It seems that deepfake-maker Ghostwriter977 won’t need to go suit-shopping for next February’s Grammy Awards after all.
Remember ‘Heart On My Sleeve’? It’s the deepfaked Drake / The Weeknd track that caused a right royal rumpus earlier this year.
A flurry of headlines over the past week suggested that AI music had been barred from being eligible for the Grammy awards.
This article from Last.fm is Partner Content. Win an award, sell lots of records. That used to be the equation (or certainly the presumption) in the music business. In the […]
Grammy Week on Roblox launched yesterday, developed by Dubit Games – the same company that worked on the Brits experience.
A number of famous music brands are jumping on the NFTs bandwagon this week, starting with the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy is working with OneOf, the music NFTs firm that launched earlier this year touting its eco credentials, on a series of NFTs based on January 2022’s Grammy Awards.
Rolling Stone magazine is also exploring non-fungible tokens through a partnership with the team behind the lucrative Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs. An interview with the team will be accompanied by ‘digital cover image’ NFTs from the magazine, as part of a collection of seven that will launch on 8 November.
Finally, NFTs startup Fanaply is working with instrument brand ESP Guitars on a series of NFTs based on the latter company’s ‘Pyrograph’ guitars. Three NFTs have been released, each with only 30 versions available costing $100 each.
The US Recording Academy may be in the thick of a full-blown crisis following the defenestration of its boss Deborah Dugan, but with the Grammy Awards imminent, it’s still business […]
Recording Academy boss Neil Portnow’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year just got a little bit worse: but the important thing about the latest open letter to the beleaguered Grammys boss isn’t so much what it says about him, as what it says about the industry as a whole.
Six prominent industry leaders – Universal Music Group EVP Michele Anthony; UMPG CEO Jody Gerson; Atlantic Records co-chairman Julie Greenwald; Epic Records president Sylvia Rhone; Sony Music general counsel Julie Swidler; and Roc Nation COO Desiree Perez – described the Recording Academy (Naras, to give its full acronym) as “woefully out of touch with today’s music, the music business, and even more significantly, society”.
Good news for Chance the Rapper: the Grammy awards rules are changing to make streaming-only albums eligible.
“Our trustees felt like the time had come; it’s been on our radar for a couple of years now,” The Recording Academy’s SVP of awards Bill Freimuth told Billboard.
We’ve seen Trent Reznor in a creative role at Beats Music – a role that despite speculation, appears to be continuing under Apple – but now music producer Daniel Lanois […]
This weekend’s Grammy Awards in the US were a big second-screen TV event, as millions watched and tweeted and/or posted on Facebook about the performances.
Shazam’s latest music partnership is with the US Grammy Awards. People watching on TV will be encouraged to use Shazam to tag the show, and access more information on the artists performing, as well as watching a live stream from backstage at the event.