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Exploring The Music For Visual Media And Music Video Field Nominees

Go inside the nominations in the Music For Visual Media and Music Video categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 05:06 am

You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the Music For Visual Media and Music Video Fields for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This year's Music For Visual Media Field features first-time nominees such as Dondi Bastone, Chris Blackwell, Ludovic Bource, Alexander Payne, Atticus Ross, and Austin Wintory. Returning GRAMMY nominees looking for their first GRAMMY include Adam Anders and Peer Astrom. Individuals looking to add to their prior GRAMMY wins include T Bone Burnett, the Civil Wars, Taylor Swift, John Williams, and Hanz Zimmer. The nominees in the Music Video Field include first-time nominees Mourad Belkeddan, Romain Gavras, Davis Guggenheim, and Tegan & Sara. Returning nominees looking for their first GRAMMY include Foster The People and Mumford & Sons. Individuals looking to add to their prior GRAMMY wins include Jay-Z, Rihanna, Sade, Esperanza Spalding, U2, and Kanye West.

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Various Artists, Dondi Bastone & Alexander Payne, producers, The Descendants

Bastone and Payne are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Bob Marley & The Wailers, Chris Blackwell & Barry Cole, producers, Marley

Bob Marley & The Wailers are up for one nomination this year, marking their first career nomination as a group. Marley has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Blackwell and Cole are each up for one nomination, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Various Artists, Midnight In Paris

Various Artists, Kaylin Frank & Mitchell Leib, producers, The Muppets

Leib is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Frank is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Various Artists, Adam Anders & Peer Astrom, producers, Rock Of Ages

Anders and Astrom are each up for one nomination this year. They both have two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

John Williams, composer, The Adventures Of Tintin — The Secret Of The Unicorn

Williams is up for one nomination this year. He has 62 prior nominations and 21 GRAMMY wins. Ludovic Bource, composer, Imaginaries Bource is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Hans Zimmer, composer, The Dark Knight Rises

Zimmer is up for one nomination this year. He has 12 prior nominations and four GRAMMY wins.

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Reznor is up for one nomination this year. He has 12 prior nominations and two GRAMMY wins. Ross is up for one nomination this year, marking his first career GRAMMY nomination. Howard Shore, composer, Hugo Shore is up for one nomination this year. He has seven prior nominations and four GRAMMY wins.

Austin Wintory, composer, "Journey"

Wintory is up for one nomination this year, marking his first career GRAMMY nomination.

Best Song Written For Visual Media

T Bone Burnett, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, songwriters (Arcade Fire), "Abraham's Daughter" (From The Hunger Games)

Burnett is up for two nominations this year. He has 16 prior nominations and 12 GRAMMY wins. Butler and Chassagne are each up for one nomination this year. They have six prior nominations and one GRAMMY win.

Mumford & Sons, songwriters (Birdy & Mumford & Sons), "Learn Me Right" (From Brave)

Mumford & Sons are up for six nominations this year. They have three prior GRAMMY nominations.

Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, songwriters (Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty), "Let Me Be Your Star" (From Smash)

Shaiman is up for one nomination this year. He has four prior GRAMMY nominations and one GRAMMY win. Wittman is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY win.

Bret McKenzie, songwriter (Jason Segel & Walter), "Man Or Muppet" (From The Muppets)

McKenzie is up for one nomination this year. He has three prior nominations and one GRAMMY win.

T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, songwriters (Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars), "Safe & Sound" (From The Hunger Games)

Burnett is up for two nominations this year. He has 16 prior nominations and 12 GRAMMY wins. Swift is up for three nominations this year. She has 12 prior nominations and six GRAMMY wins. White and Williams are each up for two nominations this year. They have two prior GRAMMY wins.

Best Short Form Music Video

Foster The People, Daniels, video directors; Gaetano Crupi, video producer, "Houdini"

Foster The People are up for one nomination this year. They have two previous GRAMMY nominations. Daniels are up for one nomination this year, marking the duo's first career GRAMMY nomination. Crupi is up for one nomination this year, marking his first career GRAMMY nomination.

Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream, Romain Gavras, video director; Mourad Belkeddan, video producer, "No Church In The Wild"

Jay-Z is up for six nominations this year. He has 46 prior nominations and 14 GRAMMY wins. West is up for six nominations this year. He has 46 prior nominations and 18 GRAMMY wins. Ocean is up for six nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career. The-Dream is up for two nominations this year. He has eight prior nominations and three GRAMMY wins. Gavras is up for two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career. Belkeddan is up for one nomination this year, marking his first career GRAMMY nomination.

M.I.A., Romain Gavras, video director; Romain Gavras, video producer, "Bad Girls"

M.I.A. is up for one nomination this year. She has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Gavras is up for two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris, Melina Matsoukas, video director; Juliette Larthe & Ben Sullivan, video producers, "We Found Love"

Rihanna is up for three nominations this year. She has 18 prior nominations and five GRAMMY wins. Harris up for two nominations this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Matsoukas, Larthe and Sullivan are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Woodkid, Yoann Lemoine, video director; Roman Pichon, video producer, "Run Boy Run"

Lemoine aka Woodkid and Pichone are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their respective careers.

Best Long Form Music Video

Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show; Emmett Malloy, video director; Bryan Ling, Mike Luba & Tim Lynch, video producers, Big Easy Express

Mumford & Sons are up for six nominations this year. They have three prior GRAMMY nominations. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers. Malloy is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Lynch is up for one nomination this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Ling and Luba are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Sade, Sophie Muller, video director; Roger Davies, Grant Jue & Sophie Muller, video producers, Bring Me Home — Live 2011

Sade is up for one nomination this year. She has eight prior nominations and four GRAMMY wins. Muller is up for one nomination this year. She has five prior nominations and one GRAMMY win. Davies and Jue are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Esperanza Spalding, Pilar Sanz, video director; Esperanza Spalding, video producer, Radio Music Society

Spalding is up for three nominations this year. She has two prior nominations and one GRAMMY win. Sanz is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career.

Tegan & Sara, Danny O'Malley, Salazar & Elinor Svoboda, video directors; Nick Blasko, Piers Henwood, Sara Quin & Tegan Quin, video producers, Get Along

Sara and Tegan Quin, Henwood, O'Malley, and Salazar and Elinor Svoboda are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first nomination of their respective careers.

U2, Davis Guggenheim, video director; Belisa Balaban, Brian Celler, Davis Guggenheim & Ted Skillman, video producers, From The Sky Down

U2 are up for one nomination this year. They have 44 prior nominations and 22 GRAMMY wins. Balaban, Celler, Guggenheim, and Skillman are each up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Who will take home the awards in the Music For Visual Media and Music Video categories? Tune in to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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FYI/TMI: Are Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Getting Together?

Rumors surface that the two are in a red-hot relationship; Sony/ATV Music Publishing named top publisher of fourth quarter in 2012

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(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)

FYI …

Sony/ATV Claims Top Publisher In Q4 2012
Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which in June 2012 acquired administration of EMI Music Publishing, was the top publisher in the fourth quarter of 2012 based on its 25.8 percent share of the top 100 songs during the period, according to figures released by Nielsen BDS. No. 2 was Kobalt Music Group (16.5 percent share), followed by Universal Music Publishing Group (15.9 percent share), Warner/Chappell Music (14.2 percent share), and BMG Chrysalis (5.3 percent share).

TMI …

Swift Getting Together With Sheeran?
Taylor Swift may never be getting back together with a few people — like, ever — but that isn't stopping her from joining "The A Team." According to a report, Swift and GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran were reportedly seen together at a hotel in late February. Adding more red-hot fuel to the fire, Sheeran collaborated with Swift on her latest album, Red, the name of which is also a tattoo on Sheeran's left arm. Since Swift and Sheeran supposedly dated briefly last spring, maybe they are, like, getting back together.

