You came for the GRAMMY Awards, now stay for the year-round benefits.
As you've likely experienced over the last few weeks, GRAMMY.com is an exciting online annex for the GRAMMY Awards, with our unique access and angles on the show. We went behind, around, above, and beyond the scenes to provide a fresh look at the show, from our exclusive full live stream of the GRAMMY Pre-Telecast Ceremony, which is now available on demand, to VIP e-passes to private GRAMMY Week events, GRAMMY Live's totally original glimpse inside the GRAMMYs, and unique photos, video and more.
But there's a lot to enjoy the rest of the year, too, and we'll prove it. (Well, we'll at least tour you around the site.)
Let's start with what's happening right now, post-GRAMMY Week. Today we feature our Valentine's Day special, a list of GRAMMY-winning romantic duets. We also look at the state of "protest" music in light of Bruce Springsteen's performance of the bitter "We Take Care Of Our Own" on the GRAMMY telecast. Tomorrow, after 90-year-old Betty White's win for Best Spoken Word Album, we look at the oldest (well, most mature) GRAMMY winners of all time. And Thursday we'll explore recording artists who have won in the Best Album Notes category after Neil Diamond's nomination in that category this year, as well as 2012 touring and recording plans for a host of 54th GRAMMY winners.
That's a taste of why GRAMMY.com remains a must-visit destination throughout the year.
This is where you can search the entire history of GRAMMY winners, dating back to 1958 (then you'd know which famous composer won the first Album Of The Year award). Our "sister" site, GRAMMY.org, also provides historical information on Recording Academy Special Merit Award recipients and the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, but is also an important resources for our affiliated MusiCares Foundation and GRAMMY Foundation as well as for information about The Recording Academy itself.
Back to GRAMMY.com, our video library includes dozens of clips related to the 54th GRAMMY Awards, as well as footage from many past shows. Additionally, throughout the year, GRAMMY.com sits down with many of your favorite artists, especially new and indie acts, for our 5 Questions With … series. Last year, Alex Da Kid, Common, DJ Skee, and Skylar Grey, among others, joined us for this series.
During the summer, many artists visit The Academy for exclusive acoustic performances. Acts appearing at The Academy have included the Civil Wars, Jacob Dylan, Foster The People, Bruno Mars, Phoenix, and many others.
Finally, on the video front, GRAMMY.com hosts segments from one-of-a-kind interview and performance appearances by artists at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Kenny Chesney, Bootsy Collins, My Chemical Romance, and Stevie Nicks are just a few of the artists who made Museum stops last year.
You can also follow all our news and features as we cover everything from Academy activities to breaking industry news and trends in the music space. Also, check out "The Week In Music," our column where we get a little cheeky with some of each week's more unlikely stories.
Lastly, our Snapshot series brings you a weekly round-up of photos of your favorite artists.
Of course, you can keep GRAMMY.com and the activities of The Academy on your social calendar, or at least on your social network. You can join the GRAMMY conversation at Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Come back often, leave a comment or two, and to paraphrase Gypsy Rose Lee, let us entertain you.