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  • Grammys to Now Allow Samples in All Categories, Not Just Rap

    Jun 12, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *The Recording Academy has announced a change to its awards criteria that will permit samples and interpolations of previously written songs to be allowed in all Grammy Award songwriting categories, reports Billboard. Previously, samples or interpolations were allowed in only the Best Rap Song category. The change comes in recognition of the craft of writing […]

  • Grammy Explains Etta James, Don Cornelius Omission from ‘In Memoriam’

    Feb 13, 12 by EURpublisher02 9 Comments

    *During Sunday’s Grammy telecast, Twitter lit up with messages wondering why legendary jazz singer Etta James and “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius weren’t included in the In Memoriam slide show honoring those in the music industry who had died in the previous year. The Recording Academy explained that the pair had already been honored, tweeting: […]