53rd GRAMMY Awards Earn Creative Arts Emmy

53rd GRAMMY Awards Earn Creative Arts Emmy

53rd GRAMMY Awards Earn Creative Arts Emmy
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast received the award for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special at the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 10 in Los Angeles. The 53rd telecast received five Emmy nominations, the most ever in one year for a GRAMMY telecast. GRAMMY winners Harry Connick Jr. and Justin Timberlake earned Emmys for Outstanding Music Direction and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, respectively; the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards earned an Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming; and the "American Idol" finale earned an award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special. The 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys will air Sept. 17 on ReelzChannel. (9/12)

Musicians Gain Copyright Extension In Europe
Following last week's report, the European Council has granted musicians an extension of copyright protection from 50 to 70 years for their work. The new regulations, which include a fund for session musicians from record label revenue during the extended term, will benefit both performers owning rights to their recordings and major record labels and will be implemented by European Union state governments within the next two years. (9/12)

HMV Sales Down In First Quarter
Entertainment retailer HMV reported a 21.8 percent decrease in total sales across its Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore, and UK operations, and a 19.4 percent decrease in HMV Group sales for the first quarter ending Sept. 3. Despite the sales decrease, attendance for HMV's live music division HMV Live was up 20 percent during the period. The company attributes the sales drop to the closure of 29 UK stores. (9/12)

Adele Makes Billboard Hot 100 History
GRAMMY-winning artist Adele's "Someone Like You" jumped from No. 19 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, marking the largest leap to No. 1 that wasn't influenced by the release of a single in the history of the chart, according to Billboard.biz. "Someone Like You" climbed the chart following Adele's performance of the song on the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28. In related chart news, at 87 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Doris Day became the oldest female artist to reach the Top 10 on the UK's Official Albums Chart with an album of new material as her My Heart bowed at No. 9. (9/12)

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