Pusha T Announces Daytona Tour, Drops "If You Know You Know" Video

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Pusha T Announces Daytona Tour, Drops "If You Know You Know" Video

The rapper will hit the road across the U.S. in support of his recently released, Kanye West-produced album

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Pusha T has officially announced dates for his 2018 Daytona Tour. The Former Clipse rapper will hit the road for a 22-date U.S. tour in support the Kanye West-produced album launching in Denver on July 21 and wrapping up in Oakland, Calif. on Oct. 13. In addition to the tour announcement, Pusha also dropped a video for the lead-off track from Daytona, "If You Know You Know," directed by Shomi Patwary.  

The 2018 Daytona Tour will make stops in Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and more. The Bronx-born rapper will bring along Valee and Sheck Wes as opening acts.

Daytona was released on May 25 as the first project of Kanye West's "Wyoming Sessions." Four of the album's songs have cracked the Billboard Hot 100 including "Infrared," "If You Know You Know," "The Games We Play," and "What Would Meek Do" featuring West. The album also debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

A full list of dates for the 2018 Daytona Tour, along with ticket information, can be found via LiveNation's website.

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Taylor Swift Plots 2020 World Tour With U.S. Dates For Lover Fest East & West

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Taylor Swift Plots 2020 World Tour With U.S. Dates For Lover Fest East & West

Following dates in Europe and South America, Swift will land in the U.S. for Lover Fest East and West, where the pop star will open Los Angeles' brand new stadium

GRAMMYs/Sep 18, 2019 - 02:38 am

Taylor Swift  will be spreading the love in support of her hit album Lover.in 2020, but it may or may not be in a city near you. The GRAMMY winner announced plans for her summer 2020 tour in support of her seventh studio album, including two shows each in Foxborough, Mass. and Los Angeles for Lover Fest East and West respectively as the only four U.S. dates announced so far.

The tour kicks off in Belgium on June 20 and hits festivals in seven European countries before heading to Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 18 then heading to U.S. Swift will then present Lover Fest West with back-to-back Los Angeles July 25 and 26 at the newly named SoFi Stadium. The concerts will serve as the grand opening of the much-anticipated NFL venue. The tour will wrap a double header at Gillette Stadiuim in Foxborough July 31 and Aug 1

"The Lover album is open fields, sunsets, + SUMMER. I want to perform it in a way that feels authentic," she tweeted. "I want to go to some places I haven’t been and play festivals. Where we didn’t have festivals, we made some. Introducing, Lover Fest East + West!" 

Lover was released Aug. 23 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Her sold-out tour for her previous album, 2017's Reputation, was the highest grossing U.S. tour ever, breaking her own record.

Tickets for the new dates go on sale to the general public via Ticketmaster on Oct. 17. 

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Wrote Original Score For New Doc
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Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Wrote Original Score For New Doc

The GRAMMY-winning duo have written 17 original tracks for Ken Burns' latest documentary on the Vietnam War

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Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has a new project forthcoming, and he has reportedly tapped the GAMMY-winning duo of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to provide the score.

Burns' latest documentary, The Vietnam War, will be broadcast on PBS as a 10-part television event beginning on Sept. 17, and Reznor and Ross' 17-track soundtrack will be released as a two-disc CD and three-LP vinyl package on Sept. 15.

The pair have had much success in film music over the past years, winning an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the soundtrack for The Social Network, nabbing a GRAMMY nomination for their work on the Gone Girl soundtrack, and winning for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo at the 55th GRAMMY Awards. Their previous documentary soundtrack projects include the Leonardo DiCaprio-narrated Before The Flood, as well as director Peter Berg's acclaimed retelling of the Boston Marathon bombing, Patriot's Day.

Reznor's and Ross' 17 original tracks will stand a long side a curated compilation of contemporary music from the Vietnam War era, selected by Burns and his co-director Lynn Novick. This companion package will be released as a two-disc package entitled The Vietnam War: The Soundtrack, and will include selections by Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, and Marvin Gaye.

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