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59th GRAMMY nominations to be announced Dec. 6

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59th GRAMMY nominations to be announced Dec. 6

Nominations to kick off with the revealing of General Field nominees on "CBS This Morning" at 8:30 a.m. ET; official nominations list to be available only at GRAMMY.com

GRAMMYs/May 15, 2017 - 01:36 pm

The Recording Academy and Meghan Trainor, Best New Artist GRAMMY winner for 2015, will kick off the announcement of 59th GRAMMY Awards nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist) live on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Immediately following, at 8:45 a.m. ET, The Recording Academy will announce nominations across all 84 categories via GRAMMY.com. 

Follow Recording Academy/GRAMMYs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use #GRAMMYs to join the nominations conversation as it unfolds Dec. 6.

The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

'2016 GRAMMY Nominees' album now available

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'2016 GRAMMY Nominees' album now available

Collection features 21 hits from Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Maroon 5, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and more

GRAMMYs/May 15, 2017 - 01:36 pm

The 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album is now in stores and available via digital retailers. Released by The Recording Academy's GRAMMY Recordings and Republic Records, the 22nd installment of the best-selling series features 21 chart-topping hits from a diverse array of this year's GRAMMY-nominated artists and songwriters. A portion of the proceeds from album sales will benefit the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.

The album includes artists and songs in the Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Country Solo Performance categories. Artists featured on the collection include Alabama Shakes, Cam, D'Angelo And The Vanguard, Florence & The Machine, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Maroon 5, Mark Ronson, Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Lee Ann Womack, as well as Best New Artist nominees Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, and Meghan Trainor.

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"The 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album represents some of the finest songs and talented artists that make up this year's remarkable nominees," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "We thank Republic Records for collaborating with us on this project, which also provides much needed support for the invaluable programs and initiatives our charities produce year-round. We look forward to another successful GRAMMY compilation."

"It's an honor to partner with the Recording Academy for the 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album," says Republic Records Founder/President Avery Lipman. "It's a very special project that captures the year through showcasing its biggest and best songs and simultaneously benefits some very important causes."

The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live on CBS on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. For updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

Spotify Launches New Songwriter Pages

Tayla Parx

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Spotify Launches New Songwriter Pages

The streaming giant has announced the beta launch of an exciting new feature: songwriter pages, which showcase all the music that person was behind, and "Written By" playlists

GRAMMYs/Feb 13, 2020 - 03:49 am

Today, Feb. 12, streaming giant Spotify announced the beta launch of an exciting new feature: songwriter pages, which showcase all the music that person was behind, and "Written By" playlists. The new landing pages on Spotify's website, which are currently being rolled out in partnership with music publishers and labels, can be accessed while listening to music on the platform, allowing listeners to discover exactly who helped make that track come to life.

For example, on GRAMMY nominee Tayla Parx's new songwriter page, there are links to 107 tracks she helped pen, including oft-collaborator and friend Ariana Grande's mega-hits "7 rings" and "thank u, next," along with Panic! At The Disco's "High Hopes" and Fifth Harmony's "BO$$." The page shows gives a link to each song along with its streaming numbers (the list begins with the most-streamed track), as well as names and links to the artists they work with the most.

Spotify has been working with music publishing companies and labels to gather the song credit data and roll out the first beta iterations of artist pages. As their announcement notes, the streaming service began showing song credits within the platform in 2018 (which are viewable when you click the three dots next to a track and select "Show Credits"). They say this update led to an impressive "60 percent increase in how often labels and distributors credit songwriters on their new releases."

Now, the Song Credit popups will include links to songwriter pages, as they are rolled out. The "Written By" playlists, which compile all the songs written/co-written by a specific songwriter, are being highlighted within the platform itself as well. Spotify users can check out Song Credits by clicking the three dots next to any song in the app or desktop player now, and click through to the songwriter pages anywhere a name is linked. The blog post announcement linked above also provides links to several of those currently live.  

Songwriters who are interested in participating can contact Spotify for Artists with this form.

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"Spotify is always working to create new and better ways to promote music discovery—for artists, for songs and, increasingly, for songwriters," Jules Parker, Head of Publishing & Songwriter Relations at Spotify said via a press release.

"The launch of publicly visible songwriter credits on Spotify in 2018 was merely a first step. Together with the publishing industry, we've continued to evolve our data sharing and analytics efforts, and are proud to unveil this next iteration. Clicking on the credits in this pilot will take users to dedicated songwriter pages—providing a home for a songwriter's work—and present listeners with 'Written By' playlists, a new series of playlists dedicated to songwriters."

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The songwriters themselves have also been a big part in advocating for this new functionality to increase visibility of those left even more behind-the-scenes in the digital age of music.

"Growing up, I looked at the back of my favorite albums to see who was involved in making them—from writers and producers to the engineers and instrumentalists. Those credits inspired me to explore making music and it's great to see Spotify supporting the work that we all do behind the scenes," GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter/producer Teddy Geiger said via the press release.

GRAMMY-winning pop star and songwriter Meghan Trainor echoed her thoughts: "It's SO cool that Spotify is working hard to find ways to promote and give credit to songwriters! Having a platform that appreciates and celebrates the songwriting community is exciting and important!”

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1-Minute Roundup: Record Of The Year

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1-Minute Roundup: Record Of The Year

Get the scoop on the 57th GRAMMY nominees for Record Of The Year in 60 seconds

GRAMMYs/Jan 21, 2015 - 06:40 am