Music News 2024

Music News 2024

Music News 2024 might just have the odd spot of industry information you might be looking for.

Music News 2024

GRAMMYs 2024, Awards and Category’s

Three new GRAMMY categories will debut at the 2024 GRAMMYs: Best African Music Performance, Best Alternative Jazz Album and Best Pop Dance Recording.

These history-making category additions are part of a more extensive set of updates and amendments, which go into effect immediately at the 2024 GRAMMYs, aimed at making the GRAMMY Awards process “more fair, transparent and accurate”, according to Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr.

SONG OF THE YEAR

“What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie,” Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

NON-CLASSICAL, Jack Antonoff

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

NON-CLASSICAL, Theron Thomas

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

“Flowers,” Miley Cyrus

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“Ghost in the Machine,” SZA featuring Phoebe Bridgers

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

“Midnights,” Taylor Swift

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC RECORDING

“Rumble,” Skrillex, Fred again.. and Flowdan

BEST POP DANCE RECORDING

“Padam Padam,” Kylie Minogue

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC ALBUM

“Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022),” Fred again..

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

“Not Strong Enough,” boygenius

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE

“72 Seasons,” Metallica

BEST ROCK SONG

“Not Strong Enough,” Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, songwriters (boygenius)

BEST ROCK ALBUM

“This Is Why,” Paramore

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE

“This Is Why,” Paramore

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

“The Record,” boygenius

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

“ICU,” Coco Jones

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

“Good Morning,” PJ Morton featuring Susan Carol

BEST R&B SONG

“Snooze,” Kenny B. Edmonds, Blair Ferguson, Khris Riddick-Tynes, Solána Rowe and Leon Thomas, songwriters (SZA)

BEST PROGRESSIVE R&B ALBUM

“SOS,” SZA

BEST R&B ALBUM

“Jaguar II,” Victoria Monét

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

“Scientists & Engineers,” Killer Mike featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane

BEST MELODIC RAP PERFORMANCE

“All My Life,” Lil Durk featuring J. Cole

BEST RAP SONG

“Scientists & Engineers,” André Benjamin, Paul Beauregard, James Blake, Michael Render, Tim Moore and Dion Wilson, songwriters (Killer Mike featuring André 3000, Future and Eryn Allen Kane)

BEST RAP ALBUM

“Michael,” Killer Mike

BEST SPOKEN WORD POETRY ALBUM

“The Light Inside,” J. Ivy

BEST JAZZ PERFORMANCE

“Tight,” Samara Joy

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM

“How Love Begins,” Nicole Zuraitis

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

“The Winds of Change,” Billy Childs

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM

“Basie Swings the Blues,” The Count Basie Orchestra directed by Scotty Barnhart

BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM

“El Arte Del Bolero Vol. 2,” Miguel Zenón and Luis Perdomo

BEST ALTERNATIVE JAZZ ALBUM

“The Omnichord Real Book,” Meshell Ndegeocello

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM

“Bewitched,” Laufey

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

“As We Speak,” Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, featuring Rakesh Chaurasia

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

“Some Like It Hot,” Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks and NaTasha Yvette Williams, principal vocalists; Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Bryan Carter, Scott M. Riesett, Charlie Rosen and Marc Shaiman, producers; Scott Wittman, lyricist; Marc Shaiman, composer and lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

“White Horse,” Chris Stapleton

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“I Remember Everything,” Zach Bryan featuring Kacey Musgraves

BEST COUNTRY SONG

“White Horse,” Chris Stapleton and Dan Wilson, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

“Bell Bottom Country,” Lainey Wilson

plus way more…

 Coldplay Climate Impact Study

Coldplay as well as being world famous musicians use their position in society to speak out on the impact of climate change not only that they try take action. Now that Coldplay have teamed up with Warner Music GroupLive Nation and the Technology’s Environmental Solutions Initiative for a study of live musics impact of the climate.

the study will reportedly begin with research on the UK and US markets for a report to be fished by July 2024. This will give a better picture to asses “the relationship between live music and climate change”; finding ways the industry and fans “can make tangible improvements to reduce emissions”.

