Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Rapper Logic Signs New Record Deal For $30 Million

Maryland native rapper Logic recently signed a new record deal with Def Jam. Logic originally signed to Def Jam a few years ago for $200,000 and he just got a major upgrade in record deals! Def Jam recently re-signed Logic for $30 million dollars. If you didn't know, according to streaming stats, Logic is the 5th most streamed artist ever on Spotify! So that would be the major reason for the major increase in his deal. Congrats to Logic for setting a new record for the DMV area!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Music Industry News 3/12/2018

Universal Music Says Artists Would Benefit From a Spotify Equity Sale. "Consistent with UMG's approach to artist compensation, artists would share in the proceeds of a [Spotify] equity sale," the rep said.

Sony Confirms It Will Share Spotify Equity Money With Its Indie Label Partners. “Sony Music will be sharing with its distributed labels,” said a spokesperson; the company’s stake in Spotify is thought to be worth more than $1bn at current valuations.

CD Baby Paid Indie Artists $80M In 2017, Up 33%. The bulk of the income for CD Baby distributed artists came from three sources last year: Spotify (35%), iTunes (24%) and Apple Music (13%), followed by Pandora (8%), Amazon (7%), and Google Music (4%).

Warner Music, Facebook Finalize Licensing Partnership. Thanks to a new deal, users of the social network can create, upload, and share videos music licensed from WMG, to "enable users to personalize their music experiences" across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Oculus.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Zobe Records Signs DeAnthony Yonko

DeAnthony Yonko is a R&B/Pop artist/vocalist, Rap/Hip-Hop artist, and songwriter from Nashville, TN coming to a stage, radio station, magazine, & TV near you after signing to Zobe Records!

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Thursday, March 1, 2018


Roc-A-Fella Records was a very successful record label that was founded by Dame Dash, Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter, and Kareem "Biggs" Burke back in 1995 and operated as a division of The Island Def Jam Music Group. So it looks like Dame Dash is trying to recreate a record label on the same level with Kanye West who also used to be with Roc-A-Fella Records. Neither one of the two are as close as they used to be with Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter so one thing that we can say is that he most likely won't have anything to do with this new record label. As of now a lot of information about this new label is unknown so we have to stay tuned to find out more.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Vaporwave Is Back?! Introducing Hefe Heetroc...

Who is Hefe Heetroc you ask? Well... he is a music artist...

So his album / mixtape hybrid titled, (The Julie Project), is the album we chose to review today. Is from none other then Mr Hefe Heetroc from New Mexico, On his album he states, (The Julie Project) was an, "exercise in experimentation", Mr Heetroc says, his business partner of his studio Whyte Wulf Studios in NM, made an off handed comment / joke to Hefe, that he should record a trap album under the moniker "27 SAVAGE". After much thought. Well what turned from a joke into a reality is when he hit 1# on reverbnation on their local charts, and number 21# on their regional charts. "I was stunned at first seeing how high the album charted", Hefe says. He (Mr Heetroc's Business Partner) told Hefe maybe this might work. And they both developed a business model to generate multiple revenue streams. As the streams and plays were tallied, Hefe replied, "hmmm let me develop this further", As for his album? It was born from a simple off handed humorous concept. The lyrics for his project were a "collection of material written in Los Angeles & New Mexico, respectively, poetry, streams of thought, cut and paste poems." he also says via text.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Zobe Records Signs Lex Woods

Lex Woods is a R&B/Pop artist/vocalist, songwriter, and actor from Fresno, CA (based in Los Angeles, CA) coming to a stage, radio station, magazine, & TV near you after signing to Zobe Records!

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Nahoti’s brave “Life Choices” in her debut album

"Life Choices" is the title – absolutely not random – of Nahoti’s debut album, an artistic project born in 2016 from the encounter of Mercy Sunday with Ermanno Figura, on stage Herman Ezscò. The album contains six unplugged songs performed with guitar and voice, with a sound that wisely combines american blues and afro-soul. The lyrics, in english, often explore themes related to the singer’s life, like "Am talking about freedom", where Mercy take on the sadly present subject of feminicide. They released, simultaneously to the album, the elegant black and white videoclip of "Took me back" directed by Laura Baglieri. The album has been entirely produced by Herman Eszcò in collaboration with Danilo Pao – who also handled mixing and mastering – and Fernando Alba from Maqueta Records.
Nahoti (Mercy Sunday) is a very young african girl who left her country to reach Sicily to find shelter inside the welcome facilities. She began writing her first songs after meeting with Ermanno Figura, guitarist and bluesman of the highest repute, who also collaborated several times with Roberto Ciotti. 

