The Recording Academy has joined forces with Hal Leonard to create a full line of GRAMMY-branded songbook collections. With this new partnership, Hal Leonard will soon release a slew of new hit-packed, GRAMMY-branded collections to immortalize many GRAMMY-winning songs over the years.
New piano/vocal/guitar and E-Z Play collections assemble the Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year categories by decade. New compilations also give musicians a wide selection of award-winning songs in specific styles such as country, R&B, pop, rock, and gospel.
New Hal Leonard Pro Vocal volumes, which are ideal for musicians and nonmusicians alike, contain the lyrics, melody and chord symbols for Best Pop Vocal Performance award-winning songs, and the CDs feature demos for listening and separate backing tracks for singing along. The CDs are enhanced so Mac and PC users can adjust the recordings to any pitch without changing the tempo, to accommodate a range of voices. These packs for male and female vocalists are ideal for everyone from karaoke stars to professional singers.
"We're excited to be working with Hal Leonard to publish this line of GRAMMY songbooks," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "Bringing the GRAMMY brand to those learning to play and appreciate music is in keeping with our mission to celebrate music and the value of music education. And, these songbooks will of course bring hours of fun and entertainment to musicians and music lovers around the world."
"The GRAMMYs are the best way our society has to encapsulate the musical tastes of an era," said Hal Leonard President Larry Morton. "We are thrilled to be working with this storied organization to create lasting treasuries of literally some of the best songs of our time."
Dozens of GRAMMY compilations will be off press by the end of the month in many Hal Leonard series, for players of various instruments and skill levels. With the GRAMMY Awards now covering more than five decades of music, consumers can expect this brand to expand rapidly.
For more information, or to place an order for GRAMMY songbooks from Hal Leonard, visit your local music retailer or www.musicdispatch.com.
Music's Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.