondays, We’ve Only Just Begun, The Rainbow Connection, President and Chairman of the Board ASCAP).
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From 5:15 to 6:30 pm they held an “I Create Music” Interview with John Mayer (singer, songwriter and guitarist) conducted by Erik Philbrook from ASCAP.

On Friday, April 23, 2010 from 5:15 to 6:30 pm they held an “I Create Music” interview with Quincy Jones (musician, composer, producer, arranger and conductor) interviewed by Ludacris (artist) (We missed this interview.). Also, they presented I Create Music Center Stage at the Highlands from 8:00 to 10:00 pm where Chantal Kreviazuk, Allison Iraheta, Raul Midon and Gordie Sampson sang for their fans and members. The event was hosted by Loretta Munoz of ASCAP.
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On Saturday, April 24, 2010 ASCAP presented “Just the Two of Us: A conversation between Justin Timberlake (songwriter, performer, producer and actor) and Bill Withers (multi-Grammy Award winner singer, songwriter)” from 3:45 to 5:00 pm.
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ASCAP has offices in New York, London, Miami, Puerto Rico, Los Angeles, Nashville and Atlanta.

About ASCAP:
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 380,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from the membership.

ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. ASCAP’s licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly. ASCAP makes giving and obtaining permission to perform music simple for both creators and users of music. For more information visit http://www.ascap.com

Editor’s note: Quotes, photos and videos from the panelist artists will be added soon because we are still editing them. By the way, we want to thank ASCAP’s publicity firm for allowing us to cover this event, but we are sad to share with you that ASCAP employees did not allow the press/media outlets to take photos, go backstage to take photos. or ask the artists questions, so there are no direct quotes or questions from them. The only people allowed to record and take photographs were their employees.
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