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Secrets Of The Music Industry: How To Get Nominated For A Grammy

Apparently the easiest way to get nominated for a GRAMMY is to make a remix!  This proved to be true for Cardi B with her 3x's platinum song "Bodak Yellow"! Cardi B got nominated for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song in the 2018 GRAMMY 60th nominations!

So this is what you do:

  • Start stripping and stack your money up
  • Make a fool of yourself and get everyone's attention to build a fan base by creating a lot of videos of yourself and posting them online and slowly sneak some music videos of some original music in there to show people that you actually have some talent. (Making a fool of yourself to get attention is the most important part! Hey look at the "catch me outside" girl... she got a record deal and is now reported to be a millionaire after making a fool of herself. Please note: these tips may only work for marketable females.) 
  • Use some of the money you saved from stripping to get some producers to create some beats very similar to other artists songs
  • Listen to the most recent popular artists to see whose sound you like and can imitate 
  • Write a song very similar but change the lyrics to fit yourself but keep the same style and song format of the original artist
  • Don't forget to name the song after the artist who created the original song
  • Use some more of that money to get studio time to record the song
  • Use your saved money to get a music video filmed for the song that you want to be your single
  • Put the majority of your saved money into marketing that song, music video, and pushing that song to radio to really get your buzz up
  • Advertise and the media will do everything else for you
  • You've got a hit song and the record labels will come knocking!
This is what you don't do:
  • Get mad because everyone thinks that you don't really deserve to be credited for having a hit song when all you really did was remix a song of another artist and the original song and artist didn't get anywhere near the type of recognition from the industry for their original song that you remixed.

Obviously spelling and grammar doesn't even matter when you're a Rap/Hip-Hop artist making millions and in the lime-light but anyways, what do you think?

What Kodak Black knows that many people don't is that he is getting credit for the song and is listed as a writer in the credits of the song! Of course the two are label-mates under Atlantic Records so it was easy to arrange this type of situation between the two artists. So both artists are getting paid royalties for the song Bodak Yellow!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The 60th GRAMMY Nominations (2018) - A Complete List Of Nominees


 This year the GRAMMY Awards seemed to have been more accepting to the genres of Rap and Hip-Hop in the top categories because the nominations made include several nods each for Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino.
Jay-Z took the lead this year with eight nominations.  Kendrick Lamar picked up seven nominations. Pop singer-songwriter Bruno Mars earned six nominations. Childish Gambino, the alter ego of Emmy-winning actor-director Donald Glover, received five nominations, along with singer Khalid and producer-songwriter No I.D.
One of the year’s biggest hits, the remix version of Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, has become the first non-English-language track to be nominated in both the song and record of the year categories. Even though in our opinion the version without Justin Bieber was much better and more authentic which is pretty evident when you go to YouTube and take a look at the currently 4.4 billion views for the original version of the song in comparison to the remix with Justin Bieber by which you can take every remix video on YouTube featuring Justin of this song and combine all those totals and it still will not come close to that of the original song. We digress and continue as album of the year nominees are Jay-Z’s “4:44,” Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!,” Lamar’s “Damn.,” Lorde’s “Melodrama” and Mars’ “24K Magic,” while the song of the year section includes “4:44,” Julia Michaels’ “Issues,” Logic with Alessia Cara and Khalid’s “1-800-273-8255,” Mars’ “That’s What I Like” and “Despacito.”

The 60th Grammy Awards show will air live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28.

Check out the complete list of nominees below:

