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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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The Recording Academy Statement on: Jules Chaikin

“An accomplished trumpeter, music contractor and contributor to film scores, Jules Chaikin was a highly talented musician with a career that spanned several decades. Chaikin worked with such artists as the Carpenters, Chicago, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, and Johnny Mathis, and he contributed to such films as The Rose, A Star Is Born, Ghostbusters, and Star Wars. We were fortunate to have him as part of our GRAMMY family not only as a past elected leader but as a music conductor on the telecast for more than 20 years. We have lost a gifted musician and a giving individual, and our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends and all those who were fortunate to work with him.”

Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy



THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®Album Hits Stores and Digital Retailers on Jan. 22, 2013

The Recording Academy®‘s GRAMMY Recordings® and Capitol Records have teamed to release the 2013 GRAMMY® Nominees album, which will be available Jan. 22, 2013, in stores and via digital retailers. The 19th installment of the best-selling series will feature a bevy of this year’s GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs across multiple genres. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the album will help support the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy. Following the success of last year’s contest, music fans can log on to to pre-order the 2013 GRAMMY Nominees album and enter to win a trip for two to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.

“It’s an honor to join forces with Capitol Records to deliver a truly diverse collection encompassing a variety of genres and highlighting today’s most talented musicians,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “After the success of last year’s pre-order enter-and-win sweepstakes, we’re once again thrilled to give music fans the opportunity to experience Music’s Biggest Night® firsthand. And, it’s gratifying to be able to continue our support of the crucial work that MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation carry out year-round.”

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55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees

ra-logo55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees – Partial List

1. Record Of The Year

Lonely Boy

The Black Keys
The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer
Track from: El Camino

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Kelly Clarkson
Greg Kurstin, producer; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Greg Kurstin & Jesse Shatkin, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
[RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited]

We Are Young

Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
Jeff Bhasker, producer; Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dawson & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
Track from: Some Nights
[Fueled By Ramen]

Somebody That I Used To Know

Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Wally De Backer, producer; Wally De Backer & Francois Tetaz, engineers/mixers; William Bowden, mastering engineer
Track from: Making Mirrors
[Universal Republic]

The Recording Academy® Statement Re: David Brubeck

Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement award recipient David Brubeck was an iconic jazz and classical pianist. Throughout his six decade-long career, his unique time signatures and distinct rhythms were highlights of his innovative style. As one of the prime architects of the sophisticated West Coast jazz sound, Brubeck showed that jazz could be artistically challenging yet accessible to large audiences. His recordings have received both commercial and critical success, and will be remembered and celebrated for generations to come. We have lost a great legend in our community, and our thoughts and condolences go to his family, friends and all those he inspired.

Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy

The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Deborah Raffin

GRAMMY® Award winner Deborah Raffin was a great talent and a gifted spirit. The Recording Academy® Los Angeles Chapter was proud to have Raffin as a Board member to work with our membership and ensure musicians’ interests were always met. She had a successful career with her audio book company bringing books to life through spoken word. We have suffered a dear loss and our condolences go out to her friends, family and fans.

Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy

The Recording Academy Statement® Re: Elliott Carter

“GRAMMY® winner and Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient Elliott Carter was a brilliant composer whose compositions helped define a uniquely American sound in the 20th century. His musically complex works have been performed by symphonies around the world and his career as both a music creator and educator will leave a lasting legacy for those who follow. He was a consummate talent who will be profoundly missed, and our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends and fans throughout the world.”

Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy


GRAMMY Foundation®

GRAMMY® Charity Online Auctions exclusive VIP experience with Justin Bieber, available now through Nov. 2 at All proceeds will benefit the GRAMMY Foundation.
This Un-beliebable Package includes: two tickets and meet-and-greet passes to an upcoming show on Justin Bieber’s tour!

The auction runs now through Nov. 2, 2012


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