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The Grammy Foundation® Announces Grammy Camp® To Be Held In Los Angeles And New York In Summer 2013 (via PR Newswire)

Camp Will Feature Performance Tracks And New Multimedia And Music Business Tracks Financial Assistance Available For Qualified Applicants — Deadline To Apply Is March 31, 2013 Download image SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The GRAMMY Foundation®(www.grammyfoundation.org) today…

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Prestigious GRAMMY® Week Event Highlights GRAMMY Foundation’s Ongoing Work To Safeguard Music’s History

 

WHO:
The GRAMMY Foundation® will host “Play It Forward: A Celebration Of Music’s Evolution And Influencers” — the 15th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — featuring live musical performances and archival footage from its preservation archives. Performers include GRAMMY® winners Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, and LeAnn Rimes; current GRAMMY nominee Ed Sheeran; Mike Einziger of Incubus, singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas, violinist Ann Marie Simpson, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers, as well as other artists to be announced shortly. The evening’s musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer, Recording Academy Trustee, and GRAMMY Foundation Board member. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation, will be in attendance, along with other prominent music industry leaders and members of The Recording Academy.

WHAT:
“Play It Forward: A Celebration Of Music’s Evolution And Influencers” — this year’s GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — will explore the history of legendary influencers in music and the invaluable contributions of those key players, the music they inspired and their impact on the American cultural landscape. This GRAMMY Week celebration promotes the GRAMMY Foundation’s mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, so that future generations can continue to benefit from an appreciation and understanding of those contributions. General admission tickets are $35 per person and premium seating is $45. For tickets and information, visit http://www.grammyfoundation.org or http://wl.flavorus.com/sabantheatre/PlayItForward, or contact 855.235.2867. “Play It Forward” is sponsored in part by CenterStaging, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Getty Images Music and Jackson Limousine.

WHERE:
Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

WHEN:
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
5:15 p.m. Media Check-in (Note: Please arrive promptly. Media using mult-box will
be able to plug in decks prior to carpet opening.)
6:15–7:15 p.m. Red-Carpet Arrivals
7:30–9 p.m. Guest Speakers and Performances
9 p.m. Reception

 

WHY:
Protecting our cultural legacy for future generations is a cornerstone of the GRAMMY Foundation mission. The Foundation recognizes and celebrates the innovation, perseverance and genius evidenced in the stories and music of the pioneers who have woven a rich and colorful cultural fabric. The GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project highlights its year-round activities in support of that mission, from preservation grants to its Living Histories archive. The Project also draws the attention of a wider audience to those efforts, and to the imperiled condition of many of the most historically significant recordings. This concert and screening serves to reintroduce works from these major contributors to the public and educates them about the GRAMMY Foundation’s role in preserving our rich cultural heritage.

 

The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.

 

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Telecast Recognized For Outstanding Special Class Program, 
Outstanding Art Direction, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Lighting Design,
Outstanding Sound Mixing, and 
Outstanding Technical Direction 
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 19, 2012) — 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 Awardtelecast nominations are for:

  • Outstanding Special Class Programs
  • Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
  • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

“As one of our most successful telecasts in GRAMMY history, the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards was truly a grand celebration of Music’s Biggest Night® filled with many special GRAMMY moments that recognized a number of extraordinary and talented artists,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy®. “This was a remarkable year that presented unique challenges, which were met with swift action and creativity by our dynamic and first-rate production teams at AEG Ehrlich Ventures and John Cossette Productions, who every year help raise the bar for our telecast. We congratulate them and our superb director, Louis J. Horvitz, on being recognized by the Television Academy for production and direction excellence, and we continue to be grateful for our partnerships with our friends at CBS and STAPLES Center.”

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards were produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich was executive producer, and Louis J. Horvitz was the director. David Wild and Ken Ehrlich were the writers.