Last June Coldplay stated that their recent ‘Music of the Spheres’ stadium tour reduced its CO2e emissions by 47% compared to their previous tour.

This is the kind of mind set we need our future industry to have.

DRAKE’S OVO SOUND PARTNERS WITH SONY MUSIC’S SANTA ANNA

Santa Anna, a JV between Sony Music Entertainment and Todd Moscowitz, has announced “an investment and partnership with” Drake’s independent record label OVO Sound.

According to the announcement on Tuesday (January 23), through the partnership, Santa Anna Label Group and its partners will provide OVO Sound with additional A&R support, production, finance and accounting, marketing and promotion, as well as artist and label services “to grow OVO Sound’s business and attract, retain and promote top Canadian and international artists”.

OVO’s current artists include PARTYNEXTDOOR, Majid Jordan, Naomi Sharon, Roy Woods, Smiley, and Popcaan, in addition to numerous Drake collaborations with artists such as Bad Bunny (Rimas), Central Cee, Blocboy JB, and Dave, in addition to the creation of the Top Boy soundtrack.

Billy Joel Announces His First New Song In 17 Years

Columbia Records announces the release of Billy Joel’s first new single in decades“Turn The Lights Back On, arriving on Thursday February 1, 2024. It will be available on all DSPs and pressed on limited-edition 7” vinyl. Pre-order/Pre-save at billyjoel.com. It will also be accompanied by a lyric video on his official YouTube channel. The song was produced by GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer Freddy Wexler and written by Wexler, Arthur Bacon, Wayne Hector, and Joel.

Dinosaur Jr-Headlined Tent Pole Festival Cancelled

The 2024 Tent Pole was only its second year following a successful 2023 event hosting headliners Pavement. All ticket holders will be refunded.

The event was due on Saturday, 17 February, at Geelong’s Mt Duneed Estate. As well as the US indie rock legends headlining the festival, Tent Pole was also set to host the likes of additional international acts Mogwai and Calexico, and Melbourne’s own RVG, Cash Savage And The Last Drinks, CIVIC, The Belair Lip Bombs, and more. Dinosaur Jr were also scheduled to play their 1993 album Where You Been in full to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

“event cancelled” notice. The announcement reads:

“In a very disappointing turn of events, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Tent Pole 2024. This decision has not been made lightly as there is still strong belief in the event and what it can offer, however, the current economic climate coupled with the difficulties associated with establishing a new regional festival has made it impossible for us to proceed.”

 All ticket purchasers will receive an automatic refund.

TLC Cancelled!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, TLC’s upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand with Busta Rhymes and En Vogue will no longer be proceeding.

“To our incredible Australian and New Zealand fans, with heavy hearts, we regret to announce the cancellation of our upcoming tour. Unforeseen circumstances have made it impossible to proceed, and we sincerely apologize for any disappointment. Your support means everything, and we promise to make it up to you. We can’t wait to be back in your beautiful countries soon. Thank you for your understanding and love.” – TLC

for more events and similar information bbmlive.com

Nuclear Blast and metaverse platform The Sandbox have teamed up to launch Blast Valley

Heavy metal label Nuclear Blast and metaverse platform The Sandbox have teamed up to launch Blast Valley, a metaverse experience dedicated to metal music and gaming.

Blast Valley offers players a chance to explore a virtual world, embark on a quest and attend virtual events, according to a press release announcing the launch on Monday (January 22).

“Blast VALLEY IS A PLACE WHERE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES ARE CRAFTED AND WHERE BONDS WITH NEWFOUND FRIENDS ARE FORGED. JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE POWER OF METAL AND REVEL IN THE CAMARADERIE IT FOSTERS.” –NUCLEAR BLAST

The virtual experience lets players immerse themselves in a world with a giant volcano scene, a vinyl factory, secret crypts, and a bar. They can meet up with players worldwide and participate in quests “to revive the power of metal” within Blast Valley.

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