Album of the year:
  • "Awaken, My Love!" — Childish Gambino
  • “4:44” — Jay-Z
  • “Damn.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • “Melodrama” — Lorde
  • “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
Record of the year:
  • “Redbone” — Childish Gambino
  • “Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
  • “The Story of O.J.” — Jay-Z
  • “Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • ”24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
Song of the year
  • "Despacito" — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
  • "4:44" — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
  • "Issues" — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
  • "1-800-273-8255" — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
  • "That's What I Like" — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
New artist
  • Alessia Cara
  • Khalid
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Julia Michaels
  • SZA
Pop solo performance
  • "Love So Soft" — Kelly Clarkson
  • "Praying" — Kesha | Interview
  • "Million Reasons" — Lady Gaga
  • "What About Us" — P!nk
  • "Shape of You" — Ed Sheeran
Pop duo/group performance
  • "Something Just Like This" — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  • "Despacito" — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
  • "Thunder" — Imagine Dragons
  • "Feel It Still" — Portugal. The Man
  • "Stay" — Zedd & Alessia Cara
Traditional pop vocal album
  • "Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version)" — Michael Bublé
  • "Triplicate" — Bob Dylan
  • "In Full Swing" — Seth MacFarlane
  • "Wonderland" — Sarah McLachlan
  • "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90" — (Various Artists)
Pop vocal album
  • "Kaleidoscope EP" — Coldplay
  • "Lust for Life" — Lana Del Rey
  • "Evolve" — Imagine Dragons
  • "Rainbow" — Kesha
  • "Joanne" — Lady Gaga
  • "÷ (Divide)" — Ed Sheeran
Dance recording
  • "Bambro Koyo Ganda" — Bonobo featuring Innov Gnawa
  • "Cola" — Camelphat & Elderbrook
  • "Andromeda" — Gorillaz featuring Dram
  • "Tonite" — LCD Soundsystem
  • "Line of Sight" — Odesza featuring Wynne & Mansionair
Dance/electronic album
  • "Migration" — Bonobo
  • "3-D the Catalogue" — Kraftwerk
  • "Mura Masa" — Mura Masa
  • "A Moment Apart" — Odesza
  • "What Now" — Sylvan Esso
Contemporary instrumental album
  • "What If" — the Jerry Douglas Band
  • "Spirit" — Alex Han
  • "Mount Royal" — Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
  • "Prototype" — Jeff Lorber Fusion
  • "Bad Hombre" — Antonio Sanchez
Rock performance
  • "You Want It Darker" — Leonard Cohen
  • "The Promise" — Chris Cornell
  • "Run" — Foo Fighters
  • "No Good" — Kaleo
  • "Go to War" — Nothing More
Metal performance
  • "Invisible Enemy" — August Burns Red
  • "Black Hoodie" — Body Count
  • "Forever" — Code Orange
  • "Sultan’s Curse" — Mastodon
  • "Clockworks" — Meshuggah
Rock song
  • "Atlas, Rise!" — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
  • "Blood in the Cut" — JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
  • "Go to War" — Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
  • "Run" — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
  • "The Stage" — Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)
Rock album
  • "Emperor of Sand" — Mastodon
  • " Self-Destruct" — Metallica
  • "The Stories We Tell Ourselves" — Nothing More
  • "Villains" — Queens of the Stone Age
  • "A Deeper Understanding" — the War on Drugs
R&B performance
  • "Get You" — Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis
  • "Distraction" — Kehlani
  • "High" — Ledisi
  • "That's What I Like" — Bruno Mars
  • "The Weekend" — SZA
Traditional R&B performance
  • "Laugh and Move On" — the Baylor Project
  • "Redbone" — Childish Gambino
  • "What I'm Feelin'" — Anthony Hamilton teaturing the Hamiltones
  • "All the Way" — Ledisi
  • "Still" — Mali Music
R&B song
  • "First Began" — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
  • "Location" — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
  • "Redbone" — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
  • "Supermodel" — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
  • "That's What I Like" — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Urban contemporary album
  • "Free 6lack" — 6lack
  • "Awaken, My Love!" — Childish Gambino
  • "American Teen" — Khalid
  • "Ctrl" — SZA
  • "Starboy" — the Weeknd
R&B album
  • "Freudian" — Daniel Caesar
  • "Let Love Rule" — Ledisi
  • "24K Magic" — Bruno Mars
  • "Gumbo" — PJ Morton
  • "Feel the Real' — Musiq Soulchild
Rap performance
  • "Bounce Back" — Big Sean
  • "Bodak Yellow" — Cardi B
  • "4:44" — Jay-Z
  • "Humble." — Kendrick Lamar
  • "Bad and Boujee" — Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert
Rap/sung performance
  • "Prblms" — 6lack
