Recording Academy / GRAMMYs

Recording Academy / GRAMMYs

recordingacademy As the world's leading society of music professionals, the Recording Academy works year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators. #GRAMMYs

"When a person comes to my studio, especially if it's somebody that I've never met before, I have to expose my own vulnerabilities first. To give them the signal, look this a safe space. What that ends up doing is it gives the artist an opportunity to tell me things about their personal life they would never in a million years want anyone else to know. So that we can then take those stories and turn them into music, because that's the process." GRAMMY-nominated producer/ songwriter OakFelder ( oakestra) on finding a safe collaborative space in the studio. PandEWing


It's not everyday that you win six GRAMMYs in one night, but Adele did at the 54th GRAMMY Awards in 2012. Her wins included Record Of The Year ("Rolling In The Deep"), Album Of The Year ('21'), and Song Of The Year ("Rolling In The Deep") to name a few. That night she gave a standing ovation performance of "Rolling In The Deep" that had the audience in awe. GRAMMYVault


Multi-talented musician/composer andrewbirdmusic shares his "darkest before the dawn" original song "Olympians" on our latest episode of PressPlay! Check out our Story to watch 👀 the full performance! 🎶🎶


50 years after Woodstock, time hasn't been kind. Woodstock '94 was plagued with rain and became a gigantic mud slick. Woodstock '99 deteriorated into an alcohol-fueled nightmare, along with reports of arson, looting and allegations of sexual assault. And last month, an ill-prepared Woodstock 50 went into a legal and financial tailspin and was finally killed at the eleventh hour. View our story to read why 15 of the original festival's performers believe no one has successfully recreated the 1969 experience.


Writer/composer AnaisMitchell's Hadestown, a retelling of the Orpheus myth with both NOLA and an industrial Hell as its settings, began life as an abstract, DIY community-style show in her home state of Vermont in 2006. Two incarnations later, she recorded a cast album in 2010 featuring vocalists AniDiFranco, Greg Brown, Justin Vernon from BonIver, and Ben Knox Miller from TheLowAnthem. Visit the link in our bio to find out how the success of streaming platforms has launched an unorthodox new wave of Broadway productions.


It’s time to bust out the record player because it's VinylRecordDay 🎶 Whether it’s StevieWonder or LaurynHill, these artists stopped by our HQ to show how classic vintage vinyl is as much these artists themselves. Not to mention how each record brings back a memory of a specific moment in their life or how it has inspired their career. View our story to see how RACelebrates today. 🎼✨


“I love mixing, so the show is my release. I get to create and figure out different ways to give the audience the experience they paid for.” Front of House engineer (FOH) Amanda Davis theeamandarenee. PandEWing


"Just knowing thatI can actually have a real impact on other people's lives and not just make the music that they can party to, but make something that can help them get through something. I know that my favorite music always did that for me." Check our Story to read our EXCLUSIVE interview with Lauv! We discuss "F**k, I'm Lonely," staying independent, mentalhealth and more!


It's not everyday you win a couple of GRAMMYs! ✨🙌 At the 49th GRAMMY Awards in 2007, Ludacris took two awards, Best Rap Song ("Money Maker") and Best Rap Album ('Release Therapy'). He topped off the night with an incredible performance of "Runaway Love" that included GRAMMY winners therealmaryjblige and earthwindandfire. GRAMMYVault


From her first break making a full-length album with BethDitto to her work with Andra Day ( andradaymusic) and Melanie Martinez ( littlebodybigheart), Jennifer Decilveo ( hijennwhatsup) has built a career on the core tenants of truth and trust. In an intimate one-on-one mentoring session, the music producer took time out of her day to give pomonacollege GRAMMYU member jordanhawkinsmusic insight on how to improve his song. Jordan not only gained a new perspective on the mixing/mastering process from Jenn, but learned about taxes as an independent contractor and the importance of building a team. Swipe ↔️ to learn more about this dynamic duo! Every month we’re connecting GRAMMY U members (college students) with successful thought leaders in the music industry to bring you first-hand stories on the importance of mentoring the next generation of music professionals and how it has impacted both of their lives. 🎶 Let us know who has inspired your career by tagging them in the comments below. GRAMMYUMentor


This week soulful singer ShaundRoss' powerful ReImagined rendition of Cher's mega-hit "Believe," which won the GRAMMY for Best Dance Recording at the 41st GRAMMYs in 1999. View out story to watch the full performance.


