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Recording Academy Statement on final passage of The Music Modernization Act in The House - Sep 25, 2018 - 7:52:31 PM

The trajectory of the Music Modernization Act has shown the power of music creators to effect real change. From its unanimous approval in the House of Representatives in April, to its passage in the Senate last week, we have seen unprecedented advocacy from the music community. With today's final passage of the bill in the House, we are one step away from the most sweeping music copyright reform since the 8-track tape era, and we look forward to this being signed into law...
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Eight-Time GRAMMY Winner Dolly Parton to be honored as 2019 MusiCares Person Of The Year - Sep 5, 2018 - 10:27:31 AM

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Eight-time GRAMMY® winner Dolly Parton will be honored at the 2019 MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of MusiCares and the Recording Academy™. Proceeds from the 29th annual benefit gala will provide essential support for MusiCares (www.musicares.org), a charity founded by the Recording Academy that ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need. The tribute will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center two nights prior to the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®...
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Latin Recording Academy: 2018 Special Award Honorees - Aug 29, 2018 - 10:18:57 AM

The Latin Recording Academy® announced today that Erasmo Carlos, Dyango, Andy Montañez, José María Napoleón, Chucho Valdés, Wilfrido Vargas, and Yuri will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, Horacio Malvicino and Tomás Muñoz will receive the Trustees Award. The honorees will be celebrated during a private ceremony to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas on Nov. 13th as part of the 19th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Week.

"We are proud to pay tribute to this remarkable group of talented artists and music professionals with this year's Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards," said Gabriel Abaroa Jr...
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Anuschka Wright – Miss Globe Canada Pageant - Aug 22, 2018 - 5:04:53 PM

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Celebrated jazz vocalist Anuschka Wright, producer of the awe-inspiring local concert series “Jazz In Bloom” continues to take the world by storm. The talented songstress recently participated in The Miss Globe Canada pageant held this past Saturday, August 18th in Toronto, Canada. It was fate that lead her to be scouted out and approached one day as she casually awaited her friend at Starbucks in Montreal, the current city where she resides.

Anuschka was one of 14 beautiful young women of various races, ages and backgrounds in the running for the title of Miss Globe Canada.  Anuschka won the individual award of “Miss Talent” for her undeniably brilliant performance of “Losing My Mind” from the musical “The Follies.” The performance left audience members teary eyed and simply starstruck...
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Recording Academy announces new Advocacy Committee; reinforces commitment to Creatorsʹ Rights - Aug 16, 2018 - 4:10:58 PM

Today, the Recording Academy™ announced that two-time GRAMMY®-nominated saxophonist and vocalist Mindi Abair and four-time GRAMMY-nominated producer and songwriter Harvey Mason Jr. will lead the Academy's National Advocacy Committee as co-chairs. Joined by Committee members Sue Ennis, Lalah Hathaway, Booker T. Jones, and Nile Rodgers, the Committee's immediate focus is ensuring that the Senate passes the Music Modernization Act, which would be the first major reform to music copyright law in decades...
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Recording Academy™ statement on the passing of Aretha Franklin - Aug 16, 2018 - 2:30:18 PM

Aretha Franklin was an incomparable artist who came to be recognized as one of the most profound voices in music. Known universally as the Queen of Soul, she solidified her legendary status in the late 1960s with chart-topping recordings that included "Respect," "A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)," and "Think." During her six-decade career Aretha earned 44 GRAMMY® nominations, 18 GRAMMY Awards...
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UWI Bestows Honorary Doctorate on Award-winning Jamaican Jazz Maestro Monty Alexander - Aug 10, 2018 - 11:30:32 AM

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Over five decades of performances and more than 70 CDs later, award-winning Jamaican-born jazz maestro, Monty Alexander, is being bestowed with an honorary doctorate degree from the University of West Indies, (UWI).

Alexander, born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on D-Day in Kingston, Jamaica, will be presented with a Honorary Doctor of Letters from the UWI Mona Campus this November.
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I-Octane pumps new energy into Magnum Xplosion - Aug 9, 2018 - 2:23:48 PM

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Reggae Dancehall artiste I-Octane is the latest dancehall act to be included in Magnum Tonic Wine’s regional mega stage-show series Magnum Xplosion. The event, which has seen previous stagings in Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad, will this weekend charge into the Caribbean island chain of The Bahamas. The show slated for Bahamas National Stadium Sports Center, will feature performances from Busy Signal, Ding Dong and I-Octane alongside local Bahamian acts Dj Mix-a-lot, Dj- Stunner and Selecta Fawteen....
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John Bailey Re-elected Academy President - Aug 8, 2018 - 9:49:06 AM

John Bailey was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 7) by the organization’s Board of Governors.