  • "Crew" — Goldlink featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
  • "Family Feud" — Jay-Z featuring Beyoncé
  • "Loyalty." — Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna
  • "Love Galore" — SZA featuring Travis Scott
Rap song
  • "Bodak Yellow" — Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)
  • "Chase Me" — Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels & Big Boi)
  • "Humble." — K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
  • "Sassy" — E. Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)
  • "The Story of O.J." — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
Rap album
  • "4:44" — Jay-Z
  • "Damn." — Kendrick Lamar
  • "Culture" — Migos
  • "Laila's Wisdom" — Rapsody
  • "Flower Boy" — Tyler, the Creator
Country solo performance
  • "Body Like a Back Road" — Sam Hunt
  • "Losing You" — Alison Krauss
  • "Tin Man" — Miranda Lambert
  • "I Could Use a Love Song" — Maren Morris
  • "Either Way" — Chris Stapleton
Country duo/group performance
  • "It Ain't My Fault" — Brothers Osborne
  • "My Old Man" — Zac Brown Band
  • "You Look Good" — Lady Antebellum
  • "Better Man" — Little Big Town
  • "Drinkin' Problem" — Midland
Country song
  • "Better Man" — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
  • "Body Like a Back Road" — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
  • "Broken Halos" — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
  • "Drinkin’ Problem" — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
  • "Tin Man" — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Country album
  • "Cosmic Hallelujah" — Kenny Chesney
  • "Heart Break" — Lady Antebellum
  • "The Breaker" — Little Big Town
  • "Life Changes" — Thomas Rhett
  • "From a Room: Volume 1" — Chris Stapleton
New Age album
  • "Reflection" — Brian Eno
  • "SongVersation: Medicine" — India.Arie
  • "Dancing on Water" — Peter Kater
  • "Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Volume 5" — Kitaro
  • "Spiral Revelation" — Steve Roach
Improvised jazz solo
  • "Can't Remember Why" — Sara Caswell, soloist
  • "Dance of Shiva" — Billy Childs, soloist
  • "Whisper Not" — Fred Hersch, soloist
  • "Miles Beyond" — John McLaughlin, soloist
  • "Ilimba" — Chris Potter, soloist
Jazz vocal album
  • "The Journey" — The Baylor Project
  • "A Social Call" — Jazzmeia Horn
  • "Bad Ass and Blind" — Raul Midón
  • "Porter Plays Porter" — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
  • "Dreams and Daggers" — Cécile McLorin Salvant
Jazz instrumental album
  • "Uptown, Downtown" — Bill Charlap Trio
  • "Rebirth" — Billy Childs
  • "Project Freedom" — Joey DeFrancesco & the People
  • "Open Book" — Fred Hersch
  • "The Dreamer Is the Dream" — Chris Potter
Large jazz ensemble album
  • "MONK'estra Vol. 2" — John Beasley
  • "Jigsaw" — Alan Ferber Big Band
  • "Bringin' It" — Christian McBride Big Band
  • "Homecoming" — Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne
  • "Whispers on the Wind" — Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge
Latin jazz album
  • "Hybrido — From Rio to Wayne Shorter" — Antonio Adolfo
  • "Oddara" — Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
  • "Outra Coisa — The Music of Moacir Santos" — Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
  • "Típico" — Miguel Zenón
  • "Jazz Tango" — Pablo Ziegler Trio
Gospel performance/song
  • "Too Hard Not To" — Tina Campbell
  • "You Deserve It" — JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn
  • "Better Days" — Le'Andria
  • "My Life" — the Walls Group
  • "Never Have to Be Alone" — CeCe Winans
Contemporary Christian music performance/song
  • "Oh My Soul" — Casting Crowns
  • "Clean" — Natalie Grant
  • "What a Beautiful Name" — Hillsong Worship
  • "Even If" — MercyMe
  • "Hills and Valleys" — Tauren Wells
Gospel album
  • "Crossover: Live From Music City" — Travis Greene
  • "Bigger Than Me" — Le'Andria
  • "Close" — Marvin Sapp
  • "Sunday Song" — Anita Wilson
  • "Let Them Fall in Love" — CeCe Winans
Contemporary Christian music album
  • "Rise" — Danny Gokey
  • "Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
  • "Lifer" — MercyMe
  • "Hills and Valleys" — Tauren Wells
  • "Chain Breaker" — Zach Williams
Roots gospel album
  • "The Best of the Collingsworth Family — Volume 1" — the Collingsworth Family
  • "Give Me Jesus" — Larry Cordle
  • "Resurrection" — Joseph Habedank
  • "Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope" — Reba McEntire
  • "Hope for All Nations" — Karen Peck & New River
Latin pop album
  • "Lo Único Constante" — Alex Cuba
  • "Mis Planes Son Amarte" — Juanes
  • "Amar y Vivir en Vivo Desde la Ciudad de México, 2017" — La Santa Cecilia
  • "Musas (Un Homenaje al Folclore Latinoamericano en Manos de los Macorinos)" — Natalia Lafourcade
  • "El Dorado" — Shakira
Latin rock, urban or alternative album
  • "Ayo" — Bomba Estéreo
