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The Recording Academy® Announces The Season Debut of GRAMMY Label

Portion Of Proceeds Will Benefit GRAMMY Camp®

The Recording Academy® announces the new season debut of GRAMMY Label, a luxury basics collection that celebrates the power of fashion and music.

Each season GRAMMY Label, by appointment of The Recording Academy, donates a new set of instruments to GRAMMY Camp®, a GRAMMY Foundation® program that brings aspiring young music students together with working professionals for extraordinary musical experiences. GRAMMY Label will be available at specialty boutiques nationwide starting in February 2013.

“Together with The Recording Academy, our vision was to develop a collection that was in line with the creative process of making music,” said GRAMMY Label Creative Director Caroline Rothwell. “This is not a promotional line. This is a style that is truly inspired by musicians.”

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ARTIST ERIKA IRIS SIMMONS CREATES OFFICIAL ARTWORK FOR THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

The Recording Academy® is pleased to announce the selection of artist Erika Iris Simmons to create the official artwork for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. The work depicts the iconic GRAMMY® image composed with half-inch studio recording tape, a true celebration of recording excellence. It will be used as the official artwork for the world’s premier music event and will grace the cover of the GRAMMY Awards program book, telecast tickets and promotional poster. The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Feb. 10, 2013, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys. For a complete nominations list, please visit www.grammy.com.

“We are delighted to announce our collaboration Erika Iris Simmons to create the official artwork for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “Erika’s unique concept of creating a GRAMMY with recording tape speaks to the history of recorded music and celebrates the tradition and timelessness of music’s most prestigious honor. We are grateful to work with such a gifted and exceptional artist.”

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