Also elected to officer positions by the Board:

  •     Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)
  •     Sid Ganis, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee)
  •     Larry Karaszewski, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)...    
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New Music – ‘Goin’ Down On Bay’ Julien Believe ft. Angelique Sabrina - Aug 2, 2018 - 3:15:24 PM

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This summer singer-songwriter and producer Julien Believe has been in overdrive touring throughout the United States promoting his first release on Island Vybzz Records. ‘Jump and Wine’ ft. Angelique Sabrina and DJ Natty Rico from France. The song has proven itself to be an incredible high-energy hit at performances in LA, Miami, Boston and New York and now Believe is amping up his momentum with his new song ‘Goin Down On Bay’. ‘Goin Down On Bay’ is an ode to Junkanoo, the biggest Bahamian festival of the year, held on the biggest stage in The Bahamas in the heart of the capital city of Nassau on world famous Bay Street...
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Recording Academy statement on Patrick Williams - Jul 27, 2018 - 4:43:06 PM

Two-time GRAMMY® winner Patrick Williams was a highly regarded arranger, educator, and film and television composer. Williams helped create signature sounds for "The Bob Newhart Show," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," and "The Streets Of San Francisco," among others. He earned 19 GRAMMY nominations and won two GRAMMY Awards for his arranging—Best Instrumental Arrangement for Threshold for 1974 and Best Arrangement On An Instrumental for Suite Memories for 1986...
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Phluid Phactory Independence Day Cooler Fest - Jul 4, 2018 - 3:45:54 PM

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Phluild Phactory presents Independence Day Cooler Fest Tuesday July10th at Pirates Cove Taino Beach Music by Passport Gang & More

Admission FREE before 5pm . Bring your own booze Cooler $20 before 7pm...
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Comedy Tain to bring comedy and culture to Nassau - Jun 27, 2018 - 1:30:54 PM
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Two of the Caribbean’s cultural giants will be in town this weekend for a night of conscious lyrics and laughter. Mutabaruka, a Rastafari dub poet, musician, actor, educator, and talk-show host well known for his booming voice and unapologetic delivery, will be the headline act of Comedy Tain, hosted by Nubian Kween entertainment.

He will be joined by internationally acclaimed dub poet Yasus Afari, who has performed the world over with the likes of Garnet Silk, Black Uhuru, Tony Rebel, Freddie McGregor and Maxi Priest...
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Recording Academy™ statement on David Bianco - Jun 21, 2018 - 4:08:22 PM
GRAMMY® winner David Bianco was a remarkable engineer, mixer, and producer and a prominent member of our music community. Highly respected in his field, Bianco contributed his expertise to many distinguished artists' recordings, including Bob Dylan's Together Through Life, Mick Jagger's Wandering Spirit, and Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzmosis, among others. His work on Tom Petty's Wildflowers earned him a GRAMMY Award in the Best Engineered Album—Non-Classical category at the 38th GRAMMY Awards®...
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The Academy announces 2018 Film Scholars Grant Recipients - Jun 20, 2018 - 1:36:57 PM

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Glenn Frankel and Keri Walsh have been named 2018 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their respective book projects explore the historical context and creative influence of the revolutionary film for its time, Midnight Cowboy, and examine female Method actors and how their feminist contributions earned them a place in the history of film. The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award both Frankel and Walsh the scholars’ $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals...
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Passport Gang, GB Events & Club Premier presents Giggy Fyah Birthday Bash - July 7th - Jun 2, 2018 - 9:22:09 PM
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Passport Gang, Grand Bahama Events & Club Premier presents Giggy Fyah Birthday Bash Walking Trophy Featuring live performance by Hood Celebrityy Saturday July 7th Independence Weekend

Music by The World Renowned Passport Gang

Hosted by Big Pun Ladies $20/$30 VIP Gents $25/$35 VIP

Doors open at 10pm//1 8+ to party// No dress code// Security Strictly enforced
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Island Vybzz Records launches in The Bahamas and Los Angeles, California - May 31, 2018 - 3:05:13 PM
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Island Vybzz, a newly formedIndependent Record Label and Management Company recently launched operations in The Bahamas and Los Angeles, California. Island Vybzz will release music from artists in various genres, concentrating on delivering an authentic island sound, with tropical energy and an undeniable international appeal.

The first artist signed to the label is singer/songwriter/producer Julien Believe. During his career, Believe has masterfully established a signature sound with songs that have incorporated a fusion of Island/Caribbean beats - “Caribbean Slide”,
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Momentum continues on Music Reform with Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing - May 15, 2018 - 3:53:30 PM
Today, members of the Recording Academy™ joined executives from across the music industry to testify on Capitol Hill about the current state of music law. Before the Senate Judiciary Committee, witnesses spoke of how current copyright law has impacted them and urged the committee to pass S. 2823, the Music Modernization Act. The companion bill to H.R. 5447 – Music Modernization Act, which unanimously passed the House of Representatives less than a month ago...
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Coogler, Black Cinema, & Cannes - May 10, 2018 - 3:39:20 PM
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I shared a moment yesterday on my Instagram (@travoltacooper) story feed. It showed me in shock as filmmaker Ryan Coogler, his wife and the Cannes Film Festival Assistant assigned to them, casually walk right by me inside the world famous Palais Des Festivals. I’m hardly ever that star struck anymore as I see most filmmakers and actors as colleagues in this business, but this was RYAN COOGLER, or as I’ve come to refer to him as just “Coogler”. Mr. Coogler wasn’t aware that I was filming them on my iPhone for a few seconds as they waited by the elevator, but needless to to say that my #Coogler story was the most most watched and the most well received in my direct messages...
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The Voice of Festival De’ Cannes - May 10, 2018 - 9:00:37 AM

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Cannes, France - “Cinema is voice. And its the way, where I’m from in Compton California, that I was able to understand the humanity of a family in Iran or in Shanghai. There was nothing outside my window to orient my place in the world. It was cinema that gave me a voice.”

These were words of famed filmmaker extraordinaire Ava DuVernay at the press conference for the 2018 Cannes Jury where Ms. DuVernay is serving as a Jury Member.  If you know anything about Ms. DuVernay and her mission of gender and racial inclusion in Hollywood then you might have some idea as to the power and continued influence of the Cannes Film Festival for the world of cinema and beyond...

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