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HITLAB ANNOUNCES 10 FINALISTS FOR THE EMERGING ARTIST COMPETITION

Winners Will Perform at Official GRAMMY® Week Event

MONTREAL and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Hitlab, Inc. (“Hitlab“) has entered into a partnership with The Recording Academy® — internationally known for The GRAMMY Awards® — to give unsigned, up-and-coming artists or bands the chance to perform at the 4th Annual Social Media Rock Stars Summit (SMRSS), an official GRAMMY® Week event.

The Emerging Artist Competition was launched on Nov. 26, 2012, and after original music was submitted to the contest Web page (www.hitlab.com), Hitlab is pleased to announce the following 10 finalists: Ashley Martinez (Bradford, ON, Canada), Beaux Saunders (London, United Kingdom), Jade Novah (Atlanta, GA), James David (Los Angeles, CA), John Thomas (Stratford, CT), Melissa Fuller (Nashville, TN), Miss Mary (Bucharest, Romania), Pamela Lajoie (Sainte Sophie, QC, Canada), Sarah Solovay (New York, NY), and Savera and The Tapes (Los Angeles, CA).Fans can vote for their favorite artist at http://contests.hitlab.com/. Prize winners, selected using a combination of online voting and a Blue Ribbon Panel, will be announced on Feb. 4, 2013. The winners will be flown to Los Angeles to perform at the Social Media Rock Stars Summit reception, and the performance will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com as part of The Academy’s three-day GRAMMY Live (www.grammy.com/live) coverage. The winners will also attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards and official GRAMMY Celebration after-party on Sunday, Feb. 10.

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2013 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM CONTAINS 22 TRACKS FEATURING A DIVERSE ARRAY OF ARTISTS AND MEMORABLE SONGS

Album, Available Digitally and in Stores Jan. 22, 2013; Gives Music Fans Two Chances to Attend Music’s Biggest Night®

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Capitol Records and The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY Recordings® will release the 2013 GRAMMY® Nominees album on Jan. 22, 2013 and provide lucky music and GRAMMY fans two chances to attend the 55th or the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. The album features 22 critically acclaimed smash hits from a myriad of chart-topping artists from various genres.

The 19th edition of the best-selling collection includes many of the most widely recognized GRAMMY categories representing nominees for Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. The album is made possible by a special arrangement with all of the major music distribution companies and rotates labels from year to year. A portion of the proceeds from the album benefit the MusiCares Foundation® and the GRAMMY Foundation®— two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy.

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54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS RECEIVES SIX EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Telecast Recognized For Outstanding Special Class Program, Outstanding Art Direction, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Sound Mixing, and Outstanding Technical Direction

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast has received six Emmy® Award nominations, the most ever in one year for a GRAMMY® telecast, in recognition of outstanding production and directing excellence. Nominations were announced today by the Television Academy at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif. Including today’s nominations, the GRAMMY Awards have been nominated 31 times for production excellence, and a total of 33 times overall. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 23.

The six GRAMMY Award telecast nominations are for:

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Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night

55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® WILL ROCK LOS ANGELES’ STAPLES CENTER AND AIR LIVE ON CBS SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2013

The GRAMMY®Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®
To Take Place on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, Live On CBS

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 31, 2012)— Music’s Biggest Night®, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, returns to Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, and will air live on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The eligibility year for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards is Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012. Additionally, “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®— which officially kicks off GRAMMY season by revealing nominations in several categories while featuring unique performances with past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees — will air live on CBS Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: http://www.twitter.com/thegrammys, http://www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

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“EMERGING TALENT COMPETITON”

HITLAB ANNOUNCES 10 FINALISTS FOR THE “EMERGING TALENT COMPETITON” AND OFFERS FANS A CHANCE TO ATTEND THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

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OFFICIAL 54TH GRAMMY AWARDS® PROGRAM BOOK…

AVAILABLE ON NEWSSTANDS AND IN BOOKSTORES NATIONWIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Available in mid-January the Book will Include Celebrity Editorial Contributions From Some of Music’s Most Talented Artists Read the rest of this entry

Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com) were announced tonight by The Recording Academy® and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy.  Read the rest of this entry