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Logic, GarageBand users represent at the Grammys

February 13, 2009

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Among the winners that utilized Logic or GarageBand to make their albums were Coldplay (winner for Best Rock Album, Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals); Jennifer Hudson (Best R&B Album); Daft Punk (Best Dance Recording, Best Electronic/Dance Album); Estelle featuring Kanye West (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration); and Radiohead (Best Alternative Music Album).

Nominees that didn’t walk away with one of the coveted awards, but still used Apple gear included M.I.A., Sara Bareilles, Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Death Cab for Cutie, Rihanna, and Marcus Miller.

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Two of the nominees, Sara Bareilles and OneRepublic, are also featured in GarageBand’s Artists Lessons.

51st GRAMMY performances by Coldplay & Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson and Katy Perry available for download

Starting today music fans will have the opportunity to purchase and download select performances from the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards. Three special “GRAMMY Moments” from Music’s Biggest Night are now available exclusively on the iTunes Store (audio and video) and internationally through Nokia Music Stores (audio only). These include performances by seven-time GRAMMY winners Coldplay with seven-time GRAMMY winner Jay-Z (“Lost”/”Viva La Vida”), two-time GRAMMY winner Jennifer Hudson (“You Pulled Me Through”), and GRAMMY nominee Katy Perry (“I Kissed A Girl”).

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“This represents yet another important step in The Recording Academy’s continually evolving digital strategy,” said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer, The Recording Academy. “Ours is some of the most dynamic music content anywhere, and we want fans to be able to experience these GRAMMY Moments during the GRAMMY telecast and throughout the year.”

The exclusive performances can be purchased and downloaded beginning today on iTunes, at 99 cents each for audio and $1.99 each for video. The audio tracks of the performances also are available internationally in 13 countries through Nokia Music Stores.

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U2, Kid Rock, Plant & Krauss and Rihanna Added as Grammy Performers

January 30, 2009
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Think the Grammy lineup somehow needed even more firepower? U2, Kid Rock, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Rihanna have just been added to the already incredible list of performers at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, February 8th. Let’s look at the roster now: Radiohead, Coldplay, Paul McCartney with Dave Grohl, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Jay-Z, T.I., Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Kenny Chesney, plus those four huge acts announced this morning.

That’s like a dream Coachella lineup. While we credit the Grammys with doing everything humanly possible to convince people to watch this year’s broadcast, we have to wonder how they are going to have time to hand out awards. How long will this monster show run?

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss are up for five awards, including the prestigious Album of the Year. Now Ne-Yo is the lone Album of the Year candidate not performing at the show. U2 aren’t up for any awards, but they’re U2 and have a new album coming out and Bono has some special pass that lets him play anywhere, anytime he wants, so playing the Grammys on the biggest night in music makes perfect sense.

Rihanna is up for three awards, including Best Dance Recording for “Disturbia.” We’re predicting it right now: Bet on Rihanna being a part of that super-medley featuring Kanye, Jay-Z and T.I. doing “Swagga Like Us,” T.I. and Timberlake performing a song (probably “If I”) together and then assume T.I. and Rihanna will duet on “Live Your Life.” Likewise, while Kid Rock is nominated for Best Rock Album and Best Male Vocal Pop Performance for “All Summer Long,” we’d be shocked if Mr. Rock N Roll Jesus doesn’t share the stage with Lil Wayne at some point, like they did at the Country Music Awards.

With the addition of U2, this year’s telecast will feature arguably the three biggest bands on the planet right now (U2, Radiohead, Coldplay) along with the three biggest rappers (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne) and a Beatle (McCartney.) Well done, Grammys. The Grammys also revealed the initial slate of special guest presenters: Jack Black, Duffy, actor Simon Baker, Charlie Haden, Josh Groban and Gwyneth Paltrow, who we’re really hoping introduces her husband’s band.

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