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April 1, 2020 at 2:34 am #1203404263
I just think it’s funny how LYTLM just keeps getting looked over and over and over. Wow
It’s been so overlooked that I forgot Selena even released a song and an album and I had to google what LYTLM stood for. I don’t think many Grammy voters will remember it during the nomination voting
I’m not sure if she even did any live performances or any other promotion after the album release week was over. It almost feels like she dropped the album and went into hiding.March 30, 2020 at 4:51 am #1203400741
I don’t want to inflame the discussion about race at the Grammys, but here are the last 5 years of AOTY winners:
2016 Taylor Swift – 1989
2017 Adele – 25
2018 Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
2019 Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour
2020 Billie Eilish – WWAFA,WDWG
In the last 5 years there have been 3x white pop female AOTY winners – arguably 4 out of 5 including Kacey who has strong support from pop fans.
Perhaps the committee and/or voters will think it’s time for a change, but it’s difficult to predict how that might be reflected in the nominations and eventual winner.
Is Bruno due to release another album?March 18, 2020 at 5:12 am #1203385346
The official announcement has come through.
Glastonbury 2020: Festival cancelled due to coronavirus
The announcement also calls into doubt the viability of other UK festivals, including BST Hyde Park, All Points East, Lovebox and Latitude.
The festival was planned for June 24-28 and would have been the Glastonbury 50th anniversary.March 18, 2020 at 2:44 am #1203385309
Has anyone heard of new artist BENEE? Apparently she’s suppose to be the next big thing (a la Billie Eilish) and has the support of industry folk like Elton John. Her single “Supalonely” is starting to take off. Y’all think she has Grammy potential?
Fun fact, her EP was recorded in the same studio where Lorde recorded Royals and Pure Heroine (different producer). She needs more visibility outside New Zealand and Australia before I’d start making predictions, but worth watching to see what happens.March 15, 2020 at 4:23 pm #1203382314
New Orleans Jazz Festival and a lot of other festivals just got cancelled.
Guidance as of 3/15/2020
Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
Update for 18-March
Strong rumours that Glastonbury will be cancelled, but they might be waiting for the UK Government to announce an official ban on mass gatherings.
Also from HDD on delayed album releases:
some labels are said to be considering delaying releases—especially those with ticket bundles. But for how long? At what point does it make sense to move forward or not if there is no tour to make the big bucks from? The big money has been on the live side for most artists who have significant record sales; no tour, no big money.
Pretty much as expected, but still a bit of a shock when it happens.March 15, 2020 at 12:34 am #1203381736
Deborah Dugan Fires Back at Recording Academy, Cites Evidence of Alleged Attempts to ‘Influence’ Grammy Noms
But who is the “superstar” they are talking about here?
“I think there’s a case to be made to [superstar] that a performance of [song] from [album] on our show, should it be nominated,’” it continues, “‘and that a blowout performance of that song, which IS a Grammy song, might . . . So, should there be some discussion in a certain room at your meetings next week for Record, Album and Song, and if it involves making a choice between [one album] vs. [a second album], my thought from knowing [superstar] since [superstar] was a child, is that [superstar] might see the wisdom of a [ ] performance [of a song from the second album] . . . I’m jus sayin. Ken.’ Mason responded, ‘Gotcha. Thanks Ken.’”
They appear to be saying that Ken Ehrlich attempted to influence the nominations, so that an artist he knows, could perform a certain song that he wanted on the show. Was that for the awards show we just saw in January 2020, or could it have been earlier?March 11, 2020 at 4:41 am #1203377892
This coronavirus pandemonium should easily be contained by October, lmao.
Did you have tickets?
I’d love to say you’re right, but getting a vaccine ready for distribution to millions of people is probably at least 18 months away. Maybe October 2022.
The other way to “contain” the coronavirus is to limit large gatherings. Ultra festival Miami cancelled with no refunds, although they say tickets will be valid for March 2021 or 2022.
So we shouldn’t need to speculate about Coachella in October, because we will see what happens with Boston Calling, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and all the others, long before October this year.March 10, 2020 at 5:18 am #1203376779
I know this has nothing to do with the topic, but The Box is not making a sound outside the US. Loll
I’m not sure what “making a sound” means, but The Box has been a multi-week #1 in Canada and New Zealand and top 5 in a bunch of other countries.March 10, 2020 at 5:06 am #1203376767
Most likely cancelled rather than postponed, since by the time we get to October, the US coronavirus situation is going to be worse than Italy and Iran are now.
I’m not sure how Glastonbury or any European festival can go ahead right now.
The interesting part will be how many albums will get cancelled or postponed too?
For many smaller artists, there is no money to be made from albums and almost all of their income comes from touring. So why release an album if you can’t tour?
On the other hand, people with huge streaming numbers might be better off. People won’t go out, so they stay at home and listen to more music. There could be record numbers of stream for artists like Drake who are likely to drop more 20+ track releases.
Perhaps if people stay home and watch a lot of Netflix, getting your music in movies could be an important revenue stream.February 29, 2020 at 9:54 pm #1203365472
There are still a few updates coming with this:
In A Leaked Memo, The Recording Academy Says It’s Investigating Sexual Harassment & Corruption Claims
Recording Academy in Mediation with Ousted CEO Deborah Dugan
I’m wondering if might she end up getting a nice payout (perhaps tied into some sort of consulting role) where she can’t speak due to an NDA and all the accusations get swept under the carpet. Then business as usual for the 2021 awards show.February 29, 2020 at 9:36 pm #1203365463
Aside from quality (which is subjective), what’s the issue again?
In both cases the format and the quality appear to be related. There is nothing wrong with the EP format, but in the case of “7” it appears that they rushed to release an EP to capitalise on the success of Old Town Road and make Lil Nas X eligible for more awards categories.
A similar process appears to gone on with H.E.R. where a number of existing projects were thrown together and released as an album on August 30, 2019, the last day of Grammy eligibility.
Old Town Road and Hard Place were songs that I enjoyed and were worthy Grammy nominees. Neither of those “albums” belonged on any list of the 8 best albums of the year.February 28, 2020 at 2:14 am #1203363482
If that happens then the Grammy’s will literally lose the small remaining ounce of credibility as the most “prestigious” music awards show that they have left.
Do the Grammys even have an ounce of credibility left to lose?
We just saw an AOTY lineup which included an 18 minute EP, as well as an album described as a “compilation album” that “comprises songs from the singer’s EPs I Used to Know Her: The Prelude (2018) and I Used to Know Her: Part 2 (2018), and includes five additional songs, as well as extended editions of the songs “Going”, “Be On My Way”, and “Lord is Coming”February 26, 2020 at 5:12 pm #1203361951
TBH i think most critics just gave them positive reviews because they want to avoid their awful fans, although they are “critically acclaimed”, I don’t see them doing well in critic year-end lists, and their success/hype won’t last until August
Pitchfork gave them a 63 (still considered a positive review) and predictably there were a lot of angry messages replying to the pitchfork twitter account.February 20, 2020 at 12:41 pm #1203354061
Why are people predicting Dance Monkey? It was released released on May 10th, 2019. Hopefully this trash song will be ineligible.
May 2019 was the release date in Australia for Dance Monkey.
This has happened many times before. ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ was released in Australia in July 2011, entered the Hot 100 in January 2012, won Grammys in 2013.February 17, 2020 at 1:05 pm #1203349798
63rd GRAMMY Awards – Sunday, January 31, 2021
Haven’t seen an official announcement about the deadline.