The individuals nominated in each category are eligible for the awards. A detailed list of nominees follows:

Outstanding Special Class Programs
CBS

AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming
Brian Stonestreet, 
Production Designer; Alana Billingsley, Art Director; Matt Steinbrenner, Art Director
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special 
Louis J. Horvitz, 
Director
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
Robert A. Dickinson, 
Lighting Designer; Jon Kusner, Lighting Director; Travis Hagenbuch,Lighting Director; Andy O’Reilly, Lighting Director
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special 
Thomas Holmes, 
Broadcast Production Mixer; John Harris, Broadcast Music Mixer; Eric Schilling, Broadcast Music Mixer; Paul Sandweiss, Package Mixer; Eric Johnston, Playback Mixer; Mikael Stewart, House Production Mixer; Ron Reaves, House Music Mixer; Tom Pesa,Stage Mixer; Michael Parker, Stage Mixer; Pablo Munguia, Playback Mixer; Bob Lamasney,Audience Supplemental Mixer
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
John B. Field, 
Technical Director; Eric Becker, Technical Director; Kenneth Shapiro, Technical Director; Ted Ashton, Camera; Danny Bonilla, Camera; Manny Bonilla, Camera; Dave Eastwood, Camera; Randy Gomez, Camera; Dean Hall, Camera; Larry Heider, Camera; Marc Hunter, Camera; Dave Levisohn, Camera; Steve Martyniuk, Camera; Rob Palmer, Camera; David Plakos, Camera; Hector Ramirez, Camera; Brian Reason, Camera; John Repczynski,Camera; Kris Wilson, Camera; Easter Xua, Camera; Keith Winikoff, Video Control; Guy Jones, Video Control

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 
http://www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.

The Annual Gala Will Be Held on Nov. 14 in Las Vegas as
Part of This Year
Latin GRAMMY® Week Celebration 

Caetano Veloso - 05.07.2008 Jazz Fest Wien

Caetano Veloso – 05.07.2008 Jazz Fest Wien (Photo credit: Jazz Fest Wien Team)

MIAMI (July 10, 2012) — An eight-time Latin GRAMMY® winner and two-time GRAMMY® winner, Brazil’s Caetano Veloso will be celebrated as the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Las Vegas, it was announced today by Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy® (www.latingrammy.com). Songs from Veloso’s catalog will be performed by an impressive array of notable artists and friends of the honoree. A portion of the net proceeds from the gala will benefit Veloso’s chosen charity, Fundación Viva Cazuza in Brazil — a not-for-profit HIV prevention and treatment organization for children and young people —  as well as The Latin Recording Academy’s outreach and education programs.The celebration will precede the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on the Univision Network on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. Eastern/ 7 p.m. Central. For breaking news and exclusive content, join The Latin Academy’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.

Caetano Veloso has become the preeminent ambassador of Brazilian music and culture,” said Abaroa. “It is difficult to find a man with such immense talent, passion and dedication to his creative projects — whether in music, writing or activism — and it is The Latin Recording Academy and its Board of Trustees’ great pleasure to celebrate a man of limitless talent and commitment. By celebrating Caetano, we celebrate Brazil, and we look forward to honoring his amazing career and music. “

A musician, producer, arranger, writer, painter, and political activist, Veloso is considered one of the most influential Brazilians since the ’60s. He first became known for his participation in the Brazilian music movement Tropicalia, which signaled a new generation of politically outspoken artists who recreated the face of popular Brazilian music. Veloso was forced into exile in London from 1968–1972, and during this time he developed great musical sensitivity reaching unimaginable heights. It was then that Veloso became a citizen of the world. The ’80s gave Veloso his largest audience and recognition as he began touring internationally.

Throughout his illustrious career, he has recorded more than 40 albums, published five books, directed a film and has won numerous awards. In 2003 he participated in the 75th Annual Academy Awards, where he and Lila Downs performed “Burn It Blue” from the film Frida, which received a Best Original Song nomination.

Hailed as one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century, Veloso consistently tours and produces albums. This year, he released Live At Carnegie Hall — which documented a special collaborative concert with friend David Byrne in 2004 — and Especial, an album with fellow Brazilians Gilberto Gil and Ivete Sangalo.

As the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year honoree, Veloso joins a list of past recipients that includes Plácido Domingo, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Carlos Santana, and Shakira among many others.

For information on purchasing tickets or tables to the 2012 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year celebration for Caetano Veloso, please contact The Latin Recording Academy ticketing office at 310.314.8281 or ticketing@grammy.com

The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/latingrammys.

Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences

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One Lucky Twitter Follower Will Receive an Incredible Prize Package to be Part of Latin GRAMMY Week, Including Two Tickets to the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards Live in Las Vegas on Nov. 15, 2012

 

MIAMI (June 25, 2012) — To celebrate surpassing 1 million followers on Twitter, The Latin Recording Academy® (www.latingrammy.com) today announced the “One In A Million” celebration contest, which will give one lucky Twitter follower the following prize package: two tickets to the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards and the official after-party, an opportunity to walk the arrivals area, two Delta round-trip airline tickets, three-night hotel accommodations, a backstage tour at rehearsals, and two tickets to attend The Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year gala tribute on Wed., Nov. 14. The contest comes after @LatinGRAMMYs — the official Twitter account of The Latin Recording Academy — reached its 1 millionth follower. This year’s XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from  8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For updates and breaking news, please visit www.latingrammy.com and The Latin Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebookwww.twitter.com/latingrammys andwww.facebook.com/latingrammys.

The “One In A Million” celebration contest will begin June 25, at 7 a.m. PT, and will end at 10 a.m. PT on June 29. A question will be posted at 10 a.m. on June 29 and the first correct answer meeting all the criteria will be announced as the contest winner via Twitter on July 2 at 10 a.m. PT. The contest is open to all @LatinGRAMMY followers. Participants must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry, with a valid passport and a valid visa to visit the United States. For official contest rules, please visitwww.facebook/latingrammys.

The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy, please visit www.latingrammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and a Facebook fan atwww.facebook.com/latingrammys.

The_54th_Grammy Awards - we are the music

The_54th_Grammy Awards - we are the music (Photo credit: cattias.photos)

(www.grammy.com), the organization internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards®, will present its 2012 GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 25 at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel. Often referred to as Washington’s most interesting mix of music and politics, the event will honor U.S. Representative Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and seven-timeGRAMMY®-winningsinger/songwriter/producer John Mayer for their commitment to improving the working environment for the nation’s music community.

The GRAMMYs on the Hill events include an awards ceremony on April 25 and the music community’s only annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 26, at which hundreds of music professionals from across the country will visit with legislators to advance pro-music policies that improve the environment for music and its makers. 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 updates on Advocacy, please follow @TRAinDC on Twitter.

“Advocating for the protection of music makers’ rights is an essential part of the work we do at The Academy, and GRAMMYs on the Hill is an excellent opportunity to recognize leaders and influencers who work on this mission, while inviting our members to utilize their voice,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “This year we are proud to honor Rep. Berman, who has a long history of working to support music creators, and John Mayer, who beyond being an enormous talent is also an active philanthropist in arts and education.”

GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards: April 25, 6:30 – 10 p.m.

Taking place at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel, the GRAMMYs on The Hill Awards will include a cocktail reception preceding the awards ceremony with special guest presenters and performers to help recognize the achievements of Berman and Mayer as well as a GRAMMY Foundation Signature School that has demonstrated excellence in music education.

GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day: April 26, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This advocacy day for music makers features a morning briefing with keynote speeches by leading legislators and lobbying members of Congress on Capitol Hill with special guests.

About Rep. Howard Berman

Congressman Howard Berman has represented California’s 28th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives for 15 terms. He serves as ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee as well as on the House Judiciary Committee and has participated in a number of Recording Academy programs.  A champion of intellectual property rights, Berman has led efforts to protect the rights of artists and songwriters throughout his career. Most recently, he played a leadership role in ensuring artist-broadcaster negotiations would lead to a performance right for artists, and has championed numerous antipiracy bills. His deep understanding of the role intellectual property plays in creating jobs, promoting trade, and elevating the nation’s cultural life has made him a leader in Congress.

About John Mayer

The consistency with which John Mayer combines word craft and melody has earned him rarefied status as a respected songwriter and musician. As one of few musicians to achieve both critical acclaim and popular appeal, the seven-time GRAMMY winner has earned accolades for each album release while selling in excess of 17 million albums worldwide. Known as a musician who defies genre boundaries, Mayer is well known for collaborations with a range of artists. From rock to blues, hip-hop, jazz, and country, Mayer has performed and/or recorded with T Bone Burnett, Eric Clapton, David Crosby, Dixie Chicks, Buddy Guy, Herbie Hancock, Jay-Z, Graham Nash, B.B. King, and Alicia Keys. His philanthropic work extends from music education with the GRAMMY Foundation to collaborating with the Northern California Institute for Research and Education to create the Veterans Health and Integration Program — a civilian/military partnership providing support to military personnel transitioning from combat duty to civilian life.

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, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.

The Recording Academy‘s Los Angeles Chapter hosts events and seminars on a regular basis, open to the public and Recording Academy members.  More information on The Recording Academy Local Chapters may be found at http://grammy365.com or http://grammy.com.