  • "Pa' Fuera" — C4 Trío & Desorden Público
  • "Salvavidas de Hielo" — Jorge Drexler
  • "El Paradise" — Los Amigos Invisibles
  • "Residente" — Residente
Regional Mexican music album (including Tejano)
  • "Ni Diablo Ni Santo" — Julión Álvarez y Su Norteño Banda
  • "Ayer y Hoy" — Banda el Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
  • "Momentos" — Alex Campos
  • "Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas" — Aida Cuevas
  • "Zapateando en el Norte" — Humberto Novoa, producer (Various Artists)
Tropical Latin album
  • "Albita" — Albita
  • "Art of the Arrangement" — Doug Beavers
  • "Salsa Big Band" — Rubén Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
  • "Gente Valiente" — Silvestre Dangond
  • "Indestructible" — Diego el Cigala
American roots performance
  • "Killer Diller Blues" — Alabama Shakes
  • "Let My Mother Live" — Blind Boys of Alabama
  • "Arkansas Farmboy" — Glen Campbell
  • "Steer Your Way" — Leonard Cohen
  • "I Never Cared for You" — Alison Krauss
American roots song
  • "Cumberland Gap" — David Rawlings
  • "I Wish You Well" — the Mavericks
  • "If We Were Vampires" — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • "It Ain't Over Yet" — Rodney Crowell featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White
  • "My Only True Friend" — Gregg Allman
Americana album
  • "Southern Blood" — Gregg Allman
  • "Shine on Rainy Day" — Brent Cobb
  • "Beast Epic" — Iron & Wine
  • "The Nashville Sound" — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • "Brand New Day" — the Mavericks
Bluegrass album
  • "Fiddler's Dream" — Michael Cleveland
  • "Laws of Gravity" — the Infamous Stringdusters
  • "Original" — Bobby Osborne
  • "Universal Favorite" — Noam Pikelny
  • "All the Rage - In Concert Volume One [Live]" — Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
Traditional blues album
  • "Migration Blues" — Eric Bibb
  • "Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio" — Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
  • "Roll and Tumble" — R.L. Boyce
  • "Sonny & Brownie's Last Train" — Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
  • "Blue & Lonesome" — the Rolling Stones
Contemporary blues album
  • "Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm" — Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
  • "Recorded Live in Lafayette" — Sonny Landreth
  • "TajMo" — Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo'
  • "Got Soul" — Robert Randolph & the Family Band
  • "Live From the Fox Oakland" — Tedeschi Trucks Band
Folk album
  • "Mental Illness" — Aimee Mann
  • "Semper Femina" — Laura Marling
  • "The Queen of Hearts" — Offa Rex
  • "You Don't Own Me Anymore" — the Secret Sisters
  • "The Laughing Apple" — Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Regional roots music album
  • "Top of the Mountain" — Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
  • "Ho'okena 3.0" — Ho'okena
  • "Kalenda" — Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • "Miyo Kekisepa, Make a Stand [Live]" — Northern Cree
  • "Pua Kiele" — Josh Tatofi
Reggae album
  • "Chronology" — Chronixx
  • "Lost in Paradise" — Common Kings
  • "Wash House Ting" — J Boog
  • "Stony Hill" — Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
  • "Avrakedabra" — Morgan Heritage
World music album
  • "Memoria de los Sentidos" — Vicente Amigo
  • "Para Mi" — Buika
  • "Rosa Dos Ventos" — Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro
  • "Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration" — Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • "Elwan" — Tinariwen
Children's album
  • "Brighter Side" — Gustafer Yellowgold
  • "Feel What U Feel" — Lisa Loeb
  • "Lemonade" — Justin Roberts
  • "Rise Shine #Woke" — Alphabet Rockers
  • "Songs of Peace & Love for Kids & Parents Around the World" — Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Spoken word album (includes poetry, audiobooks & storytelling)
  • "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" — Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • "Born to Run" — Bruce Springsteen
  • "Confessions of a Serial Songwriter" — Shelly Peiken
  • "Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders) — Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo
  • "The Princess Diarist" — Carrie Fisher
Comedy album
  • "The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas" — Dave Chappelle
  • "Cinco" — Jim Gaffigan
  • "Jerry Before Seinfeld" — Jerry Seinfeld
  • "A Speck of Dust" — Sarah Silverman
  • "What Now?" — Kevin Hart
Musical theater album
  • "Come From Away" — Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai & Irene Sankoff, producers; David Hein & Irene Sankoff, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  • "Dear Evan Hansen" — Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