This past weekend we headed to Lollapalooza to chat with a slew of amazing artists. Between the massive fest's eight stages and stacked lineup, kingprincess69, Alesso, Shaedband, and Madeon—to name a few, took the time to give us some insight about their upcoming projects and new music. View our story for all the interviews. Lolla


"It took us 28 years to be on this stage…and I'm so happy and so grateful to be headlining, for the first time a Latino act." —GRAMMY-nominated artist JBALVIN offered positivity, gratitude, inclusiveness and infectious energy during his headlining Lollapalooza set. The energy levels went from a 10 to 💯 as GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY winners Wisin y Yandel ( WisinYYandel) took the stage to rap with Balvin for another reggaeton classic, their 2005 debut single, "Rakata." View our story for the VIBRAS that JBalvin brought to Lolla + exclusive interviews from artists performing at the festival. Lolla


It's already August! What's been your favorite festival set of the summer? ☀️


"If I don't share, then it didn't happen," sings LaSantaCecilia lead singer la_marisoul in the hilarious and poignant performace of "Winning," performed exclusively for PressPlay. Watch the full performance from the GRAMMY-winning band in our Story.


Hootie & The Blowfish's ( hootieofficial) jangly folk-rock has transitioned from '90s frat-guy audiences to Tom Petty-loving dads and families in the 2010s as they tour to celebrate 'Cracked Rear View's' 25th anniversary and prepare to release a new album later this year, with the likes of EdSheeran co-writing a song. We recently spoke with lead singer DariusRucker about the legacy of 'Cracked Rear View,' the political bent that's gone unnoticed in Hootie’s songs, his belated conversion to hiphop, and changes in the country music scene. Visit the link in our bio to read our interview.


It’s hard to believe the first-ever NewportFolkFestival took place 60 years ago, mainly because the vibe at this year's fest was future-facing, switched-on, and decidedly in-the-now. But in truth, the festival has been a breeding ground for revolutionary change since the beginning. From the Queen of Country Soul to the leader of Promise Of The Real, peek our Story to find out which artists came through to discuss music, life, culture, and what makes this community-driven festival feel like home.


"I wanted to really build it up to make it really full and musical. It’s a very droney, vibey piece. I wanted to add a long outro with a guitar, but it can’t be an actual guitar because it’s 2017. We went with something futuristic to give it this nice cool and dark vibe.” GRAMMY-nominated producer louisbellmusic on shaping postmalone’s "Rockstar"


"I’ve been playing in theblackkeys since I was 16… I was playing with the Black Keys before I was ever in any serious relationships. This is the longest relationship I’ve ever been in with one person." GRAMMY winner DanAuerbach sat down with us for an exclusive interview to talk rebooting TheBlackKeys on 'Let's Rock' and getting back to the basics with bandmate officerpatrickcarney 🎶


Last night our Chicago Chapter hosted their annual Membership Celebration! A big welcome to our new board and members of the class of 2019 👏 Cheers to many more years celebrating and cultivating musical excellence! 🎶


Originally released in 1969, DavidBowie's "Space Oddity" captured the sentiment of our global fascination with humanity's strange journey to reach the stars. Paired with a profound arrangement of orchestral backing tracks and touches of classic '60s British whimsy, the song cemented the beginnings of what would become Bowie's trademark "far out" persona and career-spanning incorporation of cosmic motifs.


GRAMMY and LatinGRAMMYs nominee Angela_Aguilar_ performs a riveting cover of LadyGaga and BradleyCooper's GRAMMY-winning song "Shallow." Watch the full performance in our Story. 🎶 Nominada al GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Angela Aguilar interpreta la canción "Shallow" de LadyGaga y BradleyCooper. Ve nuestro Story para el video completo. 🎶


As the VP of A&R at Epic Records, erickajcoulter not only represents big name artists such as RickRoss, she also highlights rising talent with the event series/industry movement she launched in 2017, thebasement_la. View our Instagram Story to learn how her vision is helping connect emerging talent with what they need to keep growing—excited fans to support them, a label to amplify their work, a manager to rep them, a cool brand to partner with—and to offer them a vibey space to share their music.


outkast made GRAMMY history at the 46th GRAMMYs in 2004! The rap duo took home 3⃣ GRAMMY Awards including Album Of The Year for "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below—making it the first rap album to win the coveted category of the night. Swipe ↔️ to see exclusive photos from our GRAMMYVault!


“I tried to embrace the concept of the sampler as an instrument, looking at how to take it artistically to another place where it can be appreciated, more than just taking someone’s song and doing a 4-bar loop.” - GRAMMY-winning producer No I.D. PAndEWing


Last night our Texas Chapter celebrated their 25th anniversary! Cheers to many more years bringing our music community closer together. 🎶 RATexas25