Tag Archive: Grammie Awards. Open Thread

Apr 04 2016

Pondering the Pundits

I’ve been traveling this week, so blogging will be light. Today’s Pundits is a departure from the usual format. At the moment, I have not supported either of the Democratic candidates for president. part of the reason is I see very little difference, policy wise, between them and a good many of those policies, foreign …

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Feb 14 2011

TMC’s Prime Time Special: The Grammy Awards

I’m you substitute host for tonight’s Prime Time. So for this Sunday evening we are going to do something a little different and present a Grammy Awards Open Thread.

First a little History.

It was in 1914 in New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members. Better known as ASCAP, not-for-profit performance-rights organization (PRO) that protects its members’ musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.

ASCAP collects licensing fees from users of music created by ASCAP members, then distributes them back to its members as royalties. In effect, the arrangement is the product of a compromise: when a song is played, the user does not have to pay the copyright holder directly, nor does the music creator have to bill a radio station for use of a song.

ASCAP doesn’t have anything to do with the Grammy Awards but they are one of three organizations in the US that protect the artists’ rights. The other two are Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) and the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC).

The Grammy Awards are the music industry Oscars, given by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. The award was established in 1958 and first telecast in November of 1959. Prior to 1971, when the awards were first televised live, they were taped as a series of specials that were presented on NBC. The 53rd Grammy Awards will take place on 13 February 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS, 8 PM EST (5 PM PST).

OK. Enough of that. The Nominees are:

Record Of The Year

* Nothin’ On You B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars

* F*** You Cee Lo Green

* Empire State Of Mind Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

* Need You Now Lady Antebellum

Album Of The Year

* The Suburbs Arcade Fire

* Recovery Eminem

* Need You Now Lady Antebellum<

* The Fame Monster Lady Gaga

* Teenage Dream Katy Perry

Song Of The Year

* Beg Steal Or Borrow

* F*** You

* The House That Built Me

* Love The Way You Lie

* Need You Now

Best New Artist  

* Justin Bieber

* Drake

* Florence & The Machine

* Mumford & Sons

* Esperanza Spalding

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

* King Of Anything Sara Bareilles

* Halo (Live) Beyoncé

* Chasing Pirates Norah Jones

* Bad Romance Lady Gaga

* Teenage Dream Katy Perry

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

* Haven’t Met You Yet Michael Bublé

* This Is It Michael Jackson

* Whataya Want From Me Adam Lambert

* Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars

* Half Of My Heart John Mayer