  • "Hello, Dolly!" — Bette Midler, principal soloist; Steven Epstein, producer (Jerry Herman, composer & lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)
Compilation soundtrack for visual media
  • "Baby Driver" (Various Artists)
  • "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2" (Various Artists)
  • "Hidden Figures: The Album" (Various Artists)
  • "La La Land" (Various Artists)
  • "Moana: The Songs" (Various Artists)
Score soundtrack for visual media
  • "Arrival" — Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
  • "Dunkirk" — Hans Zimmer, composer
  • "Game of Thrones: Season 7" — Ramin Djawadi, composer
  • "Hidden Figures" — Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer, composers
  • "La La Land" — Justin Hurwitz, composer
Song written for visual media
  • "City of Stars" — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone)
  • "How Far I'll Go" — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli'i Cravalho)
  • "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Zayn & Taylor Swift)
  • "Never Give Up" — Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia)
  • "Stand Up for Something" — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day featuring Common)
Instrumental composition
  • "Alkaline" — Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Le Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet)
  • "Choros #3" — Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne)
  • "Home Free (For Peter Joe)" — Nate Smith, composer (Nate Smith)
  • "Three Revolutions" — Arturo O'Farrill, composer (Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdés)
  • "Warped Cowboy" — Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge)
Arrangement, anstrumental or a cappella
  • "All Hat, No Saddle" — Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge)
  • "Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra From Catch Me If You Can" — John Williams, arranger (John Williams)
  • "Home Free (For Peter Joe)" — Nate Smith, arranger (Nate Smith)
  • "Ugly Beauty/Pannonica" — John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)
  • "White Christmas" — Chris Walden, arranger (Herb Alpert)
Arrangement, instruments and vocals
  • "Another Day of Sun" — Justin Hurwitz, arranger (La La Land Cast)
  • "Every Time We Say Goodbye" — Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Clint Holmes featuring Jane Monheit)
  • "I Like Myself" — Joel McNeely, arranger (Seth MacFarlane)
  • "I Loves You Porgy/There's a Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York" — Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Gordon Goodwin & Clint Holmes, arrangers (Clint Holmes featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Count Basie Orchestra)
  • "Putin" — Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman)
Recording package
  • "El Orisha de la Rosa" — Claudio Roncoli & Cactus Taller, art directors (Magín Díaz)
  • "Mura Masa" — Alex Crossan & Matt De Jong, art directors (Mura Masa)
  • "Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition)" — Sasha Barr, Ed Steed & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)
  • "Sleep Well Beast" — Elyanna Blaser-Gould, Luke Hayman & Andrea Trabucco-Campos, art directors (The National)
  • "Solid State" — Gail Marowitz, art director (Jonathan Coulton) Gail Marowitz, art director (Jonathan Coulton)
Boxed or special limited edition package
  • "Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta" — Tim Breen, art director (Various Artists)
  • "Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1984- 2014)" — Tom Hingston, art director (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
  • "May 1977: Get Shown the Light" - Masaki Koike, art director (Grateful Dead)
  • "The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition" — Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz, art directors (Various Artists)
  • "Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares" — Tim Breen, Benjamin Marra & Ken Shipley, art directors (Various Artists)
Album notes
  • "Arthur Q. Smith: The Trouble With the Truth" — Wayne Bledsoe & Bradley Reeves, album notes writers (Various Artists)
  • "Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition" — Ted Olson, album notes writer (Various Artists)
  • "The Complete Piano Works of Scott Joplin" — Bryan S. Wright, album notes writer (Richard Dowling)
  • "Edouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Inventor of Sound Recording: A Bicentennial Tribute" — David Giovannoni, album notes writer (Various Artists)
  • "Live at the Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings" — Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding)
  • "Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams" — Michael Corcoran, album notes writer (Washington Phillips)
Historical album
  • "Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta" — Jon Kirby, Florent Mazzoleni, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