March 31, 2012 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

“Q&A with The Recording Academy” at The 5th Annual Cape May Singer Songwriter Conference

Hosted by Executive Director Mark Schulz, and Chapter President David Ivory

Do you watch the GRAMMYs and wonder how the winners were chosen, or how you can be part of the organization behind the awards?

Did you know The Recording Academy presents professional development events in this region, fights for your rights in Washington, and helps musicians in need through its charity MusiCares?

Join us for an informative look at all that the Recording Academy does locally and nationally, as well as some expert insight on the future of our industry!

Saturday, March 31, 2:30pm

Congress Hall

251 Beach Avenue, Cape May NJ

Free with Conference Registration

Discounted Registration for Recording Academy Members is $55

Location

Congress Hall

251 Beach Avenue

Cape May , NJ, 08204

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THE BEACH BOYS TO REUNITE ON THE GRAMMY® STAGE AND JOIN WITH GRAMMY NOMINEES FOSTER THE PEOPLE AND MAROON 5 FOR A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

 THE CIVIL WARS, DIANA KRALLMACEO PARKER, AND JOE WALSH ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®

Common, Taraji P. Henson, Reba McEntireand Diana Ross Set to Present at the Music Industry’s Premier Event

Music’s Biggest Night® — Hosted by Rapper/Actor LL COOL J — Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT

 The Beach Boys — Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who have not performed together live in more than two decades — will reunite on the GRAMMY® stage and join with current GRAMMY nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance; and current nominees The Civil Wars, two-time GRAMMY winner Diana Krall, funk artist Maceo Parker, and six-time GRAMMY winner Joe Walsh have been added to the stellar lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com). Two-time GRAMMY winner Common, actor Taraji P. Henson, two-time GRAMMY winner Reba McEntire, and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Diana Ross will appear as presenters. Music’s Biggest Night® — hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J — takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thegrammys. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

The Civil Wars and Foster The People each have two nominations. The Civil Wars are up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Barton Hollow” and Best Folk Album for Barton Hollow. Foster The People have nods in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Alternative Music Album for Torches.

Three-time GRAMMY winners Maroon 5 are nominated in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Moves Like Jagger” (with Christina Aguilera).

Previously announced performers for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards include Adele (in her first live performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall); Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson; Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood; Chris Brown; Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; deadmau5; Foo Fighters; David Guetta; Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt; Lil Wayne; Bruno Mars; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj; Katy Perry; Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band; and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, The Civil Wars, deadmau5, Foster The People, Guetta, Minaj, Parker and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time. Previously announced presenters are Marc Anthony, Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Seacrest, Ringo Starr, and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson. LL COOL J has hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” since its inception in December 2008, and this is his first time hosting the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy®. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

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 partof our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.

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Current GRAMMY® nominees Chris Brown, deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, and Lil Wayne will join for a special performance highlighting dance/electronica music for the first time ever on the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com). Music’s Biggest Night® — hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J — takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Networkfrom 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thegrammys. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

The performance will take place in a special outdoor tent adjacent to STAPLES Center on the Nokia Plaza at L.A. LIVE. Consulting and participating on this special segment is renowned hospitality company The Light Group’s HAZE Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Four-time GRAMMY winner Lil Wayne has five nominations: Best Rap Performance for “Look At Me Now” (with Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes); two nods in Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “I’m On One” (with DJ Khaled, Drake and Rick Ross) and “Motivation” (with Kelly Rowland); Best Rap Song for “Look At Me Now”; and Best Rap Album for Tha Carter IV.

deadmau5 has three nominations: Best Dance Recording for “Raise Your Weapon” (with Greta Svabo Bech), Best Dance/Electronica Album for 4X4=12, and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for Foo Fighters’ “Rope” (deadmau5 Mix).

Two-time GRAMMY winner Guetta is up for two awards: Best Dance Recording for “Sunshine” (with Avicii), and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Nothing But The Beat.

Previously announced performers for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards include Adele (in her first live performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall); Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson; Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood; Chris Brown; Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; Foo Fighters; Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt; Bruno Mars; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj; Katy Perry; Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band; and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, deadmau5, Guetta, Minaj, and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time. Previously announced presenters are Marc Anthony, Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Seacrest, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, and Ringo Starr. LL COOL J has hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” since its inception in December 2008, and this is his first time hosting the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John CossetteProductions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy®. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

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, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.