  • "The Goldberg Variations — the Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions June 1955" — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Matthias Erb, Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Glenn Gould)
  • "Leonard Bernstein — the Composer" — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Leonard Bernstein)
  • "Sweet as Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes From the Horn of Africa" — Nicolas Sheikholeslami & Vik Sohonie, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
  • "Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams" — Michael Corcoran, April G. Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Washington Phillips)
Engineered album, non-classical
  • "Every Where Is Some Where" — Brent Arrowood, Miles Comaskey, JT Daly, Tommy English, Kristine Flaherty, Adam Hawkins, Chad Howat & Tony Maserati, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (K.Flay)
  • "Is This the Life We Really Want?" — Nigel Godrich, Sam Petts-Davies & Darrell Thorp, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Roger Waters)
  • "Natural Conclusion" — Ryan Freeland, engineer; Joao Carvalho, mastering engineer (Rose Cousins)
  • "No Shape" — Shawn Everett & Joseph Lorge, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (Perfume Genius)
  • "24K Magic" — Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Bruno Mars)
Producer of the year, non-classical
  • Calvin Harris
  • Greg Kurstin
  • Blake Mills
  • No I.D.
  • The Stereotypes
Remixed recording
  • "Can't Let You Go (Louie Vega Roots Mix)" — Louie Vega, remixer (Loleatta Holloway)
  • "Funk O' De Funk (SMLE Remix)" — SMLE, remixers (Bobby Rush)
  • "Undercover (Adventure Club Remix)" — Leighton James & Christian Srigley, remixers (Kehlani)
  • "A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix)" — Four Tet, remixer (The xx)
  • "You Move (Latroit Remix)" — Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode)
Surround sound album
  • "Early Americans" — Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
  • "Kleiberg: Mass for Modern Man" — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Eivind Gullberg Jensen & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra And Choir)
  • "So Is My Love" — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Nina T. Karlsen & Ensemble 96)
  • "3-D the Catalogue" — Fritz Hilpert, surround mix engineer; Tom Ammermann, surround mastering engineer; Fritz Hilpert, surround producer (Kraftwerk)
  • "Tyberg: Masses" — Jesse Brayman, surround mix engineer; Jesse Brayman, surround mastering engineer; Blanton Alspaugh, surround producer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)
Engineered album, classical
  • "Danielpour: Songs of Solitude & War Songs" — Gary Call, engineer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
  • "Kleiberg: Mass for Modern Man" — Morten Lindberg, engineer (Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Trondheim Vokalensemble & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra)
  • "Schoenberg, Adam: American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies" — Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
  • "Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio" — Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • "Tyberg: Masses" — John Newton, engineer; Jesse Brayman, mastering engineer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)
Producer of the year, classical
  • Blanton Alspaugh
  • Manfred Eicher
  • David Frost
  • Morten Lindberg
  • Judith Sherman
Orchestral performance
  • "Concertos for Orchestra" — Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
  • "Copland: Symphony No. 3; Three Latin American Sketches" — Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
  • "Debussy: Images; Jeux & aa Plus Que Lente" — Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
  • "Mahler: Symphony No. 5" — Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
  • "Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio" — Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Opera recording
  • "Berg: Lulu" — Lothar Koenigs, conductor; Daniel Brenna, Marlis Petersen & Johan Reuter; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
  • "Berg: Wozzeck" — Hans Graf, conductor; Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel; Hans Graf, producer (Houston Symphony; Chorus of Students and Alumni, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children's Chorus)
  • "Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles" — Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Diana Damrau, Mariusz Kwiecień, Matthew Polenzani & Nicolas Testé; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
  • "Handel: Ottone" — George Petrou, conductor; Max Emanuel Cencic & Lauren Snouffer; Jacob Händel, producer (Il Pomo D'Oro)
  • "Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel" — Valery Gergiev, conductor; Vladimir Feliauer, Aida Garifullina & Kira Loginova; Ilya Petrov, producer (Mariinsky Orchestra; Mariinsky Chorus)
Choral Performance
  • "Bryars: The Fifth Century" — Donald Nally, conductor (PRISM Quartet; The Crossing)
  • "Handel: Messiah" — Andrew Davis, conductor; Noel Edison, chorus master (Elizabeth DeShong, John Relyea, Andrew Staples & Erin Wall; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir)
  • "Mansurian: Requiem" — Alexander Liebreich, conductor; Florian Helgath, chorus master (Anja Petersen & Andrew Redmond; Münchener Kammerorchester; RIAS Kammerchor)
  • "Music of the Spheres" — Nigel Short, conductor (Tenebrae)
  • “Tyberg: Masses” — Brian A. Schmidt, conductor (Christopher Jacobson; South Dakota Chorale)
Chamber music/small ensemble performance
  • "Buxtehude: Trio Sonatas, Op. 1" — Arcangelo
  • "Death & the Maiden" — Patricia Kopatchinskaja & the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
  • "Divine Theatre — Sacred Motets by Giaches De Wert" — Stile Antico
  • "Franck, Kurtág, Previn & Schumann" — Joyce Yang & Augustin Hadelich
  • "Martha Argerich & Friends — Live From Lugano 2016" — Martha Argerich & Various Artists
Classical instrumental solo
  • "Bach: The French Suites" — Murray Perahia
  • "Haydn: Cello Concertos" — Steven Isserlis; Florian Donderer, conductor (The Deutsch Kammerphilharmonie Bremen)
  • "Levina: The Piano Concertos" — Maria Lettberg; Ariane Matiakh, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
  • "Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2" — Frank Peter Zimmermann; Alan Gilbert, conductor (NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester)
  • "Transcendental" - Daniil Trifonov
Classical solo vocal album
  • "Bach & Telemann: Sacred Cantatas" — Philippe Jaroussky; Petra Müllejans, conductor (Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann & Juan de la Rubia; Freiburger Barockorchester)
  • "Crazy Girl Crazy — Music by Gershwin, Berg & Berio" — Barbara Hannigan (Orchestra Ludwig)
  • "Gods & Monsters" — Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang, accompanist
  • "In War & Peace — Harmony Through Music" — Joyce DiDonato; Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor (Il Pomo D’Oro)
  • "Sviridov: Russia Cast Adrift" — Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Style of Five Ensemble)
Classical compendium
  • "Barbara" — Alexandre Tharaud; Cécile Lenoir, producer
  • "Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto" — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
  • "Kurtág: Complete Works for Ensemble & Choir" — Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor; Guido Tichelman, producer
  • "Les Routes de l'Esclavage" — Jordi Savall, conductor; Benjamin Bleton, producer
  • "Mademoiselle: Première Audience — Unknown Music of Nadia Boulanger" — Lucy Mauro; Lucy Mauro, producer
Contemporary classical composition
  • "Danielpour: Songs of Solitude" — Richard Danielpour, composer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
  • "Higdon: Viola Concerto" — Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
  • "Mansurian: Requiem" — Tigran Mansurian, composer (Alexander Liebreich, Florian Helgath, RIAS Kammerchor & Münchener Kammerorchester)
  • "Schoenberg, Adam: Picture Studies" — Adam Schoenberg, composer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
  • "Zhou Tian: Concerto for Orchestra" — Zhou Tian, composer (Louis Langrée & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
Music video
  • " Up All Night" — (Beck) Canada, video director; Laura Serra Estorch & Oscar Romagosa, video producers
  • "Makeba" — (Jain) Lionel Hirle & Gregory Ohrel, video directors; Yodelice, video producer
  • "The Story of O.J." — (Jay-Z) Shawn Carter & Mark Romanek, video directors; Daniel Midgley, video producer
  • "Humble." — (Kendrick Lamar) The Little Homies & Dave Meyers, video directors; Jason Baum, Dave Free, Jamie Rabineau, Nathan K. Scherrer & Anthony Tiffith, video producers
  • "1-800-273-8255" — (Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid) Andy Hines, video director; Andrew Lerios, video producer
Music film
  • "One More Time With Feeling" (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds) Andrew Dominik, video director; Dulcie Kellett & James Wilson, video producers
  • "Long Strange Trip" (The Grateful Dead) Amir Bar-Lev, video director; Alex Blavatnik, Ken Dornstein, Eric Eisner, Nick Koskoff & Justin Kreutzmann, video producers
  • "The Defiant Ones" (Various Artists) Allen Hughes, video director; Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray & Steven Williams, video producers
  • "Soundbreaking" (Various Artists) Maro Chermayeff & Jeff Dupre, video directors; Joshua Bennett, Julia Marchesi, Sam Pollard, Sally Rosenthal, Amy Schewel & Warren Zanes, video producers